Types of rings


Rings are jewelry worn on fingers. There are different types of rings that can be worn. Further, there are many reasons that people wear rings.

In this article we are going to look at the different types of rings that are commonly worn and that may have been popular a few years back.

Wedding ring

Let us start with one of the most common types of rings all over the world. The wedding ring. This is a ring worn on the fourth finger of the left hand. It is worn as a celebration and sign of marital status. It is often worn on the wedding day as part of the wedding ceremony.

This ring once worn should not be removed, unless due to special circumstances. Therefore, it should be made to fit comfortably around the finger.

Eternity ring

The eternity ring is a ring given as a sign of love and commitment. It can be given by a husband to a wife or between lovers or friends to signify that their relationship is significant and valued and that it could last an eternity.

The eternity ring comes in different designs and is made from different materials. One ring that can be used as an eternity ring is the silver infinity ring. This is a ring that is made out of sterling silver and is shaped in the infinity sign that represents endlessness. It is a ring that represents an undying love or friendship between the giver and receiver of the ring.

Engagement rings

An engagement ring is a ring that signifies the intention to marry. It is a ring, often given to a someone that one intends to marry when they propose marriage.

It is often worn on the middle finger of the left hand. Engagement rings represent a commitment to the person who has given it to the wearer of the ring. 

Birthstone ring

This is a ring that is engraved with a gemstone that signifies the month that one was born. It is believed that a birthstone ring brings good luck and fortune to the wearer.

Dinner ring

It is also known as a cocktail ring. It is often worn by women. It is a loud and flamboyant ring. It has an expressive design that makes it stand out on the finger of its wearer.

Signet ring

This is a ring that symbolizes belonging to a specific group. Having existed for a long time now, signet rings of earlier times indicated that one belonged to a particular family. The signet ring had initials that represented the family and were used to create a signature of the family. It was also known as a seal.

In modern days the signet ring is found in groups such as universities and students and alumni wear it as a symbol of and a connection to their Alma Mata.

Anniversary ring

This is a ring that is given in celebration of wedding anniversaries. It is given to celebrate major milestones such as a long marriage commitment for example to celebrate the tenth wedding anniversary.

Antique ring

An antique ring is a ring that has been in existence for over a hundred years. It is an old ring and may or may not have any monetary value.

Stack ring

This is a single ring that has two layers or bands. It looks like two rings but it is worn on one finger. This is a fashionable ring with little significance. It may signify that its wearer is trendy and fashionable. 

It can be made of different materials depending on what is in fashion.


There are different types of rings available for ring lovers. Some rings are ancient and no longer have any significance in the modern world. All the types of rings available can be made in as many different materials as one would like. Further, rings are available in a range of prices and could be cheap to outrageously expensive depending on the material used to make it.


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