Over the last several years, right hand rings for women have become increasingly popular. Wearing a jewel encrusted ring on the right hand is a fashionable way for women who are not engaged or married to make a statement. Traditionally, wearing a diamond ring on the left hand signifies that a woman is engaged or married. Some say the trend got started when celebrities started wearing gorgeous diamond and gemstone right hand rings on the red carpet; but jewelers say that right hand rings have been sold for years; they just didn’t have a name until now.
Jewelry historians say the concept of the right hand rings came out of the need for women to be able to wear stunning diamond rings without having to be engaged or married. It was also an excellent marketing ploy as well. Many people might think that these rings are limited to women who are well-heeled but, the truth is all different types of women are catching on to this trend. Even married women are wearing right hand rings. For them, it is significant of her personal identity aside from being a wife and/or mother. Jewelry, in general, is a wonderful way to celebrate yourself. What better way to do that than by purchasing a stunning ring that is perfect for everyday wear?
When choosing a right hand ring, you should ask yourself several questions. How often am I going to wear it? What type of style am I most comfortable with? How much do I want to spend? What should the design look like? What type of metal and gemstone do I want to purchase? Right hand rings are meant to be worn every day, so it’s important to choose a metal that is durable. 18k gold, 14k white gold or platinum are good metals for everyday wear. Consider the cost when choosing the metal, for example, 14k white gold is always easier on the budget than platinum. The same is true for the gemstone that you select. Certain gemstones are harder and fare better when worn every day. Also, if you do plan on wearing the ring on a daily basis, the design should be something that will match perfectly with a good portion of your wardrobe. Knowing the answers to these questions will make deciding which ring to purchase easier and you will definitely be more satisfied with your purchase.
If you have the answers to these questions and you still are unsure of what type of right hand ring to purchase, don’t worry, there are actually more choices for right hand rings than there are for engagement rings. Many couples tend to be more traditional when it comes to purchasing an engagement ring. On the contrary, right hand rings can be as unconventional as you like. These rings are a symbol of your unique style and the choice is entirely up to you. Just how popular is this trend? The United States faction of De Beers’ Diamond Promotion Service officially declared October “Right Hand Ring Month” in 2005. According to the Diamond Information Center, right hand rings became a five billion dollar industry in 2003.
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