SEVENTEEN are known for many things, like their impeccable synchronization and chaotic interactions, but at the heart of it all is their inseparable friendship. Having spent years together, even before their debut, SEVENTEEN’s love for one another runs deep, and there’s one item they always wear that represents this deep bond: their matching rings.
“this road that leads to you will never end”
— hana ❀ (@min9yu_tttop) April 3, 2022
For any new Carats or anyone who doesn’t yet know, SEVENTEEN have had matching rings from before debut. The rings were given to them as a promise that links not only SEVENTEEN together, but the people who support them like family. However, for their debut project, the members were told to take off their rings and work hard to regain them to prove their loyalty and belief in the promises the rings held.
For those who are wondering why we don’t want Seventeen’s ring to have a replica… take your time to watch this 😊 pic.twitter.com/JW3UT11yhT
— brryaan (@chwebaccasol) July 1, 2020
— 쿱정원 🌻‧₊˚. (@wonubliss) January 30, 2021
Since then, the members have changed rings every time they come back with a full album, proudly showing them in interviews and videos.
1st full album 2nd full album
3rd full album 4th full album pic.twitter.com/tT7BtsGtoI
— 원 💜𖧷 (@1woo17) April 3, 2022
For their fifth ring, SEVENTEEN incorporated their fans into the concept in recognition of the love and support Carats have showered them with over the years.
op pointed out that there’s literally a “carat” in the middle of seventeen’s new ring… 💎
they really meant it when they said they wanted the “team seventeen” project to bring together seventeen and carats as one ㅠㅠpic.twitter.com/8IjseagWPE
— 새벽 🍒 (@dawncheol) April 3, 2022
Since their fifth ring is similar to their debut ring as it’s the first ring after their contract renewal, SEVENTEEN have been exceptionally proud to explain the deep meaning behind the rings everywhere they go.
when asked about the secrets behind seventeen’s success, seungcheol mentioned their seventeen ring in his answer 🥺
— 새벽 🍒 (@dawncheol) April 26, 2022
🐶: when our team was first decided on, the ceo put these rings onto each of our members while saying “this is your team ring”.
🍒: “it’s your bond”.
🗣: one ring means that you are one (together)!@pledis_17 #SEVENTEEN
— 새벽 🍒 (@dawncheol) May 24, 2022
Of course, they have never passed up an opportunity to show off their rings in the past either.
— 𝚠𝚎𝚗 (@rozerenity) September 27, 2019
Their rings are so iconic that even Gaon Chart gave them a diamond ring as a gift, along with the trophy they won at the 2020 Gaon Chart Music Awards.
— ᴋᴇɴ🌼ᴡᴡ (@sunbaeknims) January 13, 2021
And when the members are away from each other, the rings serve as a way to remind them of their promise to be together until the end.
This interview excerpt with Mingyu 😢
🐶: (while touching the SEVENTEEN couple ring that all members always wear on their right hand finger) “I always think that even when we are far apart from each other, as long as I’m wearing this ring, I’m always together with the members”. https://t.co/Iq24c433bv pic.twitter.com/21tkAuDQzg
— 새벽 🍒 (@dawncheol) December 7, 2021
— 🐱🐸 (@mansehao) October 30, 2021
SEVENTEEN have also promised each other never to take their rings off, and while it doesn’t seem practically possible to always wear the ring, DK is proof that SEVENTEEN will do anything to avoid taking their rings off.
awww the reason dk tapes the seventeen ring is that in the first act, there are many scenes where he has to hold/ touch the other actors' hands so they might get hurt when he does so he covers it up
the fact thatched rather cover it than remove it :<< pic.twitter.com/xp0g8PNdWX
— 君安 𓃱♡ 𖧷 (@falling1004yoon) October 3, 2021
Even if they do remove their rings, they can never leave them off for long.
— ai | med school 📚 🩺🌸 (@miss_svtmafia) May 30, 2022
SEVENTEEN has a bond that has been forged through fire and steel, and we can’t wait to see how many rings they’ll have in the future.