A Beginner’s Guide to Different Kinds of Rings

May 03, 2018

The ring you give to your partner, whether it’s a wedding ring or an engagement ring, is not just a symbol of your love – it’s also an expression of your personal tastes. The many different styles means that there’s always a choice for you. If you don’t know what kind of ring to choose, then this guide is for you to help you get started.


1. Plain – This is the classic choice for most people in Singapore who would like to opt for simplicity – less is more, after all, and simplicity can be quite elegant in itself.

Rings can be made from an abundance of metals, from platinum, palladium, to even alloys containing gold, copper, silver, tin, or even other less-picked metals such as zirconium and titanium. Plain rings are also perfect if you want to have a special message engraved whether inside or outside the ring.

2. Two-Metal – The two-metal, or multi-metal ring, comes in different alloys, but what makes them different is that they are two separate bands of metal crafted together (either one on top of the other or side-by-side), using specialized equipment.

What makes this kind of ring even more special is that you can even use wood or ceramic. Ceramic rings, especially when crafted from tungsten carbide, are a good example in this case because they are especially durable.

3. Shaped – These rings that are popular at ling jewellery shop in Singapore will have a slightly raised stone for a ring to fit next to it, while others tend to be set lower or are curved. This makes it a go-to choice for an engagement ring or proposal ring as its more intricate designs are specially crafted, and guaranteed to impress.
A wedding ring can also be chosen from this category as well. A classic example is the Celtic popular, whose design symbolizes eternal love. The knot itself has no beginning or end.

Moving-block rings are a good choice if you’re looking for something different – their modern twist makes it popular among couples who want something unique and a little quirky to wear on their fingers for the rest of their lives together.


1. Gold
Gold has always been traditional precious metal and legal tender in Singapore. However, because pure gold is too soft to be used as a ring, it’s usually alloyed with other metals that give it many different colors. For instance, white gold jewelry uses pure gold along with other white metals like silver or palladium, which is then plated with rhodium to give it its trademark luster.

What gives gold its deep yellow that you see whenever you think of it is actually the other metals included in the yellow gold alloy, copper and silver. Silver is responsible for giving gold its white shine, while copper gives its darker and richer color.

Rose gold is made of a beautiful alloy of gold and copper, and rose gold wedding rings are perfect for those with a taste for tradition and vintage style but who want to be able to have a ring made just for them to their own specifications. The exact proportions of each metal are the suppliers’ trade secrets.

2. Silver
Silver is one of the most common metals and is commonly used for making jewelleries. Because 100 percent silver is expected to be soft, copper is often used to strengthen it. Silver can also smudge on its surface unless regularly polished.

3. Titanium
By itself, this metal is shiny as well as really strong, as it’s used in metal plating for many devices and different types of hardware. This makes it resist scratches that would otherwise be a problem for other precious metals such as gold and silver. It’s also very lightweight and comfortable to wear.

The downside to titanium is that it’s very brittle, and it’s often alloyed with different metals to reduce its brittleness.

4. Steel
You would be surprised that steel made this list, but its luster and durability makes it a popular choice among couples with a low budget as well as jewelers because of its malleability.


The widths of wedding bands are measured in millimeters. For women in Singapore, the most popular widths are between two and four millimeters. For men’s, the most common width sizes are anywhere between six and eight millimeters.

Width can affect the ring’s comfortability, as more skin is displaced with a wider ring. There are many services available to help you find your size, as well as many different charts to convert the size when ordering a ring. Remember to keep in mind that there are also many different measurements, the most popular being US and UK. You can also order a ring sizer online to solve this problem.

When sizing your fingers, remember to not do it when it’s either too cold or too hot, as extreme temperatures can make them swell or shrink. If it’s too hot, your fingers might swell and make the ring tighter. If it’s too cold, they might shrink and make the ring looser.


Engagement rings usually come with gemstones, and you can choose from a variety of them. Though the most picked stones are diamonds, there are plenty of alternatives, such as rubies, amethysts, emeralds, and even garnet and aquamarine. Their availability depends on the supplier.

Sometimes, the sheer number of choices when it comes to ring types, styles, metals, or even engravings and gemstones, can be a little too much – but you don’t have to worry. Use this guide to get you started on choosing the ring that will sit on yours and your partner’s finger for life.