Long Distance Rings: 16 Unique & Sentimental Options Your Partner Will Love
If you're looking for unique long distance rings for you and your partner, you've come to the right place.
For thousands of years, rings have been used as a symbolic gift. In more recent times we've associated rings with engagements and weddings.
But, take a deep breath and here us out...
For couples in long distance relationships, rings don't have to be tied to specific event more milestone.
...There we go 🙂
Our relationships are a little different to say the least and rings can help to not only signify the love you have for one another but also the journey that you're on together, and what you're willing to sacrifice to make it work.
There are many cool and unique options available, so we put together a versatile list of options to help you find the right piece to suit each others style.
Coordinates Wrap Ring by Silver More
Wrap rings like these from Silver More are a great option for long distance couples because we may not know our partner's ring size.
Being able to slightly adjust the size will help give you and your partner a good fit.
We really like the hand stamped coordinate version of these rings, but we included images of other customization options to show you how verstile they are.
They also come in either stirling silver, 14k gold or 14k rose gold finishes.
Cutout Coordinates Ring by Caitlyn Minimalist
Caitlin Minimalist has created one of the most unique long distance rings available.
The coordinates are the focal point of this piece as they wrap around your finger, which is sure to grab the attention of people around you.
High quality solid 925 sterling silver is used to create a strong piece that can be worn everyday. It's also 5mm high to give it a little extra durability.
These rings can also be finished in either sterling silver, 18k gold and rose gold, giving you options that will suit everyone's tastes.
To note, these are an intricate design and can take 6-10 days to produce, depending on demand. If you have a date you need them ready by, make sure to give yourself enough time!
Statement Coordinates Ring by GLDN
It's hard to go past this customer review of GLDN's Statement Coordinates Ring.
"The perfect dainty, minimalistic ring I've been looking for! Great quality, thoughtful packaging and a timeless piece."
Made from ethically sourced 100% sterling silver, this high quality ring uses a premium plate that's 9mm wide and 10mm tall, which is where your coordinates or any other text will be added by hand.
GLDN has made these rings available in sterling silver, 14k gold and rose gold finishes.
Every aspect of this piece has been carefully prepared, even the packaging, which is created using a traditional letterpress.
Sterling Silver Coordinates Ring by Boyfriend Gifts
Made from 100% 925 sterling silver, this hand stamped long distance coordinates ring from Boyfriend Gifts is great option for anyone looking for a high quality yet understated piece.
We really like this type of unisex design because it is inclusive of everyone. including the LGBTQ+ long distance community, which is really important.
Being hand stamped means every piece made is completely unique, giving it a really personal feel.
To make it even more personal, you can have something engraved on the inside for free!
State to State Rings & Country to Country Rings
Silver State/Country Rings by Initial Necklaces
This wrap style ring by Initial Necklaces is the perfect symbol of affection to show where you and your heart lies.
Like other pieces mentioned, this ring is made from high quality 925 sterling silver. Making it a durable piece that can be worn everyday.
Initial Necklaces have created a great piece where the states/countries and band don't overpower each other, producing a seamless design.
If you don't know your partner's ring size, that's ok. This design is slightly adjustable, allowing you to get a snug fit.
Adjustable State to State Rings by The Light & The Dark
Another adjustable option is this state to state ring from The Light & The Dark.
The memorable hand stamped design includes two states from the USA or Canada that are connected by dashes with a heart in the middle, which is a great way to symbolize your LDR.
While we love the design, we also like that this piece is made from aluminum, giving you an option that is lightweight and won't tarnish.
Nikki, the founder of The Light & The Dark, was once in a long distance relationship and knows the struggles that come with it. She said:
"I know how important it is to feel close to your other half when you cannot be together. Our pieces are meant to serve as a reminder - we hope they give you strength to face the difficult road ahead."
US State Quarter Rings by Change & Charms
These rings by Change & Charms make a great gift for many occasions, but we think they are perfect and unique way to symbolize long distance relationships.
Made from USA quarters, Change & Charms hand crafts these pieces that look really authentic.
They are available in an antique, like the image above, bright or high polished finish.
