Rings have been worn for centuries before the creation of the cubic zirconia. It is said, rings were popular during medieval times. During that time people of all classes wore rings whether they were rich or poor. Usually rings were made from metals, such as copper, iron, gold and silver. The metal signified the class of the person wearing it. Then in the 14th century, rings were introduced with faceted gems in them.
Some rings are attached to certain cultures, such as silver and turquoise bring to mind the Native American. Starting with the early Christians and up to current times, the Greek symbol called the Icthus, which is in the shape of a fish. Then there is the Irish Claddagh, which is preceded by the story of a young couple soon to be married.