Sterling silver Mum ring

Mum and Dad Rings

Rings with the words Mum or Dad on them have a shorter more sentimental story than wedding rings. Their exact story is in fact a bit fuzzy, the rise in popularity and be traced back to the mid 20th century, around the 1950's and 60's.

Early Inspiration

indeed early love tokens, little trinkets may well have served as an early inspiration for sentimental jewellery like Mum rings.

Some sources suggest that solders wearing rings engraved with Mum or Dad during World War ll served as a influence. these rings were created as a reminder of loved ones back home.

Post-War Boom

The post war economic boom of the 1950's meant people had more disposable income. This meant jewellery items became more affordable and were used as an expression of individuality and of love.

The 1950s and 60s also saw a strong emphasis on family values and the nuclear family unit. "Mum" and "Dad" rings fit perfectly into this trend, serving as a tangible symbol of love and appreciation for parents.

Evolution and Styles

Early "Mum" and "Dad" rings were typically made of gold or silver with simple engravings. Over time, the designs became more varied, incorporating birthstones, gemstones, and even intricate patterns.

Modern Interpretations

Today, "Mum" and "Dad" rings are still popular, but with a modern twist. Many jewelers offer contemporary designs in various metals, stones, and even alternative materials like wood or ceramic. Some couples opt for matching sets with complementary engravings or symbols.

Cultural Significance

"Mum" and "Dad" rings transcend their material value to hold sentimental significance. They represent a gesture of love, appreciation, and connection between family members. Whether inherited from a grandparent or exchanged as a special gift, these rings serve as a reminder of the bonds that tie us together.


Sterling silver DAD ring

Overall, while not steeped in ancient history like traditional wedding rings, "Mum" and "Dad" rings have carved their own niche in the realm of sentimental jewelry. Their evolution reflects changing social and cultural values, but their core message of love and family remains timeless.

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