What ring choose? Each form has its own meaning and its own name. Read what are the 10 types of the most worn rings and what they symbolize.
There are many types of ring, not just engagement. From the shape of a ring also depends on which of the hand or finger you can wear, on what occasion is more appropriate, because many rings are also of the symbols. The jewelers, not surprisingly, offer their rings with a precise definition, as eternity, trilogy, solitaire, cocktails … Here’s the 10 most popular models rings.
1 Solitaire. It is the most widespread and popular for engagement ring. It has a diamond mounted by itself, with no other stones around. The symbolic meaning: one diamond, one love. The stem can be gold, most of the white times, or platinum.
2 Eternity. Ring with a metal band (usually white gold) with a continuous line of gems (usually the diamonds, but also with other stones). As the name indicates, it symbolizes the love that never ends. It is often given by the husband to his wife on the occasion of an anniversary, usually after ten years of marriage. If the diamonds do not follow the entire circumference, but only a part (also to make it more comfortable to wear), it is also defined as a half-eternity.
3 Band ring, wedding ring. It is the classic wedding ring, the most widely used. It is characterized by a smooth metal, most of the times yellow gold. The width is variable, as well as the possibility to engrave inside the wedding date, a name. Faith is usually wearing the ring finger on his left hand, while in Central and Eastern Europe, and also in the Iberian Peninsula (except Catalonia), is used to put it right.
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4 Toi et Moi. It is a ring with two similar stones, but not ever identical, set opposite one another. A contrast, but also a union of two different personalities which complement each other.
5 Knuckle ring. It has a smaller diameter and is worn on the first or second joint of the finger. It is fashionable now. It is usually very thin, metal without stones.
6 Trinity. Ring developed by Cartier in 1924 and a lot imitated. It consists of three different metal bands of different colors: pink gold for love, yellow gold to white gold for fidelity and friendship, which intersect.
7 Trilogy. Not to be confused with the trinity. Are rings with three stones, usually diamonds. The meaning? Well, the real thing is: I can not spend on a big diamond, but with three little stones I get (almost) the same effect.
8 Ring with secret. It was in use in the Middle Ages (when could hide the poison). The secret ring is now small complex works of art. The ring may contain a message or a symbol, such as those of Theo Fennell. They are made to be noticed.
9 Cocktail. Born during the years of Prohibition in the United States, the cocktail rings were used for evening parties based on alcohol, prohibited. Large, showy, with colored stones, they are rings afternoon or early evening.
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10 Halo. Ring with a diamond or an other stone in the center, and a halo of smaller gems around. It serves to increase the visual impact without having to resort to a larger and expensive stones.