Anatomy of a ring November 17 2015, 0 Comments

This graphic has a few basic notes to help when it comes to buying rings.

The different shapes of shanks are particularly important when buying a plain ring such as a wedding band, as apart from the metal this shape is the key decision you need to make.

The court band is a traditional wedding shape, is comfortable to wear and very popular with grooms. A 'D' shape will be less expensive than a court band but with a similar look from the outside. A flat or halo band will be more contemporary.

Take a peek at my gemstones for beginners series for more information on different types of stone cutting, and stone set rings.