Russian Wedding Rings

January 29, 2019 / Wedding Rings

What is a Russian wedding ring? Russian wedding rings are constructed from 3 interlocked bands traditionally worn on the right hand. Typically three rings of different coloured golds (yellow, rose and white) are intertwined together to create one ring. However, today in its modern form it is quite common for the ring to be made out of only one type of metal and also may include diamonds or engraving.

The significance of this style of ring in Russian culture comes from the Christian Orthodox in the 19th century, it was meant as a representation of the Holy Trinity. It has also been said that this style of ring should be made of yellow and white gold only. The white gold representing the sun god and the yellow gold representing the moon god.

Unlike western women receiving an engagement ring, historically Russian women receive only a wedding ring.  Today, however, western culture has influenced modern Russian women and the custom of receiving an engagement ring is becoming a much more common tradition. Like Russian women adopting other traditions, western women have borrowed this style of wedding ring and applied a more modern twist. Intertwining three rings allows endless options for unique designs; from adding small diamonds or coloured gemstones to combining filigree or engraving.

Russian wedding rings feel lovely to wear. When the three bands are aligned correctly, it rolls over the knuckle and sits beautifully on the finger. They are inherently difficult to size correctly but when done right, a Russian wedding band can be an excellent option for someone with larger knuckles. The rolling action allows you to take the ring on and off without discomfort and, because the rings sit separately, they spread slightly to hug the base of the finger without looking awkwardly loose.

At Larsen Jewellery, our talented team of jewellers love to design unique pieces!  We have made many variations of Russian wedding rings over the years. They are available in 9ct or 18ct yellow, white and rose golds, platinum and you can even have one of the bands in zirconium or titanium if you wish. They look absolutely stunning when they are hand engraved, our master engraver can engrave a wide variety of patterns and textures around the outside. Please feel free to call or email us to organise an obligation free design appointment.  Click here to read more about our custom made wedding ring designs.

Comments

  1. Stephen Forsyth says:

    Hi,
    I am looking to get a ring made in the Russian Wedding Ring style. Is it possible to get a quote by email? I am size T and looking for 3mm thickness. Can you quote for both 9ct and 18ct please?

  2. Naledi says:

    Good day, may I kindly get a quote on tricolour Russian band. On smooth rounded edges please. 2mm in size 4,5

  3. Michelle says:

    Hello,
    I am looking to replace a lost tri colour wedding ring for my husband who is a size V and a half. I think that 2mm is right, but would appreciate any advice.

  4. T Maher says:

    Do you have a store in NSW

  5. Kiki says:

    Hi there, can you please email me a quote for a size V 2.5mm width in 9 and 18ct

  6. James Barker says:

    Hi – please can I can a price for:
    Russian wedding ring in 9 carat white, yellow and rose golds.
    Size 6,
    Thanks!

  7. Karin says:

    Hi. Am looking for the tri colour interlocking Russian wedded. Could you please let me know a price.

  8. Mark says:

    Hi. I’m after a Russian wedding band 9ct yellow rose and white gold with some engraving. Can you please provide a quote. Size is between P and Q. Also if accepted how long before delivery. Thanks Mark

  9. Julia says:

    Hi, I would like a quote on a russian wedding ring with diamonds in the white gold one.

  10. Jo Bright says:

    Do you have any stores in QLD?

    • Kate Reid says:

      Hi Jo,
      Thanks for your comment. We currently don’t have a QLD location however we still have many happy QLD clients who have ordered jewellery with us via phone and email. We can ship our custom made jewellery anywhere in Australia.
      Please contact us here for further information.

  11. David says:

    Hi,
    My wife is interested in this style of ring.
    Can you please email me some details so we can know a little more?
    Thanks

  12. Sara says:

    My partner and I are looking for matching white metal Russian wedding rings, but I am allergic to silver. What do you recommend?

    • Kate Reid says:

      Hi Sara, thanks for that great question. Many people who react to sterling silver are actually reacting to the copper or nickel within the alloy. If you know which of those metals you react to, just mention that to your jeweller. Most white gold or platinum alloys should be a suitable silver alternative for you however some jewellers use versions that contain the metals mentioned above.

  13. Julia Patten says:

    Hi I’m just wanting to get a quote for Russian wedding ring, yellow, pink and white gold. 4mm each band in a size Q. Thank you

  14. Timothy Wilcox says:

    Hi. I’m wondering if you could provide a price estimate for a three-gold (18k, w: 2.5mm x H: 1.6mm) russian wedding ring size S ? Thanks in advance.

  15. Fiona says:

    Hi there – I am after some more information on your ladies Russian Wedding rings – Yellow Gold, Rose Gold and White Gold. I am not sure of my ring size, should I just go to a jewellers to get measured?
    Thank you

    • Kate Reid says:

      Hi Fiona, that’s a great question. It can be quite difficult to measure a finger correctly for a Russian style wedding ring. We would highly recommend you have your finger measured by the same jeweller who will be making the ring. Please contact your closest studio via the Enquire Now button at the top of this page to make an appointment. We look forward to helping you soon!

  16. Jason says:

    Hello. I have a traditional 3-toned gold Russian wedding ring from when I married. I recently bought some grey/black jewellery including a black diamond earring. To match this new trend, can you make Russian wedding rings with a black/grey look? Titanium/tungsten/silver perhaps? Regards,

    • Kate Reid says:

      Great question Jason, thanks for posting. It is possible to make a Russian wedding ring with one black coloured band and two gold bands although it’s not an ideal everyday ring. The differing metal hardnesses increase the wear and tear on the individual rings which means it won’t last as long as it would if all three rings were made of gold.

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