Give a Promise ring (a.k.a. Friendship ring) to your boyfriend or
girlfriend, to promise your commitment in a serious relationship. This
Promise Ring will justify the compassion for your love. Give a Promise Ring
as a symbol that you do not feel that it is an appropriate time to consider
engagement or marriage but you are quite serious about the relationship.
People will judge the seriousness of your relationship by the value and the
size of the gem of your Promise Ring, so be bountiful while choosing one for
Although finding acceptance in today’s world to wear the Promise Ring in
right ring finger, it is far preferred to be worn in left ring finger.
The history of Engagement Rings goes back till the 15th century, when
for the first time in 1477 a diamond engagement ring was presented by the
Archduke Maximillian of Austria to Mary of Burgundy as a betrothal gift. In
the modern world presenting an Engagement Ring has become a traditional
practice in every culture and is no more a privilege just for the rich. The
Engagement Ring did not become the standard it is until an extensive
marketing campaign by De Beers in 1940s. In most cultures it is presented by
a man to a women who wears the ring on her left-hand ring finger, as a sign
of acceptance to marry. It signifies a formal agreement to a future
marriage. Over the years the design of Engagement Rings have varied a lot,
from being a precious band mounted with diamonds or other gems, to a gold,
silver or platinum band mounted with a single diamond (solitaire).
Last but not the least in the series of gifts given in a wedding is the
Wedding Ring. Followed as a tradition from an unknown time, the couple
presents the Wedding Ring to each other on the day of marriage. The Wedding
Ring is usually worn in the left hand ring finger, but is often seen in
different cultures and countries to be worn in the right hand ring finger
too. Wedding Rings are made as gemstone rings in a few countries, however
most people prefer simple gold or silver band. In United States, the trend
followed by most women is to wear two rings on the same finger, an
engagement ring and a plain wedding band, mostly bought as a pair by a
Birth Stone Ring
A Birth Stone Ring, a.k.a. birthday stone ring, symbolizes the month of
birth in the Gregorian Calendar. There have been different sets of Birth
Stones referred to in different cultures at different times in the history,
but in 1912 the American national association of jewelers, Jewelers of
America, officially adopted the following list (it could not come up on
email, so I have attached it in case you want to see it), which is now
widely used in many countires.
The Birth Stone Rings are usually made with only a single gemstone and is
believed to bring good luck and ward off evil. Each gemstone has its unique
property and when worn the right kind of Birth Stone, it is believed to
bring you the best of health, wealth and fortune.
Right Hand Ring
Invention of the style, Right Hand Ring, has been credited by none other
than, DeBeers, the world's largest diamond producer who started an intense
ad campaign to capture this vast untouched market segment, ‘Self-Purchasers:
Independent Career Woman.’ The Right Hand Ring gives a feeling of
independence to the women in this segment who wants to wear a diamond ring
but with a reason to differentiate themselves from a category such as
wedding or engagement rings bearers.
The ad campaign says the following,
"Your left hand is your heart. Your right hand is your voice," croons their
recent print ads. "Your left hand says 'I do.' Your right hand says 'I did
what?' Your left hand knows the answers. Your right hand asks the questions.
Your left hand rocks the cradle, your right hand rules the world. Women of
the world, raise your right hand."