Jewelry Trend: The Right-Hand Ring for Galentine’s Day (Win!)

January 28, 2021

Tori Dundas, founder and president of True Curated Designs fine jewelry and engagement rings, has noticed a trend: her clients, women and men, are buying for others or designing for themselves right-hand rings (a name Tori coined) as a way to celebrate a milestone, modernize a family heirloom or just plain treat themselves. We chatted with Tori about the trend, and are giving you a chance to win a True Curated Designs right-hand ring of your very own! —Vita Daily

Hi Tori! Please tell us a bit about yourself and True Curated Designs to start.

I started True Curated Designs by re-imagining the process of buying bridal and fine jewelry. True is an online-only concierge service, with the goal being to bring transparency, value and trust to an outdated industry through an online, white-glove experience.

Tell us about the “right-hand ring” trend: what is it, and when did you first start to notice it emerging?

The right-hand ring trend has been around for years. This style of large and incredible gemstones worn on the right hand was originally called the “cocktail ring”. Women in the 1920s and 1930s wore these rings as a symbol of their earning power and independence—they often enjoyed a cocktail or two without the boys. I love the symbol of female empowerment and recognition of great accomplishments. The ring has such a beautiful history.

What can a right-hand ring represent? What types of occasions/milestones do you see people rocking one for?

The right hand ring can represent anything that’s important to the person wearing it. Its purpose is to commemorate a milestone, an accomplishment, or simply self-love and independence. I’ve made these rings for women and men who want to recognize a promotion at work, an accomplishment like graduating a masters program, recognizing a family member or family heirloom through a specific gemstone, achieving athletic goals like triathlons, becoming a mother for the first time and so many beautiful occasions.

What have been some of your favourite/most memorable right-hand rings to create for your clients, both in terms of design and sentiment?

I love love. I’m lucky because all of the rings I get to design start from a place of love—whether it’s love for another person through engagement ring designs, or love of self through a right hand ring.

Are there any “design” rules for right-hand rings?

Not at all! This is such a personal design process. The rule of thumb at True is quality, which goes for all of our jewelry. The idea is that you’ll wear this everyday—like an engagement ring—so we make sure the design suits your style, taste and lifestyle. I also recommend specific materials such as type of gold, or gemstones, based on those key elements.

With Valentine’s Day coming up, how can a right-hand ring be a great gift or create a new tradition?

This Valentine’s Day we want to celebrate love of one’s self—not only love in partnerships and relationships. 2020 was a difficult year for everyone and we were all challenged to be resilient despite the obstacles in front of us. Navigating challenges is how we grow and learn, or show ourselves some extra grace and love as we navigate uncertain times. I hope that no matter what people went through this year, that they can commemorate the internal strength and courage it took to get through these times. I believe that everyone deserves self love. On a personal note, I define my life through moments of courage. Those “sliding door” moments in life where instead of taking the easy path, I dig deep to take risks and inevitably reach new goals. I designed my right-hand ring when I took one such leap into entrepreneurship, and my love of self shines through my love of True, and helping other people commemorate their loves. True love.

Win! A $390 Ibiza Stacking Ring From True Curated Designs!

Congrats Silvia L. of Richmond, B.C., who will receive a $390 Ibiza Stacking Ring from True Curated Designs! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Margaret Helgason

    January 29th, 2021 at 9:31 am

    very beautiful

  2. J. Tam

    January 29th, 2021 at 9:34 am

    What gorgeous jewelry! My favourite gemstone is alexandrite 💎

  3. Susie McAdam

    January 29th, 2021 at 9:40 am

    I LOVE Blue Sapphire @susie_mc78

  4. Amber olak

    January 29th, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Diamonds are my favourite.


  5. Janet M

    January 29th, 2021 at 10:16 am

    I love sapphires. @asherares

  6. Melanie

    January 29th, 2021 at 10:56 am

    Amethyst <3 @melanierachwi

  7. Ebony

    January 29th, 2021 at 10:59 am

    I have to say I love Peridot… the green has always grabbed my imagination. I also love the perfect blush of Morganite. @emacintosh

  8. Heather Jensen

    January 29th, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Aquamarine because it reminds me of the bond my mom and I shared having our birthdays so close. 💗 (I do also love sapphires which she had placed when she bought her very first ring back in the 50’s!)

  9. Cindy Matsui

    January 29th, 2021 at 11:18 am

    I love opals and diamonds!!!!

