What Are Rings?

Rings are jewellery pieces that have become a symbol of many things including marriage, wealth and association. People wear rings to express their style and to make a statement. They also symbolize a promise of love or commitment in some cultures and religions. Rings are made of various materials like gold, silver and platinum and may have a variety of designs and cuts. They can also be engraved with a message to commemorate a special event or occasion.

When selecting a ring to purchase it is important to choose a reputable jeweller that uses quality diamonds and precious metals. Moreover, the ring should be crafted of an allergic-friendly metal that does not cause rashes or irritation on the skin. Some metals such as nickel can trigger allergies in some people so it is best to avoid them. In addition, a ring should be durable and not easily scratched.

Historically, the wearing of rings was restricted to nobility and royalty in Europe. By the 14th century sumptuary laws were put in place to regulate their use. During this time, nobility and royalty were allowed to wear gold or silver rings, while common people could only afford rings made of base metals such as gilt bronze or latten (a copper alloy).

A ring is a mathematical object with properties related to its additive and multiplicative structures and its quotient structure. Many different kinds of mathematical objects can be described in terms of their ring, such as the ring of integers with their standard addition and multiplication, the ring of n-by-n real square matrices over a number field, group rings in representation theory, algebraic varieties, rings of differential operators, and cohomology rings in topology.

Whether you are searching for the perfect gift or just want to treat yourself, we have a wide selection of beautiful rings that will fit every taste and budget. Browse our collection of designer, classic and modern rings in a range of colours, materials and styles to find the perfect ring for you.

An engagement ring or promise ring is a band worn by a woman to signify their commitment to a partner, usually the man she plans to marry. In some cultures, this is a mandatory part of a betrothal contract. In some religious traditions, it is also worn to show that the wearer is committed to a specific god. Despite the cultural variations in meaning, the traditional practice is to present an engagement ring as a token of love and respect between partners. A man can also wear an engagement ring as a sign of his intentions to marry. The ring is typically set with diamonds or other precious stones, though it can be plain as well. In modern times, the traditional distinctions between men’s and women’s rings have largely broken down and both genders now commonly wear these pieces of jewelry.