2020 is just around the corner, and with it comes a plethora of new trends and designs. While people expect the traditional form of wedding celebrations to stick around, a few designers have launched new ways to express their love, such as goth wedding rings.
We’ve scouted out 30 of the most unique Gothic rings of 2021, each with its own special meaning behind it.
1. The Charles the IV Ring
Charles IV (German: Karl IV.) was King of Bohemia, Hungary and Croatia, as well as King of France until his death in the Battle of Crécy.
He is also the namesake of the city of Karlsruhe, which was named after him; “Karlsruhe” literally translates to “Carol’s town”. Karl IV was the son of a scion of the Luxembourg family known as the Palatinate.
2. The Peter the Petite Ring
Peter I, also known as Peter Petkevič (Петр Петкевич, Petkovic, was a Serbian prince who ruled as Prince of Serbia. A pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hungary, he was a member of the House of Kuršumlija. He is known in Serbian epic poetry as Peter the Hermit (Petar Popara/Poparić).
3. The Selene Ring
Selene’s name in Greek mythology was derived from that of the moon goddess Σελήνη (Selēnē). The names Luna and Selene are strikingly similar, but have no other similarities than the beginning of the word. Selene is almost always portrayed with a crescent moon on her head, referencing her close ties with and love for her father Helios, personification of the sun.
4. The Robert the Bruce Ring
Robert I, commonly known as Robert the Bruce, was King of Scots until his death. A direct descendant in the female line of the kings of Norway, he is often referred to as “the Stewart” and also as “the 5th Century”.
He became de facto King of Ireland by defeating his rivals and dynastic members of the House of MacDuff in the Battle of Harlaw.
5. The Albert Einstein Ring
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who made major contributions to physics, most notably to the development of quantum theory.
He won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his “services to Theoretical Physics”. He is also known for his “Theory of Special Relativity” and the equation E=mc2.
6. The Muhammad Ali Ring
Muhammad Ali was a boxer, philanthropist and social activist who is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in history. He was born Cassius Clay and became known as Muhammad Ali after his conversion to Islam.
7. The Abraham Lincoln Ring
Abraham Lincoln has been described as the most historic president in United States history, and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest leaders of modern times. He was a lawyer, before being elected President at 32 years old, serving until his assassination.
8. The Carl Jung Ring
Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology. In his writings Jung introduced the concept of “collective unconscious”, a term he first coined essay on alchemy, “Concerning Mandala Symbolism in Religion and Alchemy”.
9. The William Shakespeare Ring
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, actor and long-time resident of Stratford-upon-Avon. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, and is often called England’s national poet.
10. The Martin Luther King Jr. Ring
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement until his death. He is well known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience as a method and for his “I Have a Dream” speech on Washington.
11. The Pablo Picasso Ring
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
12. The Walt Disney Ring
Walt Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor, film producer and director. As the co-founder of Disneyland and the Walt Disney Company, he is regarded as one of the greatest innovators in business history.
13. The Michael Jackson Ring
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American record label owner, entertainer and philanthropist who gained worldwide fame as a singer, dancer and actor and then later in his career moved into music production for other artists and owned a variety of businesses.