The right hand diamond ring is fast becoming the latest craze in the diamond business. If it was unthinkable for a woman to buy her own diamond ring, you will be doubly surprised that it has even become a fashion statement.
The diamond ring has always been worn on the left hand since time immemorial. Historically, the diamond ring worn on the left hand is meant to convey the message of an engagement or a union.
The right hand diamond ring is marketed to financially independent women because they symbolize success, self-assertiveness and freedom, which is sort of the opposite of what the left hand diamond rings symbolize with love, commitment and union.
Right hand diamond rings are designed differently than the engagement rings. Although smaller, there are more stones in the right hand diamond ring in contrast to the bigger and single stone in wedding rings.
The right hand rings came into being as a reaction to women\’ s insistence for the things represented by the left hand ring. Women wear right hand rings to demonstrate their ability to exist, survive and triumph on their own. The woman of today is determined to remove that June Cleaver image of a subservient and compliant housewife. It is to them an irritant that runs counter to their espousal of women as being as capable of doing things with or without a man.
The new trend has added new dimensions to the diamond ring\’s marketability. It used to be that only men are the targeted buyers of the engagement ring. Things are a bit different today with women of means becoming the intended object of ads and promotions.
Right hand rings should not be mistaken as only for single women, it is also for married women who value their independence and purposefulness. The single or married woman who wears right hand rings pride themselves as being mentally tough and strong as men. To others however this ring is more of riding in its popularity and for its novelty, as well as simply because it is a thing of beauty.
The right hand ring is also an ideal gift to show appreciation and admiration for the spirited and self made woman, and a man worth his salt should start looking for one.