A puzzle ring is interesting because it is jewelry and a puzzle at the same time. Puzzle rings can be used as wedding bands and friendship rings. Puzzle rings symbolize the thought and effort that helps keep the bonds of friendships or marriages strong.
The story is told that in ancient times a Turkish Nobleman was so in love with his wife that he wanted to be sure she was faithful to him while he was away. He asked his jeweler to make a puzzle ring for his wife that would fall apart when removed, and he would not tell her the solution.
Some people also refer to the puzzle ring as a Turkish Wedding Band, but it is unclear how the puzzle ring acquired this name as the Turkish people do not use the puzzle ring as a wedding band. Perhaps the name was given to the puzzle ring to tempt the service men and women stationed at the numerous US military bases in Turkey, to purchase it as a token of their love for their spouses, partners and significant others back home.
The puzzle ring has seen a resurgence of popularity over the last few years. Many baby boomers remember the puzzle ring from their youth as a silver trinket they played with. Although it is unclear where the puzzle ring was first made or how it has acquired its name.
Traditional puzzle rings are made up of four, six, eight, or twelve interconnected rings. Contemporary designs include rings of three, five or seven bands. Puzzle rings often appear to be endless knots, possibly pointing to a Celtic heritage.
In the present, their styles have evolved with the addition of beautiful details such as stones like diamonds or gems as requested by the customers. Puzzle ring surely have become common and yet their charm has not managed to fade yet.
As wedding bands, most people who prefer to have puzzle rings give it a nice touch by making them gold and silver wedding bands. Silver and gold wedding bands are attractive because the contrasting colors signify the individual uniqueness of the bride and groom and yet, the fact that the two band can be joined together symbolizes the union of these two unique individuals as well. If you are worried that the rings might appear plain, then worry not since as mentioned earlier, you can always have your bands customized with any precious stone of your preference. So make your wedding rings more meaningful and fascinating by trying puzzle wedding bands. Not only are they beautiful and great as conversation pieces, they are very symbolic and meaningful as well.
As friendship rings, puzzle rings may compose of two up to ten bands when separated. Naturally, the more bands there are, the more complicated the puzzle is as well, which makes it more interesting for people.
Puzzle rings come in many designs and customers can even choose the metal for their rings, the style and the intricacy. Many puzzle ring feature two-toned or even tri-colored designs. Prices vary as well and they can be as affordable as $20.00 and as pricey as $1,000.00.