Rings have been used as symbols since ancient times. The wealthiest men would flaunt their status, forging precious metals into elaborate jewelry pieces to display their position in the world.

Today rings still hold a lot of meaning and significance. A ring can say something about you, your relationships, and your character before you even say a word. Yet pinky rings are a relatively uncommon piece of jewelry. Most men would typically opt for a trendy gold pendant over a pinky ring. If you’ve been considering purchasing a pinky ring, here are the answers to all your questions about why men wear pinky rings. 

What Does a Pinky Ring Symbolize?

Pinky rings are most often used to symbolize wealth and status. Your family crest would be forged into your ring in ancient times to show others you belonged to a powerful family line. Today, diamonds and other precious gems are set into men’s pinky rings to draw attention and tastefully display wealth. 

Some people may associate a pinky ring with ties to criminal organizations. Popular TV shows and movies have perpetuated this stereotype. However, pinky rings are worn by many upstanding individuals in the community. 

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Does the Hand Matter When You Wear a Pinky Ring?

Unlike wedding bands, what hand you wear your pinky ring on doesn’t alter its meaning. You are free to wear your pinky ring on whichever hand you prefer. Each hand is connected to symbolism that may make your pinky ring more meaningful to you. 

The right hand is associated with physicality as, for most people, it is most often the dominant hand. Since the right hand is used more, a ring on this hand will also be more visible. The left hand is more emotional. It’s associated with your morals and beliefs. A pinky ring on your left hand can signal a strong character. 

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Can You Wear Other Jewelry with a Pinky Ring?

You can style your ring in different ways, depending on your preference. If you want to call attention to your ring, leave your other fingers bare and match your ring with a stylish gold chain for men. If you want your hands to be the focus, then pair your pinky ring with rings on your other fingers to make your powerful hands a focal point. 

A pinky ring is a timeless piece of jewelry that can be worn every day. You can play with different jewelry pieces, exploring the various types of gold chains for men that best match the look you are trying to achieve each day. Each outfit and jewelry combination presents a new opportunity to make a statement. 

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How Do You Take Care of a Pinky Ring?

Your pinky finger doesn’t get much use, so your pinky ring shouldn’t suffer too much wear and tear. However, it’s still a good idea to take your ring to the jeweler a couple of times a year to clean and check the settings. Your jeweler will inspect the ring to make sure each stone is secure, so you can wear your ring with confidence that you won’t lose a precious diamond while you are out and about. 

Anytime you want to give your ring a shine, you can clean it at home using a soft-bristle toothbrush and water. An ultrasonic jewelry cleaner or professional jewelry cleaning kit can add sparkle back to your pinky ring. Always use jeweler-recommended products and avoid harsh chemicals, as these can damage the gold or cause permanent etching in diamonds.

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How Should a Pinky Ring Fit?

Just like any other ring, you want a pinky ring to be loose enough to twist around your finger. However, it shouldn’t be so loose that it can easily fall off your finger. When sizing your ring, remember that your fingers swell a bit in summer and shrink a bit in winter due to changes in temperature and humidity. Resizing your ring to half or even quarter sizes ensures you have the best fit for your pinky ring. 

To size your pinky finger at home, you should enlist the help of a friend. They can loosely wrap a piece of string or slip of paper around the base of your finger. Mark the distance and then measure the string when it is laid flat. This measurement in inches translates to your ring size

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Men’s Pinky Rings Are a Style Statement

Few things can help you make a lasting first impression the way a pinky ring can. These stylish pieces of jewelry convey a lot of meaning in a little package. If you’re ready to show the world your true self, shop the unbeatable collection of pinky rings at Frost NYC.

July 14, 2021

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