Vacation with your loved one wearing matching tracksuits? This is perhaps more of a travesty than an actual relationship goal. In South Korea, though, there’s nothing weird at all in matching your partner from head to toe, but rather a cute way of showing the world that you belong together.
During the last couple of years, Efva Attling has spent some time in South Korea. That’s where she learned about the phenomenon “Couple Rings”. According to the South Korean tradition, you’ll celebrate 100 days as a couple by giving each other a ring, as a sign of being in a serious relationship.
“I think this is such a nice tradition”, Efva says, “and something that inspired me a lot. I thought it would be nice if you could attach a small ring to your couple ring. Then it’s like you carry the other person with you all the time. So, I created the 101 days rings”.
Efva continues: “This ring can also be a sign of friendship, a cute gift to your best friend. Imagine the feeling to always carry your most important person close to you.”
Wearing a ring on different fingers has different meanings in South Korea. A couple ring is traditionally worn on the ring finger. Whether it’s on the right or left hand doesn’t matter. A ring on the ring finger is a sign of love and commitment.
A ring on your index finger represents friendship. Wearing your 101 days ring on this finger is a great way to always carry your best friend close to you.
A ring on your middle finger shows that you are career-driven and have high work ethics. A ring on this finger can also work as a lucky charm for future success.
A ring on your pinky finger represents opportunity or change. Either as a reminder for yourself to always be open to new opportunities, or if worn on your right pinky finger, a symbol that you have achieved some of your wishes and dreams.
A ring on your thumb stands for freedom – both in the form of being a free-spirited person, but it can also be a sign that you are single. Maybe a smart way to communicate with other singles?
How do you choose to wear your rings?