Other than the stone and the band, a diamond ring has many different parts that hold it together in place. But do you know how that beautiful jewelry on your finger, is assembled? It may not be such an important matter as long as you have what you wanted (diamond ring), but to understand or enlighten ourselves let us discuss the various parts that hold a diamond ring in place.
a) Centre stone
It is the gemstone placed in the head that gives a ring its name. The ring on you is identified as a diamond ring if the gem at the center is a diamond. They are also called loose diamonds. Loose diamonds Los Angeles are also sold separately for diamond rings production or as a final product.
b) Shank/ band
A shank also known as the band is the circular part of the ring that slides down the finger. Although the shank is as same as the band, there is a slight difference; the band is usually made to have the same width all around whereas the shank is known to have different widths. It is the part known to wear most due to friction as it always in contact with hard objects whenever one is engaged in work, sports or any other activity. The shank has two parts namely, the lower segment and the upper segment.
c) The head
Also referred to as the setting is the part that holds the diamond place on a ring. The set comprises of the small pieces called prongs that secure the stone on to the head. It is upon the head that the design of the ring is determined.
With the gemstone in place at the setting, the other part that follows is the shoulder. The shoulder is the top part of the ring after the stone on both sides.
e) Side stone
Some rings have side stones appearing on the sides of the ring. They are additional features that add beauty to your wedding or engagement ring. You should be aware that the more stones you have on the ring, the more you will probably pay to have it.
Prongs also called claw setting are small features on the head that are used to hold the gemstone in place. They are small features, firm and strong to keep the stone in its place and still let it visible. Most diamond solitaire rings have between four and six prongs to hold jewelry in place. Prongs setting is the most popular style of securing the stone on the ring. There are many prongs and setting techniques used in keeping the gem in place.
g) Gallery rail
It is the back part of the ring that is useful in holding the prongs firm in place. It is also upon which the stones rest and aligned as it is held firmly by the prongs.
h) The girdle
The girdle found on the head is a narrow edge appearing between the upper and the lower facets of the gemstone.
It refers to the markings found in the inside of the shank that gives details about the stone on the ring.
Those are the parts that make up your favorite engagement or wedding ring. Next time you walk into store, you will not only buy the item, but you will be able to engage the seller about the different parts of the ring using professional terminologies. Shop, talk question and find out more about your favorite ring.