Modern 20s Culture

Across the world, the popularity of the right-hand ring is as strong as ever.

Whilst the term ‘right hand ring’ may be viewed as relatively new, its origins date back to the 1920s and the USA prohibition – the act of forbidding the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol.

As the movement advanced across America, many partook in the clandestine safety of the underground club scene. The slimline dress style for women of that period was often accessorised with brightly coloured jewellery, and in particular, cocktail rings.

Today we’re more likely to refer to them as statement or right-hand rings and typically, they display bold and beautiful diamonds or coloured gemstones. Occasionally men are the buyers for themselves (often signet rings) or their partners but more often it is women purchasing for themselves.

The purchase of a right-hand ring often comes with its own significance, something to mark a milestone or major event in a woman’s life. This could be a promotion, financial independence or stability (finally paid off the mortgage), the kids have left home, birthday, personal achievement or even the passing of a loved friend or family member.

The beauty of the right-hand ring, often worn on either of the two fingers to the side of your pinkie finger, is that there are so many designs and stone colours to choose from and no rules to follow. For inspiration look towards your favourite colour or stack several rings together to give the impression of a wider banded ring. Come in store and ‘have a play’ with ring style and colour to find what best suits. It may lead to custom designing something unique to you.

Girls if it’s time for you to raise your right hand and do as Beyonće says “put a ring on it”, then come and have a chat with our team, we’d love to help you create precious memories.