There’s something special about pinky rings. It has been accompanied by historical and social settings with roots that stretch way back in time, most commonly as a symbol for the man’s wealth and status.
The history of men’s pinky ring
Going back to the 18th century in England men would wear rings on their pinky finger. During the Victorian era pinky rings were seen among the British nobility, royals and upper-class wearing the family engraved signet ring on their left pinky most often stacked together with their wedding ring. Even in the present you can see the British royal Prince Charles wearing his gentleman’s ring that has been worn through the family generations.
The Pinky Ring has a big association of mob bosses and mafia from the movie screens such as Al Pacino’s Michael Corleone in The Godfather and Scarface, Goodfellas, The Irishman with all the other big mobster films. Yes, the mafia did indeed wear pinky rings not only in the movies.
In the middle of the 19th century and forward the members of the mafia were seen wearing rings on their pinky finger. It was worn as identification for the criminal organization, proof of loyalty and respect – only given to members who proved themselves worthy of the ornament.
As well as seen in the show business the male pinky ring is worn since way back in time. From James Brown, Frank Sinatra to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Chris Pine. In this time it is much less about tradition and more about the personal freedom of style. The ring becomes a part of you, you’ll be more aware of the hand and its gestures. It carries a powerful masculine self-aware expression. So, do we love a pinky ring? Oh yes we do.
Platina Watch & Co – Gent’s jewellery Pinky Rings
We are just thrilled to welcome these gentlemen jewellery pieces to our collection – the Platina Watch & Co pinky ring.