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by Support Aurora Designer April 23, 2023 4 min read

Have you ever thought you can only wear rings if you’re engaged? You are not alone if your answer is yes, but there is a whole world of rings out there that aren’t related to engagements and weddings.

This means you don’t have to wait on someone else to get the ring of your dreams. From eye-catching cocktail rings that will make you the life of the party to meaningful celebratory rings, there are so many ways you can add a touch of luxury to your fingers.

Not sure which styles are right for you? Below we will share 10 different rings that you can wear for any occasion, regardless of your relationship status!

1. Promise Ring

If you are in a committed relationship and happy where you are, you can always give your partner or yourself a promise ring. A promise ring is a great way to show your beloved that you’re in it for the long haul even if wedding bells aren’t in the immediate future.

Kite Shape Spinel Ring Set

2. Birthstone Ring

You may have been introduced to birthstone jewelry as a child, seeing your mom wearing simple gemstone ear studs or pendants. Today, there are plenty of modern and artistic birthstone ring designs, beyond the single gemstone trends from the old days. There are also fun and colorful gemstones introduced as birthstones in recent years. With both modern and traditional birthstones to choose from, you will have plenty of options when it comes to birthstone rings.

August Birthstone - Peridot with Ludwigite Ring

3. Right Hand Ring

Left hands are traditionally associated with engagement and wedding rings, which means that your right hand is open for adornment. Why not treat yourself to a right hand ring while you wait for its left hand counterpart? These rings can be anything you want them to be in terms of design and aesthetic. They are often treated as gifts to celebrate special occasions or milestones, but there is no rule saying you can’t buy yourself a right hand ring just because!

Carved Sun Face with Rainbow Halo Ring

4. Cocktail or Statement Ring

A favorite from the opulent art deco era, cocktail rings remain one of the most stylish accessories a woman can own to this day. These striking rings are distinguished by large and vibrant gemstones, and intricate design details. As the name suggests, cocktail rings were originally worn during lavish parties and special occasions, but today you are more than welcome to use them to add a glamorous touch to your everyday outfits.

Antique Enamel Cocktail Ring with Diamonds

5. Celebratory Ring

Engagements aren’t the only things in life worth celebrating! You can get a ring to commemorate any special occasion or milestone, be it a graduation, a promotion, or an important birthday. There are no set expectations as to what your celebratory ring should look like, but many of them incorporate elements of the occasion. For example, a graduation ring may feature your school or university’s colors, while a promotion ring might feature a gemstone that you used your promotion money to purchase.

Trillion Sapphire Enamel Cross Over Ring

6. Memorial Ring

A memorial ring is a beautiful way to honor a loved one’s memory in a permanent way. It may be personalized with your loved one’s name, initials, or significant dates in their lives. The ring can be a simple band with an engraving or have a more elaborate design featuring a gemstone that represents them.



Enamel Letter Personalization Ring

7. Mother’s Ring

If you are a proud mom that wants to express your love for your children and family, a mother’s ring will be right up your alley. These sweet rings traditionally feature children's birthstones set in a cluster design, but modern iterations have varied settings that cater to a wide array of tastes. If you are a grandmother, you can absolutely include the different generations of your family on your ring.

Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Band

8. Friendship Ring

Who says you can’t bring friendship jewelry into adulthood? Like your childhood versions, adult friendship rings still match, but typically have more sophisticated designs. You can opt for identical pieces that are set with stones that are meaningful to you and your friends, or complementary pieces with designs that cleverly fit into one another.


Dual Gemstone You and Me Ring

9. Signet Ring

This impactful style has been around since ancient times and continues to make a bold statement today. Signet rings were traditionally worn to show one’s status and often spotted on men in powerful families or organizations. Nowadays anyone can wear one, but you can honor their original symbolism by engraving your ring with a symbol that is special to you.


Engravable Signet Ring

10. Mood Ring

These playful rings were all the rage in the 70s and 90s, and they are on the rise again. They may not actually be able to influence your mood - it’s actually your body temperature that influences the ring’s color, but it’s still a fun way to add some vibrancy to your everyday looks. If you want a higher quality version that still has the feel of a classic mood ring, look for naturally prismatic gemstones like opal or alexandrite in whimsical settings.


Opal and Gemstone Cluster Ring


If this list has inspired you to create a custom piece, feel free to contact us so that we can bring your vision to life. No matter what stage you are at in life, there is a ring out there with your name on it!



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