Ring

You can choose in our jewelry ring catalog from a big variety of rhodium plated cubic zirconia silver rings, and other kind of rings with amber, opal, turquoise, garnet, onyx and other beautiful gemstones, rings without stones, and anti-allergic stainless steel rings.

A ring (jewelry) is a decorative ornament for fingers, toes, or around the arm or neck.
A finger ring is a circular band worn as a type of ornamental jewelry on a finger. It is the most common meaning of the ring.

Other types of metal bands used for ornaments are also called rings, such as arm rings and neck rings.

Rings are worn by both men and women and can be of any quality. The material of rings can be metal, wood, glass, plastic, gemstone, bone, etc. They used to be set with a gemstone, which can be a diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, ametyst, amber, garnet, opal, but can also be of almost any other material.

History of rings

The custom of giving and receiving rings dates back over some thousand years. The fourth digit or ring finger of the hand has become the customary place to wear a wedding ring in most places of the world. It is associated with an old belief that the left hand's ring finger is connected by a vein directly to the heart: the vena amoris or vein of love. This idea was known in 16th and 17th century England, when Henry Swinburne referred to it in his book about marriage.

It can be traced back to ancient Rome, when Aulus Gellius cited Appianus as saying the ancient Egyptians had found a fine nerve linking that particular finger to the heart. While he was discussing the ring finger, Gellius did not mention actual wedding or love rings.>
In Italy, most older Italian men wear rings on their little finger.

Shapes and styles

It exist a various ring shapes and styles.

The simplest form of ring is a flat wedding band. A flat wedding band basically consists of a strip of metal that is bent around into a loop and joined where the ends meet.
D-shape rings (the meaning is: half-round ring), are flat wedding bands that are filed half-round on the outside.

Sleeve ring is ring that consists of a thin inner ring or sleeve, with several other rings stacked onto it to form one solid ring. The ring can either be soldered onto the sleeve or the ends of the sleeve can be upset (like a tube rivet) to keep them all together. A little of both can also be done.

Solitaire ring is ring with a single large stone as a centrepiece, usually a diamond.

Eternity ring is ring with gemstones, usually diamonds, of the same cut and size, set in one row all around the ring. The gemstones are usually round or square, and the setting is usually either claws or a channel setting. When the stones do not continue around the entire ring, but stop halfway around the finger, it is called a half-eternity ring.

Trinity rings or Trilogy Rings are three rings to be worn at one time.

Cluster ring is a ring with a group of stones in a cluster setting, forming the focal point of the ring. The cluster setting usually consists of one large stone (usually round or oval) in the center surrounded with several smaller stones.

Tension Ring is a type of ring in which a single gemstone is held in place by pressure rather than prongs, a bezel or other mounting. The metal setting is actually spring-loaded to exert pressure onto the gemstone.

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