One of the most popular questions we receive is what finger do gay couples wear rings? The answer is it’s entirely up to you. Some same sex couples choose to wear matching rings to symbolize their powerful bond while others prefer to wear different styles that reflect their unique personalities and individuality.
In recent years, it’s become more common for gay and lesbian couples to wear their wedding bands on their right hand ring finger rather than the traditional left hand ring finger. Many believe this is a way to keep their love private and personal while also breaking away from heteronormative traditions. However, it’s important to remember that wearing your ring on the right hand doesn’t mean you’re not committed and that there are no rules when it comes to same-sex marriage.
Traditionally, engagement and wedding rings are worn on the left hand ring finger because it was believed that this ring finger carried the vena amoris – a vein that ran directly to the heart. While this belief has been debunked, there is no rule that says you must follow tradition or choose to wear your gay mens rings on the left hand.
Instead, we encourage all of our customers to take inspiration from their favorite LGBT celebrity couples for their ring design ideas. From Ellen and Portia to Elton John and David Furnish, there are plenty of fabulous celebrity couple ring designs you can use as inspiration when designing your own wedding band. Whether you choose to wear your gay rings on the ring finger, index finger, or pinky, we hope you’ll cherish them for a lifetime.