Marriage used to be considered a lot more important. If you look at your parents' generation, or your grandparents' generation, man, those people are old! What a bunch of geezers! They probably don't even know how to plank!
People can wear whatever they like and make it mean whatever they want it to. Still, there are some guidelines from trend-setting areas of the world, and well established jewelry and ornamentation traditions that folks adopting the black ring thing may want to be aware of. Before we begin, let me say that goths and rockers, as well as many Mediterranean women, like to wear black and accessorize accordingly. You may get it all wrong. Various traditions of palmistry note the significance of the type and placement of rings. What color and materials you choose, as well as which finger you wear your ring on tell what attribute in yourself you are attempting to amplify or draw attention to, or perhaps even soothe. Old School Meanings of a Black Ring In times past, black rings were a symbol of mourning, in the west.