The meaning, or lack thereof, of thumb rings varies according to culture, For some men, a thumb ring is simply a statement of wealth or influence, whereas in some subcultures, a thumb ring indicates the wearer is gay. More »

Women wear thumb rings for a variety of reasons but usually simply for fashion. One historical reason for a woman to wear a thumb ring was when her husband either died or went off to war. The woman wore her husband's wed... More »

Women wear thumb rings to make fashion statements and express their individual style. According to LoveRingReviews.com, a thumb ring can also indicate anything from a person’s sexual orientation to a status symbol; howev... More »

A thumb ring is a symbol of wealth and influence in many societies. Such rings tend to be large or slightly bulky to reinforce their symbolism. They typically are not extravagant, gaudy or overly expensive in appearance. More »

Although the ring finger of the left hand is more common for wearing wedding and engagement rings, in some countries, such as Spain, India and Norway, they are worn on the right hand. Those who wear their wedding rings o... More »

In Chinese culture, bamboo symbolizes strength, acceptance of the natural flow and openness to wisdom in emptiness. Other meanings of bamboo in Chinese culture include commitment to continuous growth and living a simple ... More »

Some of the factors that influence fashion include the price of certain textiles, fabrics and materials, popular culture, subcultures and fashion stylists, according to The Wall Street Journal and Into The Fashion. Popul... More »