The Meaning & Symbolism of Russian Wedding Rings
If you’re looking for a unique wedding ring, look no further than Russian Wedding Rings. These interlocked rings are full of colour, meaning and symbolism – the perfect ring to mark the start of a marriage or to solidify a friendship. But what are they and what do they mean?
What are Russian Wedding Rings?
A Russian wedding ring is made up of three metal bands that are interlocked together to create a single ring. The bands are thin and plain without any extra detailing, like gemstones. The bands tightly overlap and weave together so there’s no empty space between the rings and they move as one. Also known as trio or trinity rings, this design was first seen in 19th century Russia where the style became a popular choice for weddings. Each of the bands are made from gold in different colours but you can get these rings in one colour or two colours. The metals are typically yellow, white and rose gold and each colour represents a different meaning.
What are their meanings?
Interlocked Russian Wedding Rings have many meanings. In any event, the meaning is up to the wearer, but here are a few meanings you can pick from.
First, let’s start with the colours. Yellow gold represents fidelity, white gold symbolises friendship and rose gold is for love. When all three colours are combined, this creates a symbol of eternal love and a beautiful ring to be exchanged during a wedding ceremony.
Another meaning is the Holy Trinity. The bands are said to symbolise the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and the three entwined together represent the Holy Trinity. Wearing the ring on the ring finger is also a symbol that blesses the marriage. Other religious meanings for the three bands are faith, hope and charity or mind, body and spirit.
Finally, the Russian Wedding Ring is an illustration of marriage, representing past, present and future or then, now and forever. The yellow gold represents the strength of the union as yellow gold is the sturdiest of the metals. The white gold symbolises flexibility and rose gold signifies true love.
Now you know the meanings, here are a few ways to gift and wear a Russian Wedding Ring.
Which finger should I wear my Russian Wedding Ring on?
Traditionally, people wear it on their little finger of their left hand and then move it across to their right hand once they get married (to be honest, it looks great on either). We are also now making a lot as a Wedding Ring for men and women to wear on their index finger. The 4mm Russian Wedding Ring is usually worn on the index or middle fingers as this can sometimes feel too wide for a little finger.
How much do our Russian Wedding Rings weigh?
In general, our Russian Wedding Rings are always commended for having a “wonderful weight” to them. They are made of solid Gold. Depending on the width, carat and size, the weight will always vary but the below approximate weights will give you an idea.
- 2mm (9ct gold) – 4.5g
- 3mm (9ct gold) – 6g
- 4mm (9ct gold) – 7.5g
- 2mm (18ct gold) – 6.25g
- 3mm (18ct gold) – 8.3g
- 4mm (18ct gold) – 10.5g
How to wear and give a Russian Wedding Ring
The different colours and combinations mean you can pick and choose your style – so how do you choose? Although the clues in the name – wedding! - but you can give them for other reasons and to other people, not just your loved one. Plus, our Russian Wedding collection is available in ring, bracelet, necklace and earring form so you can gift these to many important people in your life. Here’s a few of our ideas!
The most obvious choice would be to choose this ring for your wedding band. To get the true power of this ring, pick all three colours. The colours and their meanings create a precious stable bond that will kick off your marriage and commitment to one another. However, if you prefer one colour, go for rose gold to symbolise and confirm your love.
A promise ring is given as a gift to your partner to signify the commitment to your relationship and acts as a promise for a future engagement and marriage. Rather than all three colours, go for all yellow gold and promise your fidelity forever!
While our number one recommendation for these rings is for a wedding or promise ring, they make a great gift for a best friend. White gold symbolises friendship, so we recommend going for bands that are all white gold. If you think a ring is a bit serious for a friendship, choose a bangle or a pair of earrings.
Mother’s Day gift
Another meaning for this ring is the concept of family, representing the mother, father and child. Giving a Russian ring or bangle to your parent is a sweet gift to show how much you love and care for them. It also makes a great gift for a new mother!
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