sterling silver jewelry
"America's Favorite Sterling Silver Supplier"
Wholesale Silver Jewelry...
Shopping Cart | Favorite Items | Create New Account | My Account | Search  

  Login  
You have 0 item(s) in your Shopping Cart  
Search
 
CURRENT PRICE LIST TEXT FILE CSV FILE  
70% OFF Silver Chain Sale Holiday Schedule  
Silver Pricing Information  
Plum Island Time (refresh browser to update) 
  Browse By


Help & Info


Silver Jewelry
silver chain jewelry Silver Chain

silver charms and pendants Charms & Pendants

sterling silver heart earrings Sterling Silver Earrings

silver necklaces and silver collars Sterling Silver Necklaces & Collars

sterling silver bracelet collection Sterling Silver Bracelets

silver rings and silver bands Sterling Silver Rings

Checkout our rating as a reliable sterling silver jewelry supplier. Checkout our reliable business rating!

We donate a portion of our silver jewelry profits to homeless and abused animals. We Donate a Portion of Profits to Homeless and Abused Animals

Our site is SSL Secured
 
Now In: Silver Thumb Rings

Thumb Rings

Most rings are designed to be worn on the fingers of the hand, however the sterling silver thumb ring is a specialized ring solely for the purposes of showcasing the thumb. While it may seem strange and unorthodox to wear a ring on the thumb, some 17th century cultures adopted the thumb as the location to wear a wedding ring. Some of our styles include:

  • SR-1138 which depicts a slip knot made of silver and fashioned into a thumb ring
  • SR-537 antiqued braided band for the thumb and is 3/4 of a circle.
  • Almost any of our band rings from our catalog which fit the thumb, can also be utilized as thumbs rings. Here are just a few examples, but there are over 100 more listed within the pages of the catalog: SR-2317, SR-2337, SR-2310 .

Historical Significance of the Thumb Ring

The finger on which a ring is worn has carried significance in many cultures and through many eons of time. Of great significance were the thumb rings worn by medieval men who utilized a bow and arrow. These thumbs rings protected the thumb against injury when the bow was pulled back and released. The Chinese used the rings to identify military ranking and the size of the ring was directly proportional to the significance of the military ranking. Europeans fashioned thumb rings to denote profession or guild association, not unlike a Mason's ring of today. In palmistry, or the study of the lines on the hands, the thumb symbolizes willpower, and free thinking. Today's thumb rings have lost affiliation with any of the aforementioned associations, and they are now relegated to merely adorning the thumb for fashion and style.