Ever wonder why the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger of the left hand? The most popular "reason" is that the Romans believed that the fourth finger on the left hand was directly connected to the heart by a vein called the Vena Amoris or "vein of love". This is still the widely held belief, though it has been proven false by scientists. Another, more sensible reason, is that the fourth finger on the left hand is, besides the pinky, the least used finger on our hands assuming most of the population is right handed. The pinky was thought too small to design a ring that was ornate and decorative, so moving it to the next finger served that purpose. One more little fun fact, the first diamond wedding ring was exchanged in 1477 when King Maximillan I of Germany proposed to Mary of Burgundy. Too bad he isn't around to get royalties (pun intended) from the Diamond Cartel!