In total there are ten different rings given to members of the akatsuki. Akatsuki rings are very important jewels that are used to show the allegiance of their owners to the organization akatsuki.
You point out how zetsu insists on collecting the rings of dead members.
Why are the akatsuki rings important. They indicate membership and have a role in sealing a tailed beast they are irreplaceable and that is why they wanted the ring from orochimaru. It s also telling that when orochimaru actually managed to take a ring away from akatsuki they didn t make a new ring and they didn t replace orochimaru. Each akatsuki member once recruited receives a unique ring that is decorated with a kanji symbol and a distinct color.
More specifically we re going to be explaining what their purpose was some theories on what else they c. The rings apparently signify one s membership and position.
In this video we re discussing the akatsuki s rings. The rings also allow the wearers to be constantly aware of each others location.
They act as communicators by allowing the ring bearers to each communicate telepathically. Akatsuki thinks that the rings are very valuable for some reason. Right middle finger.
My guess is that maybe the rings were made by pain using the rinnegan and are needed for the sealing jutsu to work. I don t think it was revealed. Worn by pain right index finger.
It s almost like the ring is more important than the person in that position. These rings serve multiple purposes.