What Does A Ring On the Middle Finger Mean? (Ask Cladright)

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With a well-selected ring or two, your hands can become instant conversation starters. And whether you’re doing it for the compliments or just love how rings look, they can become an awesome wardrobe standby.

But if you’re not careful, your choice of which finger to wear a ring on might put off the wrong vibes. That’s why we’re here today: To explain exactly what it means when a man wears a ring on his middle finger.

What Does A Ring On the Middle Finger Mean?

Because it’s in the middle of your hand, wearing a ring on your middle finger symbolizes balance. It also commands attention, since your middle finger is your largest and most noticeable finger.

What Does the Middle Finger Symbolize?

If you’re inclined towards the esoteric, you’ll be interested to know that the middle finger is associated with Saturn — the slowest moving of the visible planets. This makes rings worn on the middle finger symbolize a slow, steady, and responsible approach to life. 

Lead is the metal most strongly associated with Saturn, so consider wearing a simple, unpolished band on your middle finger to tap into that energy.

Is it Common for A Guy to Wear A Ring On His Middle Finger?

The middle finger is probably the least common finger for a guy to wear a ring on. Why? Because it can make it harder to perform fine manual tasks, by bumping into your other fingers. 

But as with any jewelry choice, you’ll have to try it out yourself! If it’s comfortable for you, wearing a ring on your middle finger can be a go-to conversation starter.

What Type of Ring Should A Guy Wear On His Middle Finger?

A big, bulky ring worn on your middle finger can get in the way of your hand movements. That’s why I recommend guys start by trying out a simple band on their middle finger. 

Once you get used to that, you can branch out into more elaborate styles if you want to draw attention to your jewelry choices (kinda like what you see in the above photo, with a large White Buffalo Temple Ring from Chad Barela).

What’s Next? Cool Rings and Jewelry Tips

Are you thinking of trying out wearing a ring on your middle finger? I say go for it! There are some awesome insignia rings for men that would look great placed front and center on your hand.

And if you’re still not feeling totally confident in your jewelry style, we’ve got you covered. Just pop over and read our complete guide to men wearing jewelry (and how to do it well).


As always, feel free to drop us a line on Instagram with any of your jewelry and style questions!

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