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Rings - Wedding Rings Engagement Rings and Rings for everyday wear

Updated on February 20, 2015

Rings For All Occasions

Rings have always been a favourite part of a Jewelry collection, and with most couples getting married in the summer months, one of the most important part of the ceremony is the exchanging of the rings. The most popular and traditional of rings usually includes a Diamond. Either a cluster of diamonds or one prominent large diamond which is placed in the middle of the ring. But these days we have so much more choice of rings, either for weddings, engagements or just every day wear. A ring can set off an outfit nicely. With matching handbags and clothing, a ring will certainly bring the sparkle to your outfit and be the centre piece of your whole look. Even though diamond rings can be quite expensive, there are many other stones that can be just as pretty, if not more so. Especially engagement rings. These don't have to be traditional. In fact you can choose from a selection of many shapes and sizes.

And of course if you are a collector of rings like I am, there is always another one that you really must have!

Red for the Heart

Let's start with beautiful red. There is nothing quite like a lovely red stone that sparkles in the sunlight. From sterling silver to lovely gold, cut with diamonds or semi precious stones, every single one of them are brilliantly cut, and lovely to look at. From birthstones to vintage cut, there are so many to choose from. A ring doesn't necessarily mean an an engagement or wedding, they can be given for birthdays or just to say thank you. over the years I have been bought many rings. I seem to have trinket boxes full of them! I prefer silver to gold. I think this is because my skin tone is quite fair. If you have a lovely tan or darker skin, then I think that gold sets it off really well. If you are not sure what suits you best, then lay a small piece of gold or silver across your wrists and you will see which one suits you best. if you are buying a silver or gold ring for a friend or loved one, check out what sort of jewelry they wear first. Take a look at any necklaces or bracelets that they might wear. Is it gold or silver? Of course you can mix and match the different colours and metals, but it does look so much better if you try to match them up.

Chunky for Teens!

Teenagers, as we know, always like to wear something different. So if you are planning on buying him or her a ring for their birthday, why not try out the chunky ring range? From cool silver to multi coloured fashion, these rings come with a great stretch back so you don't have to worry about getting the right size! Of course it's better if you do check any ring size before you buy, but if you get one of the stretch ones there shouldn't be a problem if you are a size out. I personally love the Brass burnished pearl and jewel heart ring, it is lovely and chunky, with a great shape. I really like this one as it is so different. But there are many different shapes and sizes to choose from. So why not buy something different for them? I am sure they will love these!

Beautiful Blue Sapphire fit for a Princess

Blue is my favourite colour, and I must admit to always wanting a lovely Sapphire ring. Silver and blue go together so nicely. And the advantage of buying these rings online is the fact that they are so much cheaper to buy. If you go to a jewelry shop each and every item is priced so high. Yet to own one of these gorgeous blue colour rings is in everybody's price range. There are so many to choose from, but I liked these two the best. I met Princess Diana in the early nineties and I remember her wearing her blue engagement ring. Of course I have no idea at the time what the stone was or how much it was worth! But seeing this Diana ring brought back so many memories. So, with another Royal Wedding on the horizon, I just felt that it would be appropriate to add this one for her. Prince William has passed on this wonderful ring to his bride to be, Kate Middleton. As he says that it will make it feel as though his mother will be there at the wedding.

Engagement Rings

When a man buys his lady her engagement ring, it calls for a very special moment. Will he get down on one knee to propose? Or will he take her somewhere romantic and exotic? But the most important part of this personal ceremony is the giving of the ring. Does he buy her a diamond ring, or maybe something with a bit more colour to it. Every woman wants to feel special and, for her the Diamond is the most amazing and spectacular of all the stones. It doesn't have to be really expensive either. you can now buy rings online that are really good quality but less expensive than buying them from a jewellers. The one thing that you must always remember before buying her this most special ring is to somehow find out her ring size! Maybe take a ring that she already wears to the jewellers and ask if they can measure it for you. This is very important. You don't want to get down on one knee to ask for her hand in marriage and then place the ring on her finger, only to find out that it doesn't fit!

Wedding Rings

Now we come to the big day. The dress is ready, the Church has been booked and the guest list is a mile long! The bride waits nervously at the Church, listening for the first strains of the wedding march. Taking a deep breath she starts to walk down the Aisle. This will be his and her most memorable day of their lives. Every thing is perfect. The vicar smiles and asks them both do they take each other to be their lawful husband and wife. The crowd holds their breath, and in one sweet moment, they become husband and wife. Now is the time for placing the rings on their fingers. Did he buy her the right ring? Did she find the lovely gold band that he so wanted? I hope so. This is the most special day that they will remember for ever. There of course is always that awful second when everyone believes that the best man has forgotten to bring the rings with him! But then, with a sigh of relief, he hands them over to be placed on their fingers. They smile at each other, lean forward into a kiss, and then turn to face the world as husband and wife.

Whether you choose a diamond wedding ring, or a simple gold band. The meaning is the same. It is meant to stay on their finger for life. So you want to make sure that you buy the right one. It isn't about money. It is about making your spouse happy. So go on, take a look and see what you think will be the perfect wedding ring. Because this special day will be indelibly imprinted on your mind forever.

