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Pliny the Elder noted, according to the 1938 Loeb Classical Library translation by Harris Rackham, "Some people put all their rings on their little finger only, while others wear only one ring even on that finger, and use it to seal up their signet ring, which is kept stored away as a rarity not deserving the insult of common use, and is brought out from its cabinet as from a sanctuary; thus even wearing a single ring on the little finger may advertise the possession of a costlier piece of apparatus put away in store"....
Wedding bands worn by Western men in the 18th century were on the left hand pinky finger. The accepted tradition at the time would have the men wearing any second ring on top of the wedding band so as to have both rings on one finger, and in this case, on the pinky.
In the twentieth century, jewelry choices are less about customs and old world traditions and more about freedom of expression. So this is also true for the world of pinky rings and how one decides to wear a pinky ring and what style works best for who one is.
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