Rings are the most popular group of accessories used to attract attention and complete the style of the created image. Women and men have long been decorating their fingers with thin or wide rings with ornaments, stones or engravings. But there is a kind of rings that cannot be called just jewelry. Their main function is protection. About what it means, how it appeared, how it works, how to wear the “Save and Save” ring correctly, we will tell in this article.
Why wear the «Save and Save» ring
The phrase «Save and Preserve» is not just a combination of words. This is a prayer with which believers turn to the Almighty with a request for protection from troubles and for the salvation of the soul. These words have an invisible divine gracious power. Such an inscription is a message to the Universe.
Putting on such a ring, a person finds a mentor on the path of life. Such products protect people from bad thoughts and sinful thoughts. Many priests say that they protect from the dangers of the outside world and cleanse the mind from evil. According to their inner and spiritual strength, they are identified with icons and pectoral crosses.
Any believer can wear such a ring, regardless of age, nationality and skin color. The main thing is that he be Orthodox.
On which finger is it customary to wear the «Save and Save» ring?
This jewelry has an ancient history. During the Byzantine era, it was popular with pilgrims and merchants. In ancient Byzantium, it was believed that products with this inscription were endowed with powerful power. They are able to protect the owner from the evil eye and damage. They were made by novices and sold at a symbolic price, and all proceeds went to the development of temples.
The first mention of how to wear the «Save and Preserve» ring is in Genesis chapter 41, verses 41:42. It speaks of Joseph, a Jewish youth who ingratiated himself with the Egyptian pharaoh and received a precious ring. In ancient Egypt, it was a symbol of power. All orders and decisions of the rulers were additionally sealed with a ring with such an engraving.
Thanks to Joseph, who was sold into slavery in Egypt, the Jews adopted the tradition of wearing «Save and Save» rings as a sign of special status on the ring finger.
As for the symbolic meaning, in the writing of the prophet Jeremiah, verses 22:24, it is said about the king of Judah Jehun, who, in order to be closer to God, wore this decoration on his right hand.
During one of his earthly ministry, Jesus Christ told people the parable of the prodigal son who returned to his father from a shameful wandering. The father ordered to bring the best clothes, shoes to his son and put in his hand an expensive ring «Save and Preserve» (Luke 15:22). This testified to the father’s love for the prodigal son, as well as to the recognition of his personal dignity. Such a gesture spoke of the restoration of the young man to the status of a full member of the family.
These and other biblical examples prove the correct use of this jewelry as an Orthodox accessory.
Many years later, church rings with the text “Save and Save” began to be worn as wedding rings. In many countries of the world, it is considered a powerful talisman of marriage.
Where to wear the «Save and Preserve» ring?
There are no strict canons regarding the use of this creed. However, the clergy give some advice on this matter. On which finger the “Save and Save” ring should be worn does not matter.
But the first and key rule is that the owner of this product must believe in the Almighty and that there is a special power that can protect him in any situation. Only then does this ring have value, otherwise it will lose its power.
The second rule, which concerns which finger the “Save and Save” ring is worn on, is a difference in Catholic and Orthodox religious rituals. The Orthodox are baptized with the right hand. It is correct to put this ring on the middle, thumb or index finger of the right hand. It is believed that this enhances its effect.
On which finger do women and men wear the «Save and Save» ring?
There are both male and female models of this accessory. Which side of the Save and Preserve ring should be worn depends on its function.
If this is a charm, then the inscription should be outside, a symbol of spiritual belonging — the phrase should be addressed to the owner, that is, be inside.
Regarding whether it is possible to wear the “Save and Save” ring unmarried, the clergy remind that it is a symbol of faith, so marital status does not really matter.
If such a ring is chosen by the spouses as an engagement ring, then it should be worn on the finger on which it was worn during the wedding.
Men who are married not only according to the laws of society, but also before God, can wear such rings on one hand along with wedding rings. If a person is not married or has recently dissolved, they should not wear the «Save and Save» ring on the ring finger. This is considered a great sin. The same rule applies to those who are not married.
On which finger is it better to wear the «Save and Save» ring?
The answer to this question also depends on the design of this jewelry and who wears it.
It can be a great gift for a child who is about to be baptized, and for an adult who often encounters troubles or obstacles along the way.
The material of the jewelry plays a role in which finger people put on the “Save and Save” ring. The first religious products were made from improvised means — simple wood or metal.
Recently, gold has become an increasingly popular and popular material for making jewelry. But for the manufacture of this jewelry all over the world it is recommended to use silver. This metal not only attracts attention with its beauty, but also has special healing properties:
protects the human body from the effects of the external environment;
strengthens the immune system;
beneficial effect on the digestive system and respiratory organs.
Can I wear two Save and Save rings?
According to church Orthodox canons, only male clergymen are allowed to wear several of these decorations.
Since in the Orthodox religion the right side is considered close to the Lord, it is with the right hand with a ring with a prayer that believers overshadow themselves with the sign of the cross.
Wearing on the left hand is allowed for prayer for protection from the evil one. It is also allowed to wear this attribute around the neck, but not on a chain that already has a cross or other accessories. It is desirable that it be a separate silver chain or leather cord.
Now you know on which hand the “Save and Save” ring is worn, but do not forget that:
like any amulet or talisman, this product must be exclusively individual;
it is not recommended to give it to other people, and even more so — to sell it;
if you want to give someone such a ring as a gift, it should not be yours or someone else’s, but brand new;
it should not have any decorations, stones and other inscriptions;
before you start wearing it, it is advisable to consecrate it in the church;
with the constant wearing of such a talisman, you need to pray daily for the salvation of your soul and body;
try to put it on so that the inscription «Save and Save» is visible, with the exception of the internal engraving;
it is allowed to use these decorations as wedding decorations only if the couple decided to get married in a church;
if the donated “Save and Save” ring does not fit you, you can increase or decrease it into a master, but after that, be sure to consecrate it again.
if suddenly the “Save and Save” ring turned black, it means that it took away problems and illnesses. Therefore, it must be cleansed and re-consecrated in the church.
Often women wear two engraved rings on one finger. One is from the engagement, the second is the engagement. There are 2 opposing views on this:
When a man proposes to his beloved, he puts an engagement ring on her ring finger. On top of it at the wedding ceremony — engagement. It is believed that two pieces of jewelry will bring happiness and a lasting union to the newlyweds. The wife has to wear two accessories all her life in order to maintain a happy marriage;
in some countries, it is believed that after the wedding, the bride must take off the jewelry that she was wearing for the engagement and put it in the box. If a couple has a boy, then he is given an engagement ring with his girlfriend. Wearing two products is considered bad luck, it can destroy a marriage due to male infidelity.
Which of these statements to believe is up to you. The main thing is that the owner of this ring should have good thoughts that tend to materialize.
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