How do know the ring you’re wearing is the right one to be worn every day? Well, today’s the day you learn all of them so hang on tight because this is going to be a long one.

  • Antique ring – a very old ring. Specifically over a hundred years old.
  • Birthstone ring – it’s a ring that has a precious gem that associates your birth.
  • Anniversary band – comes with the name. It’s where gemstones and diamonds are set a half or a third of the way around the ring itself.
  • Band – it doesn’t have a top but it has writings on it.
  • Bridal set – a set of rings that is supposed to be worn by a married lady.
  • Claddagh ring – an Irish or Celtic ring. It has two hands holding out a heart on it, representing friendship.
  • Cluster ring – a ring with multiple gemstones.
  • Cocktail ring – a mixture of a dinner ring and a cluster ring.
  • Contemporary ring – basically a ring that’s up-to-date. Design and cut may change depending on the trend.
  • Engagement ring – worn by a woman about to get married.
  • Estate ring – a ring possibly inherited by a deceased person owning an estate.
  • Eternity band – a ring entirely made of gemstones, including the band itself.
  • Fancy wedding band – an expensive wedding band.
  • Fashion ring – comes in different styles, depending on the fashion statement the person wears.
  • Flexible ring – ring made of links of metal. Can be bent.
  • Gimmel ring – a very old style of a wedding or an engagement ring. Worn back in the 16 to 17th century.
  • Key ring – I mean, I’d be surprised if you don’t own this. How else do you keep all your keys together?
  • Halo ring – the centre stone is larger.
  • Nugget ring – a big exaggerated ring worn by men, usually.
  • Onion ring – deep fried delicacy. To be eaten, not worn.
  • Posy ring – rings that have inscriptions on them, used to be exchanged by lovers back in the old days.
  • Promise ring – similar to an engagement ring except marriage isn’t being proposed yet.
  • Puzzle ring – has interconnected hoops.
  • Semi-mount ring – engagement ring that has no centre yet.
  • Signet ring – similar to a college ring.
  • Solitaire ring – its purpose is to hold one single diamond.
  • Spinner ring – it may have engravings or any other feature.
  • Stack ring(s) – has multiple band worn on one single finger.
  • Vintage ring – not as old as the antique ring but still pretty old.
  • Wedding band – worn by married people. It has no gems on it.
  • 3-stone ring – a single ring with 3 big stones or gems on it.

Now that you know there are so many types of rings out there, are you wearing one that’s listed above? Hopefully, you haven’t actually worn the onion ring and just ate it. Or maybe you ate one of the rings that’s supposed to be worn.