Whether its intricate detail, sleek minimalism or simply as much shine as possible – we all have a fairly good idea of what features our ideal engagement ring should have. But do you know the current technical terms for all these beautiful elements?
Here’s a handy glossary to share with your partner and sound like professional jewellers while you choose the perfect engagement ring.
The Anatomy of the Engagement Ring
The method by which a stone is secured in the ring.
The rise which elegantly connects a ring’s shank to its main setting.
Shank (or Band)
The part of a ring that extends around your finger. This inner circumference of the shank is what determines finger size.
A crown of gems set around a lager centre stone.
The main (usually largest) gem which acts as the ring’s focal feature.
Popular Setting Styles
When the gemstone is held in place with a series of metal prongs.
Securing the gemstone between two overlapping sides of the ring.
Securing the gemstone from all sides inside a solid collet or metal frame. Also referred to as tube setting.
Setting a series of gemstones in a continuous groove.
A technique where small beads of metal are raised and pushed down on a series of gemstones to create a glittering surface.
Useful Design Terms
When a ring’s shank becomes narrower or wider as it meets the centre setting.
A popular style of shank that is carefully shaped to form a sharp edge at the top of a ring’s shoulder.
A shank consisting of two bands, joint at the bottom.
The open area beneath gemstone settings which allows light and space into the design of a ring.
Important Gold Terms
The durable and luxurious alloy of gold used in creating Tru-Diamonds Engagement Rings.
As the purity of gold is measured as parts out of 24, 9-carat gold consists of 37.5% pure gold mixed with other precious metals to ensure it is both beautiful and strong enough for everyday wear.
The engraved certification Tru-Diamonds Engagement Rings receive when they are independently quality tested to be 9-carat gold by the Birmingham Assay Office.
At Tru-Diamonds we believe having your dream engagement ring should not come with a massive financial burden, or the guilt associated with environmental damage caused by diamond mining. That’s why Eternally-Tru Engagement Rings are set with genuine, ethical, laboratory created, Tru-Diamonds you can enjoy wearing for a lifetime at a fraction of what you would pay for a traditional mined diamond ring.