But Lolo & Nate, isn't it illegal to make jewelry from coins?
It's not! You can make jewelry from coins as long as the purpose isn't for counterfeiting [source].
Oh great! The Feds won't come after me 🙂
Cutout State/Country Rings by Y.H.TANAFF
Similar to the option made available to Initial Necklaces. This piece by Y.H.TANAFF is another sentimental wrap ring with states or countries. The only difference being the design of those states or countries being an outline.
These rings are hand made from 925 sterling silver and polished leaving a mirror finish. You can have them plated in gold or rose gold at no extra cost.
Y.H.TANAFF has made this design available in sizes from US 4 to US 14, making it a great option for almost anyone.
Due to how intricate these rings it can take 7 to 10 days to craft, not including shipping time. So make sure to factor that in when purchasing.
Y.H.TANAFF created a similar piece as a bracelet! Check them out in our post on Long Distance Bracelets for more details.
His & Hers Rings
14K Rose Gold Celtic His and Hers Rings by Avery Jewelry
These Celtic His & Hers Rings from Averie Jewelry are by far the most expensive on our list, but hear us out, there's a good reason why!
Being hand made, 14k gold and a highly intricate design these types of rings demand more time and effort than others.
The ring on the left is made from woven delicate gold wire, which is given a polished finish. While the ring on the right is made from a flat gold sheet then hand beaten.
You can see the woven design inset into the ring on the right, which gives the impression that both rings were crafted from one piece. Symbolizing how each piece completes the other.
His & Hers Fingerprint Rings by Grace Personalized
Engraving sentimental messages on jewelry has been performed for many years. As technology advances digital engraving has now become much more accurate and affordable.
One of the more unique and imaginative options for this technology has to be Grace Personalized's use of fingerprints to create truly one of a kind rings.
Made from 925 sterling silver, these rings can be kept this way or finished in 18k gold vermeil or rose gold vermeil. Grace mentions that vermeil is nickel free, making it perfect for people with metal allergies.
There are many customization options available also, allowing you to have the fingerprint on the inside or outside, along with a message in a font or even your own handwriting.
Do note that it is important to get a clear picture of you and your partner's fingerprints to get the best finish.
His & Hers Aviation Rings by Y.H.TANAFF
While some long distance couples can visit each other by car, there are others who are separated by much larger distances with flights being the only option.
For those couples, we feel your pain!
Rather than looking at it as a barrier, these awesome rings from Y.H.TANAFF make it a symbol of the determination you both have for making it work, despite the distance.
The base metal is 925 sterling silver, but you have have the rings finished in gold or rose gold if you prefer.
Y.H.TANAFF has made these rings available in sizes ranging from US 4 to US 14. They also allow for half size and quarter size adjustments to make sure you get the perfect fit.
His & Hers Coordinates Rings by Noisy Cricket
Christy of Noisy Cricket describes the creation process of her long distance couples rings perfectly:
"These rings start out as 10 gauge fine silver wire. The wire is then hammered and stamped, fused together and formed into an awesome organic shaped ring. It is perfectly imperfect in so many ways just like life itself!"
We really like the organic shape the process of hammering and stamping by hand gives these rings.
If you and your partner are into subtle jewelry that still has huge sentimental value then these rings are for you.
Sizing options range from US 5 to US 13.
King & Queen Rings
King & Queen Crown Rings by Our Crown
Our Crown have created a simple yet sophisticated king and queen ring set that we think is perfect for LDR couples.
While both are made from high quality 925 sterling silver, the queen ring includes a band of zircon gemstones giving it an added sparkle.
Our Crown has made these rings available in half and full sizes ranging from US 6 to US 9 for the queen and US 6 to US 11.5 for the king.
If you see your partner as the king or queen in your life then this set makes a great choice.
Stirling Silver King & Queen Rings by Bazaar Jewelers
These King and Queen rings from Bazar Jewelers use the popular font and heart emblem that widely used in a deck of cards.
We think this gives them a sleek look and one that's made even sleeker by oxidizing the letter and heart before giving them a final polish.
They both have the same thickness (1.8mm) and width (9mm) and can be made in any US size you prefer. Even half and quarter sizes to get the perfect fit.
