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When a couple gets engaged, he buys her a ring, but he wears no ring himself, correct? She gets another ring for the wedding?

I'm not american and I need an explanation of how this works in America.

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Correct. The woman gets an engagement ring, but not the man. When they get married they both wear rings. The ring goes on the left hand, and once married the wedding band goes on first so that it is closer to the heart.

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Thanks for the info about the left hand, I meant to aks that, too but forgot !
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you are correct about the womans rings the man gets his ring the day of the wedding

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Correct. The man proposes to the woman, the women has a ring until marriage, and on their wedding day, they both exchange new rings, so a man DOES get a wedding ring- just not an engagement ring.

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that's correct up until the wedding day when the bride then gives the groom a wedding ring, which he will usually wear from then on. often the rings are bought in matching sets, with a masculine version of the brides's wedding ring.

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You're right, but there's no hard and fast rules about it. I bought my wifes engagement ring and then had her engagement & wedding rings made into 1.

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May I ask a follow up question: would it be very unsusual for an american couple to choose the engagement ring together? The movies make us believe that the man always surprises the woman with a proposal and has already bought the ring
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Yes like 10 years ago men got it and surprised the woman now a lot of woman are picking there own engagement ring out so either way is fine I like a surprise
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More often than not they're picking rings out together. Most Americans will never see a long relationship you might as well pick out a nice ring to enjoy. I surprised my wife or she surprised me
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