Last updated on January 25, 2021
Rings are not only for personal embellishment; sometimes wearing a ring conveys a deeper symbolic meaning. That bling you are spotting on your hand could say a lot about your marital status, beliefs, taste and sense of style. Let’s see what ring types are the most popular and what’s their symbolism.
A promise ring symbolizes timeless commitment and love between two people. As the name suggests, a promise ring is given to the partner before the engagement ring. Wearing a promise ring is a part of the sweet and romantic customary ritual for pre-engaged couples. A pearl or a diamond is considered a traditional and appropriate gemstone for these type of rings.
Nowadays, promise rings can be also given to a friend as the symbol of unending friendship.
An engagement ring indicates that the person wearing it is engaged to be married. In fact, engagement ring tends to carry the most emotional weight. This ring ”seals the deal” in a romantic relationship and announce to the world that the marriage is really close. Traditionally engagement rings are featuring diamonds, though coloured gemstones like sapphires and emeralds are also appropriate.
As the name suggests anniversary rings/bands are given to celebrate wedding anniversaries. This ring is meant to symbolize your continued love for one another. This type of rings is usually featuring five, seven or nine gemstones. Traditionally, couples prefer diamond anniversary bands, though the mix of diamonds and other gemstones is also a popular choice nowadays.
Cocktail rings, also known as cluster and dinner rings, are bold, dramatic pieces of jewellery featuring large precious and semi-precious gemstones. In fact, nowadays, any statement ring is called a cocktail ring. These type of jewellery is a wonderful gift for each woman on any occasion. The great thing about cocktail rings is that there is no restriction to wearing just one.