Turn around time is usually 3 to 5 days, which is fairly quick for a handmade piece.
Rose Gold King & Queen Rings by Dizzy Cactus
We are definitely a fan of rose gold but what really stands out is the intricate detail of the king and queen emblems on these rings.
Dizzy Cactus makes these rings by hand starting with pipe cut rose gold plated stainless steel, which are then made into bands that measure 5mm wide.
Custom engraving is also available. The image above shows what dates would look but but you can add whatever you'd like. All you need to do is pick the font you want and make sure it is under 25 characters long!
Tungsten King & Queen Rings by Kris, Kate & Company
Gold, rose gold and silver rings aren't for everyone. That's why we love these black long distance king and queen rings from Kris, Kate & Company.
Made of tungsten carbide, which is becoming more and more popular, these rings really make a statement.
These rings are similar to those from Dizzy Cactus as they include detailed laser engraved king and queen crown emblems. But start to differ with the very classy beveled edged design.
The king ring has a slightly thicker width of 8mm, while the queen ring is 6mm.
Helpful Tips When Buying Long Distance Rings
How To Measure Your Fingers For A Ring
While choosing the right ring can be difficult, making sure you have the right size is equally important.
Here's a fairly easy way to measure your finger:
- Wrap string, dental floss or a thin strip of paper around the base of your finger.
- Mark the point where the end meets with a pen.
- With a millimeter ruler, measure the length.
- Once you have the length, choose the closest measurement from this sizing chart.
Alternatively check out this instructional video from Virginie Millefiori.
What to think about when buying a ring for a man
Picking a ring for a man can be difficult, especially if they rarely wear any accessories.
If they do wear accessories like a bracelet or necklace, it is a good idea to try and match the material type and or color. Allowing them to be worn together.
At the end of the day it is better to go for a subtle or understated design if you're unsure.
What to think about when buying a ring for a woman
While rings are a lot more popular for women, that doesn’t make choosing one any easier.
Matching options to her fashion style and looking at the existing jewelry she wears frequently will help.
Don’t be afraid to ask casually as it can be a great way to get ideas.
Ring Care & Maintenance
Jewelry like long distance rings will usually use precious metals. To make them last and look like new, you need to take care of them.
Thankfully maintenance is usually quite easy and there are a number of tips.
- Mild soap is commonly used
- Avoid extreme temperature
- Don’t use cleaning chemicals
- Use specific cleaners for different metals
- Consider professional cleaning
If you’ve had your ring for a number of years then it may be a good idea to have it professionally cleaned.
Gold has long been seen as a precious metal and for good reason. Not only does it have incredible natural beauty it is also hard-wearing and doesn’t tarnish. All you need is mild soap and a damp cloth to be able to remove any dirt.
Unlike gold, silver does tarnish. That makes the care of your silver ring slightly more intensive. As well as using a mild soap to get rid of any dirt, it’s also a good idea to use a silver cleaner to be able to remove any tarnish and restore it to its full shine.
Stainless Steel Rings
Stainless steel is used in countless products and that’s because it is very durable. It is perhaps the easiest metal to clean as all you’re going to need is mild soap and it will look brilliant once again.
Tungsten has become very popular as it has the look and shine of steel without the negatives when it comes to maintenance as it doesn't tarnish. Getting a great finish requires warm water and a little elbow grease to get shining like new once again.
Our Favorite Long Distance Rings
When thinking about our favorite rings for long distance couples we focused on three things: Uniqueness, versatility and affordability.
We tried but we just couldn't split the Cutout Coordinates Ring by Caitlyn Minimalist and the His & Hers Fingerprint Rings by Grace Personalized.
With such a cool design it was hard to pass up these amazing rings from Caitlyn Minimalist.
Being available in silver, gold and rose gold makes them very versatile and perfect for couples with different tastes.
Laser engraving part of your fingerprint onto a ring for your partner is a truly unique statement.
To us it gives the feeling of your partner have a part of you with them, no matter where they are in the world.
Now It's Your Turn!
Which of the long distance rings mentioned above resonated with you? Let us know in the comments below.
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