Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Right Hand Rings
By Ashley Bailey
, Wednesday, September 01, 2010
By Ashley Bailey
, September 01, 2010
1. The trend of women buying diamond rings for themselves and wearing them on the right hand began as recently as 2002. The right hand ring
has quickly become a worldwide phenomenon, as women realize that they don’t need to wait to have a man until they can have the ring of their dreams.
2. Unlike engagement rings, which usually have a relatively simple design around a large center stone, right hand rings often have intricate designs comprised of clusters of small diamonds arranged in unique patterns. They often extend over a greater portion of the finger than other kinds of fine jewelry, creating a bold statement.
3. The average woman who wears a right hand ring tends to be between the ages of 34-64, be affluent, independent, and have strong tastes and opinions
Although women have worn rings on their right hands for many years, these rings were just jewelry, not symbols. The modern right hand ring is a strong symbol of a woman’s independence, uniqueness and personality.
4. Like wedding bands and engagement rings, right hand rings are usually worn every day, to reinforce their status as a symbol of a woman’s identity.
5. Although most purchasers of right hand rings are single women, many married women wear them as well, as a celebration of the personal identity too often ignored while fulfilling the roles of wife and mother. A married woman wearing a right hand ring is saying, “I am a loving wife, but I am also a strong individual.
6. Since right hand rings are usually purchased by the wearer, they tend to feature much bolder and more unique designs and features than engagement rings. Many incorporate trendy silhouettes, colored gemstones, or intricate metal engravings.
7. Some especially bold women choose to create their own right hand ring and have it custom-designed to suit their unique tastes.