My wedding rings were cut into halves -- the engagement ring is in two pieces and the wedding band is in two pieces. The tragedy isn't my still-swollen finger; it's the loss of my grandmother's wedding band.
Even when my finger has been wrapped in the baby Ace bandage, the knuckle is very swollen. The physical therapist measured it last week. My finger was originally a size 6. Now it's a 9 1/2. My heart sank when she told me that.
Yet I still have my mother's wedding rings. We have the same size fingers. Or at least we did until this.
One of my friends wear his wedding ring on his right hand because his wife is European and that's the custom where she's from. There's an idea! My mother's rings went over my right ring knuckle with a little effort. But not so much that it was painful. And there they'll stay until my left ring finger is back to some semblance of normalcy.
A quick search online for a photo of right-hand wedding rings happened upon the "meanings" of wearing the rings on the right hand. Some possibilities are:
- Sentimentality for family heirlooms
- Gays or lesbians
- Cultural, specifically Polish, Colombian, Greek, Indian, or Eastern Orthodox