    Cmats71 IG handle

  10. Leila Lagroix

    January 29th, 2021 at 11:19 am

    My birthstone blue zircon @xmasbb1225

  11. Lindsey

    January 29th, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Do I have to pick just one?!? 😜. I love aquamarine, alexandrite, opal, pink tourmaline. Insta – @lawhite2

  12. Helen Cichon

    January 29th, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Citrine 💛 and Amethyst 💜 are 2 of my personal favourites. BTW, this line of rings is extraordinary. Thanks! @lynniebemindful

  13. Fawn

    January 29th, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    My fav gem is a ruby😊

  14. Jodi Tweed

    January 29th, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Peridot for my birth month and Amethyst because I looooove purple!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  15. Cheryl Germain

    January 29th, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Diamonds are my favourite gemstones. @cfgermain

  16. Sandra J Lebeau

    January 29th, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I can’t afford it but my favorite is Alexandrite. @laurenngravelle

  17. Rachelle Pilon

    January 29th, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    I love the ring

  18. Cathy L Brown

    January 29th, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    I love love emeralds @cathyblakefield

  19. Wanda Tracey

    January 29th, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    My favorite gem is the blue saphire.What a great company and I am all about supporting women! ✨🙌

  20. Tara D

    January 29th, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    my favorite gem stone is Sapphire . favouritesforfun

  21. Heather Ritz

    January 29th, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    love rubies

  22. Jaime

    January 29th, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    I love anything that I turquoise or light blue. And of course every girls best friend diamond!


  23. Catherine King

    January 29th, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Love amethyst

  24. Carole D

    January 29th, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Diamond are my favourite! I love the blue Sapphire @carolecraftycorner

  25. Natalie B

    January 30th, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Morganite – though I love ALL gemstones.


  26. Jolie

    January 30th, 2021 at 3:10 am

    Ruby, how beautiful.

  27. Rachel C.

    January 30th, 2021 at 3:57 am

    I love all gemstones, but sapphires really draw me in. Thanks for the chance!

    (@seafoodmwg on ig)

  28. Rose

    January 30th, 2021 at 5:32 am

    The right hand ring can represent anything that’s important to the person wearing it. @lucky_yogini

  29. Sara Taylor

    January 30th, 2021 at 5:43 am

    My favourite stone is Emerald. @w0rdsofl0ve

  30. Tara Lewis

    January 30th, 2021 at 6:38 am

    Beautiful, timeless designs.. I love emeralds.. they’re just so beautiful on the finger.. & of course DIAMONDS!!

  31. Tabby72

    January 30th, 2021 at 7:09 am

    I love a garnet! @tabby_1972

  32. Malaya

    January 30th, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Diamonds and sapphires. Amazing to see you doing so well Tori! -@malayacoppola

  33. Donna Humber

    January 30th, 2021 at 8:43 am

    This is stunning! My favourite gemstone is emerald! 💚
    My handle is:

  34. Mary Montague

    January 30th, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Beautiful love Sapphire or Citrine Thanks, @maryandcedar

  35. Barbara Behan

    January 30th, 2021 at 9:55 am

    I love emeralds @bbehan56

  36. CL Chin

    January 30th, 2021 at 7:47 pm


  37. So La

    January 30th, 2021 at 11:13 pm


  38. So La

    January 30th, 2021 at 11:14 pm


  39. Sherry

    January 31st, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Hard to choice a favourite gemstone. They are all unique and beautiful
    I would have to put aquamarine to top of my fav.

  40. Christina

    January 31st, 2021 at 9:13 am



  41. Anna

    January 31st, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Love amethyst! @waldoandelmo

  42. Jill MacAulay

    January 31st, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    My favourite gemstone is Sapphire – following on IG (@jillmacaulay8883)

  43. Jenna Morcom

    February 1st, 2021 at 9:50 am

    Beautiful jewelry!!! Fav gemstones would be rubies and my birthstone, turquoise!

    Instagram: @jenna.morcom

  44. Alana LeSueur

    February 1st, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    I love all types of diamonds and gemstones alike. I love diamonds so much that my tag name is @diamondchick60 … lovely designs and very classy @ true curated designs.

  45. Ally

    February 1st, 2021 at 4:54 pm


  46. Wendy Germaine

    February 1st, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    I love all creative rings Your rings are beautiful love simple designs. Thank you for the contest

  47. Liezl Cudal Tan

    February 3rd, 2021 at 6:21 am

    My favourite gemstone is sapphire.
    Instagram @Liezl_cudal_tan

  48. Shirley

    February 3rd, 2021 at 11:30 am


  49. Melissa Armstrong

    February 3rd, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Favs: aquamarine and emerald!
    Instagram: @melis_armstrong

  50. Zoe

    February 4th, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Opal! @redeoz

  51. Kellie Walsh

    February 4th, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Love emerald! Thanks for the chance!! IG: kellietoby

  52. Amy liu

    February 4th, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    I love emerald ,followed ig as @mllil604

  53. Bonnie

    February 5th, 2021 at 6:39 am

    I live emeralds

    Insta bonita10_5

  54. Nikki L

    February 11th, 2021 at 11:38 am

    I love aquamarine with diamonds

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