Wedding, eternity, engagement rings, what’s the difference?

For some, the difference between the many different types of rings such as engagement rings, wedding rings and eternity rings are crystal clear, however others may be confused about the diffe

The Many Different Types Of Rings – What Are They And What Do They Mean?

The Engagement Ring

This ring is traditionally purchased by a man when he wishes to ask for his partner’s hand in marriage. However, in our 21st century society many women choose to propose to their partners.

Engagement rings usually include a diamond and can come in many different styles so it is very important that when searching for an engagement ring you do lots of research regarding the numerous different ring styles and also research information about diamonds.

If you would like to learn more about purchasing an engagement ring, you can find a fantastic guide on our blog. In this guide you will learn lots of tips to help you purchase an engagement ring, including information about the four C’s which are cut, colour, clarity and carat.

The Wedding Ring

This ring is traditionally worn by a married couple (traditionally a husband and wife). Wedding rings are usually worn on the left hand’s ring finger and can either be a simple wedding band or a more complex style of ring.

There is no ‘best style’ of wedding ring. The styles and materials best suited to you will depend on your individual circumstances and your jewellery preferences. For example if you work in an industry that requires a lot of physical labour, a ring which is made from a more resilient material may be better suited to your lifestyle. However, if you’re unsure about ring materials and styles; you can get expert advice from our fully qualified gemologists and diamond graders.

So, if you would like to browse our wedding ring collection in person, or if you have any questions that you would like to ask, you can visit us in store. We have three stores in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, which are located on Warstone Lane.

The Eternity Ring

This ring is traditionally given to a partner after a significant milestone such as the birth of their first child.

These rings often include diamonds and are usually worn on the ring finger of either the left or right hand, however many choose to wear their eternity ring on the left hand’s ring finger alongside the wedding and engagement rings.

If you would like more information regarding eternity rings in Birmingham or if you have any questions that you would like to ask, please feel free to give our team of experts a call on 0121 212 0370.

The Promise Ring

This ring is given to represent a commitment between two people in a relationship. The ring is often considered a ‘warm up ring’ for couples who wish to express their love and affection for each other, but do not feel ready for marriage.

Promise rings can be made from numerous different materials and be in many different styles. They can be very simple rings or they can be very extravagant rings, depending on the style that the wearer prefers. So, if you’re interested in purchasing a promise ring for your partner, browse through our selection of rings. However, if you can’t find what you’re looking for in our rings section, perhaps you could choose to have something bespoke made for your partner using our bespoke jewellery service.

Anniversary Rings

These rings are given as gifts to celebrate wedding anniversaries.

There are numerous anniversaries that are associated with precious stones. For example, a 55th wedding anniversary is known as an Emerald Anniversary, a Sapphire Anniversary celebrates 45 years of marriage and a Diamond Anniversary celebrates 60 years.

When searching for an anniversary gift for a milestone anniversary such as these, many choose to purchase an anniversary ring containing the anniversary stone for their partner. For example, a ruby and diamond set ring could be given as a gift to celebrate 40 years of marriage, which is also known as a Ruby Anniversary.

Milestone Rings

These rings can be given to loved ones when they achieve a milestone in life. There are numerous occasions when one might consider giving a loved one a milestone ring, perhaps for an 18th or 21st birthday, perhaps as a graduation present or something else.

Indeed there are lots of different reasons why one may wish to purchase a milestone ring for a close family member, however if you are searching for something extra special, perhaps you could browse through our new boutique jewellery collection. There are numerous different rings that you can browse in this collection; however only a few selected items of jewellery from our new boutique collection are available for display on our website. So if you would like to see this collection in its entirety, please visit us in store at one of our three stores in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.

Engagement Rings, Eternity Rings And Wedding Jewellery In Birmingham From SP Green.

If you’re searching for wedding rings in Birmingham or any other rings that you would like to purchase such as a milestone ring, an anniversary ring or an eternity ring, visit one of the three SP Green stores in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and browse our wonderful collection of jewellery.

If you have any questions regarding wedding, eternity or anniversary rings; please visit the SP Green team in store and ask your questions to us in person. As a team of independent family jewellers and diamond experts, you can trust the expert advice from our fully qualified gemologists and diamond graders. However, if you can’t visit us in store, you can also contact our team in numerous different ways including by telephone, email and social media.

So, if you have any questions and would like to speak to our friendly and dedicated team, you can do so using the information below.

  • To contact our team by telephone please call, 0121 212 0370
  • To contact our team by email, please send an email to

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