Susan Miller

·Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry Design, Pratt Institute, 2012

·Bachelor of Arts in Gemology, University of California, Los Angeles, May 2005

·Editor-in-Chief, White Victoria (2018 - present)

·Write and research feature articles and profiles for print and online publication

·Contributing Writer, Modern Jeweler and Ornament

·Write and publish freelance articles for IGS and WSJ Magazine

·Jewelry Appraiser (2012 - 2020)

What comes to mind when you hear "rings"?

Wedding bells or another statement piece to add to your jewelry collection?

Whatever it may be, you are right, but that's not all there is to it. 

From a wedding ring that symbolizes love and commitment to a friendship ring that signifies the bond between two friends, every ring is not the same, as each one conveys a distinct message.

Rings are made with different materials, from metal to stone to gold, and each serves a unique purpose with a symbolic meaning.

This article explains the different types of rings and what they represent to their wearer.

The 11 Most Popular Types Of Rings To Know

Choosing the Perfect Ring

Here are 11 of the most popular types of rings with their unique significance outlined:

●Diamond Rings

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Marilyn Monroe once said, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," and this truth is not far-fetched.

Diamond rings signify strength, eternal love, and commitment. 

Diamond rings are essentially known for their dazzling shine and captivating luster.

They are graded according to the 4C factor: color, clarity, cut, and carat weight.

The best artisans meticulously orate diamond rings as they are designed in cubic forms: princess cut, round cut, emerald, oval cut, marquise, and trilliant cut. 

If you are searching for a modern ring with a classic, distinct nature, your best option would be a diamond engagement ring. 

● Women's Engagement Rings

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Engagement rings are those cute, shiny rings worn by a lady before saying "I do" on the altar.

A woman's engagement ring is a public declaration of love and wedding to her partner, with the promise of marriage in the future. It is a symbol of commitment.

The cut and quality of women's engagement rings are very important!

Engagement rings come in various designs and unique shapes, from stunning or classic to minimalist or chic.

An engagement ring is definitely different from the traditional rings.

The halo-style engagement ring is the most trending nowadays, but we also have the round-shaped, princess and cushion cut.

We know shopping for an engagement ring can be super exciting, and there are so many beautiful options to choose from in the market.

But don't forget to take into consideration your partner's style, her ring size, and, most importantly, your budget.

●Pearl Rings

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Pearls are precious gemstones that make any accessory or jewelry piece look radiant and elegant, but do you know what they don't tell you?

They come out super stunning as rings. Pearl rings are a symbol of royalty, wealth, and elegance. 

Pearl rings mostly come in sophisticated colors such as rose gold, antique silver, white, and diamond.

They also have unique styles, from simple pearl statement rings to classic engagement rings paired with diamonds. 

As someone buying your first pearl ring or maybe even your second or third, you need to consider going for a color that matches your skin tone.

Carefully feel the surface of the ring with your finger to check if it is real or fake.

●Wedding Rings For Women

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Wedding rings bring a lot of joy and spark to couples. It is a symbol of love and commitment that is exchanged on the wedding day. 

White or gold, Diamond or pearl, there's a wedding ring for everyone.

A couple can choose to opt for a classic or a more modern style depending on their overall aesthetics.

When shopping for a wedding ring, consider certain factors, such as style.

What do you like, or what would the person you are buying it for prefer?

Also, study its long-lasting glow, and select the one that is more durable and won't quickly rust or chip away.

You can also opt for a modern and trendy style to suit your personality.

●Promise Rings

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Promise rings are a seal of a relationship. It is the pact between two people and the timeless bond that holds them in agreement. 

Promise rings are simple bands made in beautiful colors and patterns.

They are made in sterling silver, rose, gold-plated, crown, and band styles. 

If you want to shop for a promise ring, go for metals that have strong qualities and look exquisite on your partner's finger.

Study the styles and trends of promise rings and choose the right size of the ring.

●Birthstone Rings

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Every month has a special gemstone attached to it. From January to December, there is a birthstone for each month.

Birthstones are known to bring good luck and attract positive vibes to one's life.

They come with unique, mesmerizing colors that radiate as pure and various designs and styles that allow you so many options and styles to choose from.

Different types of birthstones pair as a single or double-lined ring. Thinking of the perfect birthstone ring to grace that special event?

