Why Wear Rings

For thousands of years rings are worn to symbolise devotion, fidelity, eternity, authority and other believes.

Rings have the power to make a statement, telling others you’re in a committed relationship with another person, religion, or group.

Rings can be worn on any finger:

• The tradition of wearing a wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand, is the belief that this finger has a vein running directly to the heart. A never-ending circle represents eternal love.
• A ring on the index finger symbolizes authority or power.
• On the little finger, a pinky ring draws attention, yet doesn’t have any cultural or religious significance. A thumb ring signifies longevity and good health – and the index finger is ideal for men to wear to show authority or as a class ring.
• Right hand rings are becoming fashionable. Often worn to mark a milestone in life, and sometimes called ‘cocktail rings’ – with bold, colourful gemstones. Usually these are rings that women have bought for themselves and wearing them on the right hand is a way of ensuring that they are not confused with an engagement ring or wedding band.

MrBead has many rings, from subtle jade to full-finger gothic.

Measuring Rings
How to measure your finger
1. Wrap a piece of string or paper strip around the base of your finger.
2. Mark the string or paper where it overlaps to form a complete circle.
3. Measure the length of the section of string or paper where it overlaps around the finger.
4. Compare your measurement with this chart to determine your ring size.
5. Please note: You need to take the knuckle into consideration when sizing. The base of your finger may be smaller then your knuckle. Also wider bands should be sized ½ -1 size larger.
To get your girlfriends ring size, ask to clean her rings the next time your in the mall together. Most jewellery stores will do it for free. Then you can secretly ask the sales person to check the size for you. Or you can slip her ring on your finger and mark the spot it fits. Then measure that spot with the directions above.

Ring Size Ring Size Measured Size
 UK USA Inches mm cms
H 4 1.83 46.5 4.65
I 4 1/2 1.88 47.8 4.78