Rings for all Occasions

So whether you prefer Diamonds or Ruby's, Sapphire's or Gold, there will always be a ring that will make you smile. I hope you find the ring that you love.

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      shecriedpeace 6 years ago from New York, NY

      love the rings, thanks!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, shecriedpeace, thanks for being so quick! cheers nell

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      Pamela N Red 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Wonderful article, Nell.

      I love jewelry and have collected it for years but right now with the price of gold so high I'm almost afraid to wear it in public. Sad.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow... this is so beautiful, Nell. I wish I have this ring soon and I can see this ring on my future wife fingers. I can't wait to felt this moment. Thanks for writing this. Vote up. God bless you!

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      My love for jewelry loves this hub! Just beautiful,and informative as well. Thank you, Nell.

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      Hillary 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      You've made some beautiful choices with your selections, priced for everyone. :) Cheers

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      bestforbride 6 years ago from Toronto, ON, Canada

      Thanks for a hub. So many choices, just exciting.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Thank you Nell Rose - Very well done! Wish I had it for my son & daughter in law several months ago.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Ah jewelry--loved it!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Pamela, thanks for stopping by, I know just what you mean, it is sad, I tend to wear silver, not that expensive but I love it!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, prasetio, I hope you show us the ring you buy for your future wife! I am sure she will be along soon! hugs nell

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Genna, thanks so much, I am glad you liked it, cheers nell

      Hi, Green Lotus, I think that some of the cheaper rings are lovely, it doesn't have to cost much, glad you liked it!

      Hi, bestforbride, thanks for stopping by, they are lovely aren't they?

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Chatkath, they recently got married? wow! congrats to them both, thanks again nell

      Hi, duffsmom, thanks, I love rings too! lol

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Nell, I love rings, Sapphires, Rubies, Gold, but there is nothing like a beautiful Diamond and remember, Diamonds are a girl's best friend. LOL Great hub.

      Cheers

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      CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Beautiful collection of rings Nell, especially the ruby ones. Oh wouldn't it be great if you could order anything you liked from Amazon for free??

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      Nell, your hubs are terrific. My last post was about my divorce, but I forgive you. :)

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Ruby, Diamonds are definitely my best friend! trouble is I haven't got any! ha ha Oh well never mind! thanks again as always, nell

      Hi, CMHypno, I will be soon! lol I earned a bit because of my valentine hub, so I am just waiting for it to click over, in fact I picked out a nice necklace already, the moon shaped one?! lol so it is ready and waiting for me to press that button! lol thanks again, nell

      Hi, Fay, sorry! lol maybe treat yourself to a nice everyday ring! thanks nell

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Great piece as always - beautiful rings - one of the things I do wear though I'm not big on jewelry...too many things to catch them on!

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      Ah, well the rings are nice but you have to know my favorite thing about this hub is seeing the two princesses together and I am glad you told what William said about his mother, thank you, I may have never known.

      Polly

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Audrey, lol I know what you mean! I always catch mine on things too! thanks again, nell

      Hi, Polly, I never realised too, then I saw the ring and realised that it looked familiar! bless him! he is just like his mother, also he isn't having any wedding presents, he is giving it all to charity! cheers nell

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       6 years ago

      A beautiful hub and so many beautiful rings. I love jewelry. You wrote a hub close to my hub. Voted up.

      Sweet wishes Rhonda

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      Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      I meant to say,you wrote a hub close to my heart. I love jewelry,rings are my favorite. You have such a nice selection of them. Thanks,you are a great writer. Your hubs are always eye catching and well written.

      Sweet wishes Rhonda

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      Mohan Kumar 6 years ago from UK

      What a nice romantic hub. I still remember buying that first ring, hoping it was up to the mark. It was three-diamond cluster in white gold. I got the reaction I expected!

      You are such a great writer. so immensely readable.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Rhonda, lol that's okay, I love rings too, I have one on every finger! thanks again nell

      Hi, Docmo, wow! can I have one? ha ha thanks so much, I really appreciate you stopping by, cheers nell

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Hi Nell Rose, I love the rings. I will get one for my wedding.

      Thanks

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, crystolite, thanks for reading it, good luck with the wedding!

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      TheVacationLady 6 years ago from Everywhere

      I so do not need to read this....for some reason I just have a craving for a black diamond right now. I don't need any more inspiration! lol My pocketbook is going to hurt when I give into this one. Good grief...I deserve it though! :)

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      Kathleen D. 6 years ago

      One comment that I have to make relates to engagement rings. I worked in a large chain jewelry store in a mall for several years. The trend was for couples to pick out a gold mounting and have a synthetic diamond rather than a real diamond. This probably happened in about 40% to 50% of cases. Many of the couples said they did not want the cost of a real diamond. They often mentioned that they were going to use the money saved for a down payment on a house.

