Rings are a highly fashionable item of jewelry and come in plenty of different types and styles. Most rings can be classified in two ways; one is purely based on its style, such as beaded rings, while the other relates to its symbolic meanings. Rings with a symbolic meaning may include engagement and wedding rings. Other rings may relate to historical events or to commemorate special occasions.
Here are a few of the different types of rings:
The eternity ring (also called an infinity ring) is a metal band with a continuous line of stones like diamonds. The row of diamonds can go all around the ring, half-round or three-quarters around. Most of the modern rings have half of the circumference covered with stones. Usually the stones are the same size to give a consistent finish. This type of ring is intended to act as a symbol for never-ending love. It is a lady’s ring and most often given by a husband on a special occasion.
The mother’s ring is a special type that includes the birthstone of her children. The most common style has the birthstones related to the mother’s sons, and they can be living or dead. Additionally, this memorial ring can also include the birthstones of the mother’s parents.
The championship ring is presented to winning team members after achieving success in a sporting event. They are typically made of white or yellow gold and likely to feature diamonds. Also, the ring design will incorporate the team logo, name, or symbol.
The mood ring is unique in style and includes a special thermochromic liquid crystal at the center of the ring. The liquid crystal is made to change color in line with the wearer’s body temperature. This makes it really easy to see a person’s mood simply by looking at the color of the ring. The ring can change many different colors. Black is an indication of stress, brown is nervousness, green is a feeling of calmness, and dark blue is fun and relaxation.
The signet ring was extremely popular in the past. It is still available today, but a lot less common in use. This type of ring is designed to show the initials of the wearer or bears a coat of arms of a family. In addition to identifying a particular person wearing the ring, they also function as a means to print a wax mark on a letter or similar items.