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Anxiety rings are the latest big thing when it comes to managing stress, but what exactly are they?

Jonny Yates March 23, 2021
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Anxiety – or spinner – rings are a popular new trend that are believed to help alleviate stress.

Anxiety rings are an affordable and increasingly popular way to help with anxiety and stress, but what exactly do they do?

Like “normal” rings, you wear them on your fingers, but their specific and unique designs also aim to combat panic attacks and daily stress by keeping your brain distracted.

There are a number of different designs to help, including spinners that you can twist around, giving you something to focus on if you feel like a panic attack is about to start.

Other options include beaded rings, so when you feel anxious and in “fight or flight” mode you can apply pressure to the ring using your fingers.

This will then distract your mind from racing thoughts by sending signals to the brain to re-focus on the pressure on your fingers instead of the anxiety.

Due to the rings’ growing popularity a number of independent sellers have began making their own, different designs to suit people’s needs on the likes of Etsy.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best available, including beaded, spinner and satellite rings: you can find out more below.

This ring comes with beads to help with anxiety and stress. (INNOCENTIJEWELRY)
This ring comes with beads to help with anxiety and stress. (INNOCENTIJEWELRY)

This simplistic ring comes with a couple of beads that freely spin around to help relieve anxiety. It’s perfect if you don’t want something too flashy and it can be worn alongside any outfit so it’s always there for you during anxious moments. The classic design from this Etsy seller features four silver beads and one rose gold bead, but they also offer a number of different colours and styles that you can find on their page here.

This fidget spinner ring has ten silver beads. (StardustAndSilverUK)
This fidget spinner ring has ten silver beads. (StardustAndSilverUK)

This one is similar but comes in all silver and features more beads. The ring is priced at £12.95 from Etsy here and can be worn alone or you can pair it with other stacker rings while always keeping this one on your finger for those anxious moments.

This one is a little different as a second ring is attached to the main ring for movement. (Cherrytreeliverpool)
This one is a little different as a second ring is attached to the main ring for movement. (Cherrytreeliverpool)

This one is a little different as it features an inner band for your finger and then a satellite on the outer part of it. The two rings are joined with a small loop, giving the ring a lot of movement so you can move, fidget with and spin the satellite ring freely around the band. It also comes in a number of different designs including smooth, riveted, rustic and dimpled sterling silver. This one is available from Etsy here.

This design is available in a number of colours. (maartsjuweeltjes)
This design is available in a number of colours. (maartsjuweeltjes)

This beaded anxiety ring is available in blue, lavender, grey or mixed so you can have one that matches your style a little better. Plus you can choose if the ring has a ‘side stop’ or not, so the beads can move all the way around your finger or just around the top of the ring. Either way it will still help reduce anxiety and it’s available from Etsy here.

The inner ring can be moved around to help with anxiety. (BlackFeatherDesignUK)
The inner ring can be moved around to help with anxiety. (BlackFeatherDesignUK)

Another unique design is this one which features a spinner inside the band. The chain in the centre of the ring is loose around the bend so you can spin it to your hearts content to help with stress and anxiety. It’s stainless steel and comes in a number of different sizes so you can find one that suits you best. It’s available from Etsy here.

This unique ring features a spinny middle section. (PazCreationsJewelry)
This unique ring features a spinny middle section. (PazCreationsJewelry)

This one is a priced a little higher – £54 – but is perhaps the most unique and stylish design. It features an intricate flowery motif with a subtle spinner in the middle of the ring. This one is available from a seller on Etsy here.

An anxiety ring with a star charm. (3crownsShop)
An anxiety ring with a star charm. (3crownsShop)

This design is a little different as it features a dangly charm. The star is ideal for anyone who fidgets throughout the day because you’ll have something to focus your mind on and that should hopefully in turn help with your anxiety and stress. It’s available from Etsy here.

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