Slovenia has issued a greeting stamp featuring the ring with a love motif.Wearing rings for decoration and the custom of giving a ring to someone as a token of affection developed later on, in the second half of the nineteenth century. The Slovenian word prstan “ring” itself also developed later than some other similar expressions such as rinka, rincica and rincca, which are all derived from the German word Ring “ring, circle”.
Wearing rings was also not common in all social groups. Rings were worn on a daily basis primarily by those living in towns and market towns, whereas peasants and workers wore them only rarely; this was also connected with the nature of their work. In the last two social groups it was also less common to use rings for engagements and weddings, which was connected with their poor financial conditions.Thus, for example the Slovenian writer Fran Saleski Finzgar (1871–1962) remembers how in the interwar period he would buy wedding rings for some of the couples from the working class neighborhood of Sibirija on Ljubljana outskirts so that they could add the final touch to their wedding celebration.