Garnet, diamond, amethyst, emerald, moonstone, ruby, etc, are ideal gemstones for a birthstone ring.

In selecting a birthstone ring, select the gemstone associated with the birth month of your partner and also opt for a small, customized design that is sure to look cute and sparkly on your partner's finger.

●Friendship Ring

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Nothing fans the flame of trust and commitment between two friends like a friendship ring.

It's the perfect symbol of ageless love between two friends.

Friendship rings are made with brilliant and sophisticated designs that are unique from any other set of ring designs.

Their different designs include heart-shaped, seashell, cartier, or turquoise shapes.

The patterns of friendship rings are always top-notch, with perfectly cut middle stones attached to them.

When shopping for a friendship ring for a partner or best friend, select styles that your partner would most likely resonate with.

Study the ring type, pattern, design, and size of the ring. 

●Eternity Rings

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Two hearts that beat as one is beautiful, but for eternity? Now, that's a special kind of love.

The eternity ring is a symbol that signifies love and commitment that lasts forever. 

Eternity rings come in tiny round-cut diamonds with various colors and designs.

This includes yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, platinum, and diamond cut, and some could double as monochrome colors of blue, gold, red, and orange.

Eternity rings are given as special gifts to celebrate milestones, wedding anniversaries, or new beginnings.

The best part of owning an eternity ring is that the diamonds are unbreakable because of their superior quality.

Searching for the ideal ring to profess your undying devotion and love to your partner? Then an eternity ring is for you.

●Antique ring

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As its name implies, an antique ring makes one loud statement: TIMELESS.

An antique ring is a special type of ring of all the classes of rings.

It is special, rare and a heirloom that transcends from one generation to the next. 

This ring earns its reputation not solely based on its long-lasting features but also because of its distinct artistry, which covers specific details such as the type of gemstone and unique cut.

The best way to test an antique ring is by studying its quality in terms of engraving, design, originality, the designer's trademark, and durability.

Are you looking for ways to make your loved one feel cherished?

Gift them an antique ring and watch them swoon at its vintage appeal and timeless nature.

●Signet Rings

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The Signet ring was commonly worn by men in the past.

But now, it is safe to say that the Signet ring is a statement piece for everyone. It signifies authority and wealth.

Signet rings are mostly made of gold and adorned with precious gemstones.

They have a flat surface that allows you to engrave them to your taste.

The signet ring comes in either a vintage or a modern style, depending on your personal preference. 

You can choose to customize your signet ring with your initials or a special message to go with your style.

You can also pick a signet ring that comes with or without a gemstone.

●Infinity Rings

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Wearing an infinity ring is super special; it can serve as a reminder of eternal love, growth, and beautiful possibilities.

This ring type is a unique way of expressing undying love and commitment to your partner.

The infinity band is beautifully cut and shaped in a simple yet elegant manner.

An infinity ring is designed in a diamond shape, rose gold, infinity knot, and silver cut.

It's an ideal gift for a loved one because it can be personalized with classy, custom-made designs.

When you're shopping for your next infinity ring, look out for the shape and infinity design of the ring. Also, consider the colors, size, and durability of the ring.


Choosing the Perfect Ring

Rings come in various types, and each one has its significant meaning; some are symbols of friendship, others signify commitment, a sign of loyalty, or just another great pair to add to your jewelry collection.

Rings are a vocal expression of love, commitment, and bond between two people, and this is why they act as the ideal gift to give a loved one.

Now that all is said and done, go and explore that jewelry counter and get the perfect ring that will keep your loved one in awe for days.


Choosing the Perfect Ring

●Do rings have significant meaning?

Yes, they do! Every type of ring has a meaning and symbol it represents.

Rings signify different things to different people; it could mean a show of love, a bond between besties, or a sign of wealth and authority.

●What are the trendy rings for women?

You can wear different types of stylish rings that make your finger stand out as a woman.

From cute diamond rings to solitaire bands, princess cuts, and emerald bands, you can find your perfect fit.

●Can you tell if a ring is fake?

Definitely, you can test the ring with a float test. Assess it in a bowl filled with water.

If the rings sink to the surface, the quality is real, but if the ring floats, the ring is fake.

●Which type of ring lasts the longest?

Rings made with metals such as titanium, platinum, cobalt, and stainless steel would definitely last longer than any type of ring.