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Different Types of Rings and Their Meanings

Different Types of Rings and Their Meanings-Hanno Stockholm

Are you wondering what kind of ring you must get that would perfectly suit you? Or maybe considering expanding your ring collection and wondering what the different types of rings you can add in there. 

There are quite a lot of different types of rings available today — different shapes, sizes, styles, you name them. All have different meanings that make them appropriate for certain occasions in our lives. 


Different types of rings and their meanings

Many people think there are only a few kinds of rings. That’s not true. Depending on how you categorize them, there can be many different types.

You have the rings you wear for fun, the ones used for dress-up, special kinds, and rings that denote various milestones of your relationship. Let us take a look at what the different styles of rings are called based on certain criteria.


Different types of ring shapes

When we talk about ring shapes, we mean the shape of the head and not the band. There are various ways to shape a ring, here are the most popular five:

Oval: Its elongated design fits perfectly on a hand and is ever so stylish.

Round: The brilliant round cut is cone-shaped that has its top rounded. Perhaps the most popular shape of rings available today. 

Princess cut: One of the most popular designs for engagement rings. It's a square with pointed corners. 

Heart cut: It's made from modifying round stones into heart shapes and is seen as a symbol of love. 

Simple bands: These rings don't have a head and only comprise a plain band of uniform width. 


Ring names

All rings have designated names we may not even be familiar with. We often describe them with their shape or purpose, but they can also be classified with their names. Here are the most popular ones:

Engagement ring: It is typically given to women by their partners as a part of a proposal to marry. It's a symbol of both their commitment to marry one another in the near future. 

Birthstone ring: It is a ring that features a precious or semi-precious stone as its head. The stone usually holds significance to the person's birth month.

Cluster ring: It usually consists of a primary stone that is surrounded by a host of smaller stones. The primary and smaller stones can be the same or different, depending on the design you choose.

Flexible ring: It is a bendable ring made of different parts of metal. Such pieces are free size, meaning they fit on any finger.

Signet ring: It is also called a 'seal' ring. It is engraved with words, letters, or symbols of relevance. The design is specific and usually custom-made. 


How many rings are there in a relationship?

There are usually three different types of rings that signify relationship milestones. They are the engagement rings, wedding, and eternity rings, which are sometimes called infinity rings as well. Different types of rings demonstrate a couple's chemistry, bond, and love for each other. 

There are a variety of designs when it comes to choosing the perfect piece for your partner. Here are some of the popular contemporary styles:


Different types of engagement rings

As discussed above, an engagement ring is presented to a partner as a promise of matrimony. Some of the common styles for engagement rings are listed below:

Solitaire: It is the classic engagement ring style that features only a single diamond, thus earning its name. It's simple, yet elegant design makes it the perfect choice that will stand the test of time.

Cluster: As previously mentioned, a cluster ring has a halo of smaller stones propping up one big one. They are a great option to maximise the shine of your ring.

Cathedral: This particular design gets its name courtesy of the way the metal is shaped to support the top. The structure of the ring towards the top represents a cathedral. It's a sophisticated choice for an engagement. 


Different types of wedding rings

Wedding rings, or wedding bands, as they are often called, are the rings partners present to each other on their wedding day. They are usually plain bands. However, couples have come up with innovative designs over the years. 

The common styles for wedding rings are:

Classic: a truly timeless option for couples. The man's band is often simple and thick, whereas the woman's ring is thinner. Both are often made of the same material.

Pavé: is a French word that means 'to pave'. This kind of wedding band is a metal band, half of which is encrusted with diamonds or any other stone of your choice. They are a popular choice among couples as they are both simple yet stylish. 

Twisted: a twisted wedding band symbolizes the intertwined lives of the couple. They are a different style than the traditional bands while still being something meaningful to the couple. 


Eternity rings

Eternity rings symbolize eternal and never-ending love. They are usually given to women by their spouse on a milestone anniversary of their marriage, usually celebrating 20 years or more. 

The usual design for eternity rings tends to be a simple band encrusted with diamonds of uniform size. They can be replaced with any other precious or semi-precious stone of your choice. It's up to you to have the ring be completely covered with diamonds, or have them cover only half the band. 

Nowadays, there is much more variety available when it comes to the styling of eternity rings.


Find the one for you

Rings have been in fashion forever. Their designs and meaning to people continue to evolve with time. They have also played a prominent role in defining relationships in our lives. 

If you are looking for a ring for your beloved or yourself, take a glance at our esteemed collection of all different types of rings that will blow you away. 

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