      I remember talking to a young man about engagement rings whose family was very affluent and prominent in the community. He had picked out a real diamond that cost several thousand dollars. I knew it would really be a financial stretch for him to pay for it. I mentioned that some preferred to get a synthetic diamond that cost far less. The lower cost also meant that there was less worry about losing it by accident or theft. He discussed this with his fiancée and they came back to buy the synthetic. No one could tell the difference-not even the scrutinizing future mother-in-law who had a magnifying glass. No one knows it's synthetic except the bride and groom. I saw this happen repeatedly. The synthetic costs far less, looks far nicer, and with less worry about loss by accident or theft. Some also avoid real diamonds due to social concerns about so called "blood diamonds" from civil war or slave labor in Africa.

      If I were to get engaged again, you can bet I'd avoid a real diamond.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, TVL, ha ha it is something you must have! go on, treat yourself! thanks for reading it, cheers nell

      Hi, Kathleen, thanks so much for your comment, I totally understand, it is such a great idea to go for the copies than the real, I love your story about the magnifying glass! lol and of course the trouble with the 'blood' diamonds, you are so right. in this day and age of money worries as well, it is such a good idea to spend your money on something that you really need. Thanks for commenting, I really appreciate it, nell

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      FeliciaM 6 years ago from Canada

      I love rings and the more bling the better! Thanks - beautiful hub!

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      jabirhussain 6 years ago from Mars :)

      I have read this article and would love to read more articles of yours..

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      nancypolaska 6 years ago from Oxford Road

      It is impressive.I like your hub.

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Great hub! Thanks for sharing this rare tips on rings for each occasion. I hope this helps people who are planning to get married soon. keep it up

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      jseven 6 years ago from Michigan

      Nice hub with great info on rings!

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      Runway 6 years ago from New York

      Great article! I love rings of all types, although diamonds are my favorite!

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      Maria Harris 6 years ago from Houston

      I love rings....the bigger, the better. What's a woman's hand without a ring? Beautiful hub!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Guys, thanks so much for your great comments, I am sorry it took so long to answer, I have been away, I really appreciate it, I will be over shortly, cheers nell

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      Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

      Interesting. I will definitely be showing this one to my fiancé!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Doug, glad you liked it! I hope your fiancé will like it too!

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      Kathleen D. 6 years ago

      One thing not mentioned about engagement rings is the synthetic option. A friend of mine works in a jewelry store, and she says about half of the engagement rings are synthetic rather than real diamonds. A mutual friend of ours and her husband both come from very wealthy families. They knew the family would expect a spectacular ring when they got engaged. They went to the jewelry store together and picked out a real gold mounting, but with a synthetic diamond. It cost far less than a real diamond. They used the money they saved towards a down payment on a house. Even a jeweler with a scope has difficulty telling that it's synthetic. The families just presume it's a real diamond. Everyone is happy, and now the couple has a new house! Only very close friends know about the money they saved.

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      Kathleen D.  6 years ago

      Oops- I just realized that I posted essentially the same comment twice. The bottom lione is that real diamonds should be avoided for a variety of reasons. On the other hand, if you want to be foolish with your money, feel free to waste it in any way you desire.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, again Kathleen, I do agree with you though, I must admit that even if I had loads of money, I wish! lol then I would not buy a ring for how expensive it is, but if it was a lovely ring even cheap then I would have that one, there is no point in buying an expensive ring and not liking it as much as a cheaper version, thanks again nell

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      Cheryl J. 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      Nell, I love your selection of rings, especially the sapphires. A great selection of royalty jewelry. Great jewelry hub.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Cheryl, thanks for stopping by, and I am glad you liked it, cheers nell

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      ajaffe.com 6 years ago from Mumbai

      Hi Nell,

      Its really nice to read such wonderful articles.

      Thanks.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Nell,

      I'm not sure how I missed this one but better late than never I suppose.That's my motto anyway Ha ha!

      A great hub, very well presented and a great read.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, ajaffe, thanks for reading it, cheers nell

      Hi, Eiddwen, you have been busy! lol thanks so much as always, nell

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      mansen 5 years ago

      my wedding is next week thanks for the great article .. :)

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      David Sproull 5 years ago from Toronto

      I'll be looking for a ring soon myself. :-)

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, mansen, good luck! I wish you all the happiness, cheers nell

      Hi, DDS, I hope this helps! thanks nell

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      diamond4you 5 years ago from los angeles,California

      Nice collection of rings and very informative hub.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Thanks diamond, glad you liked it, cheers nell

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I think we've been fascinated with rings forever! The jewelry industry constantly tops their last ring by making them more beautiful each time. This was a great hub covering a nice selection of rings Nell...I'm smiling because blue is my favorite color too!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi Mary, thanks for reading and for your twitter comment too! lol! yes I love the blue ones, thanks!

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      brenda 2 years ago

      I am searching g

      For the shamrock celtic ring, say it on pinterest, I have one just like it, but

      the band is getting thin, would like to replace it, but cant find it on your page, any help here?

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi brenda, sorry for taking so long to answer, yes I found one above? is this what you are looking for?

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      This article has a nice ring to it, it shines in comparison to any other article I have read on bling! :)

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      lol! hiya Linda! did someone say ring? I love ring bling, lol! great to see you!

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