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Pinky rings have several historical meanings; they can indicate a lack of interest in pursuing marriage, a person's self-identification as gay or an involvement with organized crime. Signet rings are also often worn on the pinky finger. In addition pinky rings are often given as graduation symbols t


The most effective way to tell if a ring is real gold is to take it to a jeweler for inspection. There are also some simple tests that can be done at home.


Members of the Mafia are depicted in popular culture as wearing pinky rings on either hand to signify that they have connections to the mob. There is no cultural significance concerning whether the ring is worn on the right or the left hand.


While the pinky toe, along with the other toes, plays a role in maintaining a person's balance, Dr. Johnson at Popular Science states that a person could function properly without that particular toe. According to the Dartmouth Medical School, it is the least important toe in terms of balance.


The record for the most consecutive pinky pull-ups was set in 2014 when Maibam Itomba Meitei did 16 consecutive pull-ups with his pinkies, according to the Guinness World Records organization. Metei set the record by using only his little fingers to perform full pull-ups in which his chin cleared th


There are no markings or hallmarks that are specific to white gold as opposed to yellow or rose gold. Jewelry markings or hallmarks typically include the metal stamp or carat weight, the manufacturer, designer or any trademark.


The easiest way to determine a man's ring size is to use the string method along with a ring size chart. A ring size chart can be found at Zales.com. Wrap a piece of string snugly around the finger to be measured, and compare the measurement with a sizing chart.


According to the Hospital for Sick Children, a bent pinkie finger is a genetic condition. The National Center for Biotechnology Information acknowledges that sometimes the growth plate in the pinkie has been injured by frost bite or childhood rheumatoid diseases.


Ulnar nerve damage or cubital tunnel syndrome causes tingling in the pinky finger, notes WebMD. Direct nerve injury, long-term pressure and illness that affect the ulnar nerve impair its signaling ability, according to the U.S National Library of Medicine.


The Uncas Manufacturing Company uses a U with an arrow through it as its hallmark, or jeweler's mark, on its sterling and costume jewelry. The company changed its original jeweler's mark and started using the symbol in the mid-1920s.