Rings are timeless jewelry pieces that have been cherished throughout history for their rich symbolism, beauty, and style. From delicate bands to exquisite cocktail rings, these accessories are available in a wide array of choices to suit your unique tastes.
Let’s explore the different types of rings that you can use to adorn your fingers!
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Promise and Engagement Rings
Promise rings and engagement rings have one thing in common: they both convey an intent of long-term commitment to someone.
Promise rings are like pre-engagement rings. They let the receiver know that the person giving it to them intends to eventually propose and marry them. Promise rings are generally simpler than engagement rings. They can have plain bands or smaller gems like birthstones.
Meanwhile, engagement rings are one of the most popular types of rings. They are used when someone proposes marriage to their partner. If the proposal is accepted, the ring is worn as a symbol of their decision to marry. The most common type of engagement ring features a center stone, usually a diamond to symbolize everlasting love.
Wedding bands are perhaps the most popular type of ring. While they may differ in style depending on the traditional and cultural roots of the couple, a wedding ring is a feature of most marriage customs. They have been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians to symbolize the love, devotion, and commitment between two individuals.
Usually, these are plain bands of silver, gold, platinum, and other precious metals. They may also include intricate engravings or a gemstone. However, they can be made in different designs and styles to suit the couple’s unique tastes.
Signet rings have been around for centuries and were used to signify an individual’s occupation, family lineage, or other aspects of their identity and socioeconomic status.
Signet rings are usually distinguished by their shape and size, and may have the family crest, initial, or other symbols engraved on them. They may also include meaningful gemstones with historic significance.
Signet rings today have mostly become a fashion statement or an expression of style. In some cases, they may also be used by graduates of an academic institution to commemorate their alma mater.
Usually, knuckle rings are dainty, small rings that are worn higher up on the finger, above your finger’s middle joint. Knuckle rings are an extremely trendy form of jewelry. Also called tea-rings, knuckle dusters, and brass knuckles, they typically come in sets to ensure that they match well.
You can also mix and match different rings to create your own look. If you decide to go this route, you can combine rings that have the same color or combine different textures.
Artizan’s Zirconia Dots Ring is a great accessory that you can easily match with other rings. With its simple band and three inlaid pieces of cubic zirconia, the ring is striking enough on its own but can still be beautifully blended with other pieces of your choosing.
Multi Finger Rings
Multi finger rings are meant to be worn on multiple fingers at once. Though typically designed to include two fingers, larger rings can also fit over three fingers at the same time.
These chic pieces of jewelry can be very simple, but can still elevate your style and complement your outfit. If you’re looking to add multi finger rings to your collection, check out the Fervent Ring which fits two fingers. Available in non-tarnishing silver or gold, it’s solid-looking, subtle, and incredibly stylish accessory.
Stackable rings are rings that can be layered or stacked on a single finger. You can get them in a matching set or create your own look by stacking selected rings together. To make them easy to mix and match, most stackable rings are thin and feature simple designs. Of course, if you want something that’s more eye-catching, there’s certainly nothing stopping you from adding a few accent pieces that have colorful gemstones and other embellishments!
Promise rings, engagement rings, and wedding rings can also be stacked on top of each other. Some are even designed to be worn together on one finger, creating a unique and cohesive design.
Also called statement rings, cocktail rings are usually oversized rings that are worn on special occasions. They are meant to draw attention with their various styles and designs.
Cocktail rings can be made from plain solid metal that is shaped into unique shapes or designs. They may also have gemstones or other embellishments to make them more striking. Artistic rings with interesting motifs can also be used as statement rings.
Because they’re meant to make a statement, cocktail rings are usually medium to large in size and can be worn on their own.
Eternity rings usually have romantic connotations, but they are also dazzling pieces of jewelry that can be used as everyday accessories. Ancient Egyptians are believed to have used them as tokens of eternal life and love. They usually include gemstones, particularly diamonds, around the band like this Full Eternity Band Ring. You can also go for something simpler like this Half Eternity Band Ring which only has stones around its front half.
Some versions of this ring have bands in the shape of a serpent that is devouring its tail. This is meant to represent the infinite cycle of birth and death that is known as “ouroboros.”
Rings represent many positive traits: love, commitment, devotion, and even the continuity of life and death. If you give them to a loved one, they instantly become cherished tokens of your connection to each other. Plus, they can be used to effortlessly show off your personality and sense of style.
If you’ve been thinking of adding rings to your collection, consider the types we’ve described here and don’t forget to stop by Artizan Joyeria. With our wide selection of wearable and gorgeous rings, you’re bound to find something you love!
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