Jewelry trends may come and go, but nothing beats the beauty of a plain black band. Simple, stylish, and oh-so classy, this narrow black ring is a distinctive (and economical) alternative to traditional gold and silver jewelry.
This dramatic band is made of stainless steel, with a durable black plating that will stand up to years of use and abuse. The ring measures approximately 1/16" wide. It looks great as the sole ring on your hand, where it commands attention. But you may also want to try it as a stack ring. It's so very versatile, and looks great with other metals.
Does a plain black band have a special meaning? Well, like so many things, it depends who you ask. Many people who wear a black band simply love its unusual look. However, black wedding bands are a growing trend, where the color is meant to reflect the strength of the bond between the couple. Additionally, a simple black band can be worn as a promise ring, indicating a commitment of love and friendship that will eventually lead to an engagement.
When worn on the right hand, on any finger other that the middle finger, a plain black band may mean that the wearer is a a swinger. It is a subtle way to let others know that they might be open to sexual encounters outside of marriage, with the blessing of their spouse.
Aces, or asexuals, on the other hand, sometimes indicate their preferences by wearing a black band on the middle finger of the right hand, meaning that they prefer not to be pursued sexually.
In short, its meaning is deeply personal, and it's better to ask than to assume.
Quote of the moment: "There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" - Terry Pratchett, The Truth
Gryphon's Moon - Gainesville, Georgia
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