What Are the Parts of a Ring? Terms Explained - Nobbier

What Are the Parts of a Ring? Terms Explained

by Werneri Grundström

In the enchanting world of jewelry, every ring tells a story. Today, let's unravel the anatomy of a ring, exploring each part that makes up these beautiful pieces of art. As you delve into this journey, remember that each component, whether it be the head or the band, contributes to the ring's overall allure and symbolism. Whether you are choosing a piece from our Classic Solitaire Rings Collection or our Gemstone Rings, understanding these terms will enrich your experience.

Elegant Scandinavian style ring with a gemstone, featuring a slightly more intricate design than the classic style, isolated on a white background.

The Anatomy of a Ring

Rings, those timeless symbols of love and elegance, are more than just decorative pieces; they are masterpieces of design and craftsmanship. In the anatomy of a ring, each part plays a crucial role in its beauty and functionality. From the classic band to the sparkling gemstone, understanding these components is key to appreciating the artistry behind every piece. Let's delve into the fascinating details that make up the anatomy of a ring.

The Head

The head of a ring is a crucial component, housing all the elements that secure a stone in place. This includes the ring collet - the circular rim setting for the center diamond - and the basket or claws, which embrace and safeguard the diamond​.

The Centre Diamond or Gemstone

At the heart of many rings lies the centre diamond or gemstone. This focal point varies in design, from rings featuring a solitary stone to those with two center stones or even none, like in cluster engagement rings​. Discover a range of designs in our Platinum Jewelry and Statement Rings collections.

The Claws, or Prongs

The claws or prongs are small but mighty metal fixtures that grasp the gemstones, ensuring they remain securely in place. Their design can vary, contributing to the ring's overall aesthetic​.

The Side Stones

Side stones, or accent stones, embellish the area around the centre stone. These can either complement or contrast with the main gemstone in color, shape, or style, adding extra sparkle and personality to the ring​. Explore this feature in our Bridal Jewelry collection.

The Gallery

The gallery refers to the part of the ring mount visible from the side or profile. It can range from sleek and minimalistic to ornately decorated with filigree, adding another layer of intricacy to the ring's design​.

The Bridge

The bridge is a stretch of metal running beneath the centre stone or gallery. It's an ideal spot for personalized touches, such as a small colored gemstone, and plays a key role in the ring's structure and appearance​.

The Band, or Shank

Finally, the band or shank is the portion that encircles the finger. This is often the most customizable part of a ring, allowing for unique expressions through engravings, twists, and the addition of gemstones​.

As you peruse our collections, from Anniversary Gifts for Her to Valentine's Day Gifts for Women, this guide will serve as your compass in understanding the intricate details that make each ring a masterpiece.

Conclusion

Nobbier, your destination for Scandinavian-inspired, exquisite jewelry, invites you to explore the artistry behind every ring. Visit us at Nobbier.com for a journey into elegance and sophistication.

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Werneri Grundström

About the Author

Werneri Grundström

Werneri Grundström is a renowned expert in the Nordic jewelry industry, with over a decade of experience in the field. As a writer for Nobbier, a leading Nordic jewelry brand, Werneri shares his extensive knowledge and passion for jewelry and fashion with readers around the world.

With a keen eye for style and a commitment to quality, Werneri provides valuable insights and advice for jewelry enthusiasts and fashion-conscious readers alike. His engaging and informative writing style has earned him a loyal following among Nobbier's audience.

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