Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Guide to Different Ring Styles

There are so many different ring styles available today, and the names of some of these rings might not be familiar to the average consumer. So here is a list of some of the more common ring styles to help you when you are looking for a particular type of ring.

Posy/Posey Rings - are bands that have an inscription on the outside or inside of the diameter of the ring. Quite often they are romantic expressions, i.e. wedding band, friendship band.

Dinner Ring - I like to refer to these as Statement Rings - they are usually large rings, worn on their own and are set with a large gem, or many gems. Definitely a conversation piece!

Bands - When you think of band, it is commmon to think of wedding bands, but today, bands can signify many things - friendship, promise, commitment, sporty ring. You can wear bands in multiples as stacking rings.

Eternity Ring - Commonly referred to as a diamond eternity ring. The diamonds are set on the top or all the way around a band.

Solitaire - A single stone set on its own - e.g. a diamond solitaire, or any gemstone stone that is solo.

Cluster - A cluster of small gems that are set close together.

Trinity Ring - a 3 stone ring - the stones are usually the same size, are set next to each other and are rings that are very traditional in design.

Carved Rings - often a certain gemstone will be carved into the shape of a beautiful and unique ring . It can also refer to the the individually carved gem which is set into a ring. Digg Technorati Delicious StumbleUpon Reddit BlinkList Furl Mixx Facebook Google Bookmark Yahoo

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