Shopping: Familiarizing Yourself with Designer Ring LingO

We’ve gone past Valentine’s Day but the whole year is still packed with tons of reasons to buy designer rings for yourself or for your loved one. There’s still his or her birthday, the anniversary, Mother’s Day (for wifeys), Father’s Day (for hubbies) and Christmas – and there are also those days when you just want to surprise your loved one and simply show your love and gratitude.

Whatever your reason is for buying a ring, if you feel like being thoughtful and generous at the same time, here is a basic Ring Lingo list that may help you in your shopping…


It’s the ‘ring’ – the part that fits around the finger. There are a number of metals used for the band. For example, if you buy Ritani designer rings online on, you’ll find bands for Ritani rings made from yellow gold, white gold, silver, and platinum. It can also be made using a combination of metals. Make sure that your loved one is not allergic to the type of metal you’ll be choosing for his/her ring.


It’s like the frame or the pieces that hold the centerpiece in its place. It is that part of the ring elevated from the shank and it is the mounting that secures the diamond in its place.

The head is attached to the band and it comes in three kinds – ‘prong’ (there are 4 or 6 ‘frames’ supporting the center stone, ‘bezel’ (there is a basket-like frame which holds the stone), and ‘invisible’. If you think your wife or your wife-to-be would be wearing the ring a lot, might as well get a pronged or the bezel setting style.

Center Stone

Sometimes, it is called the centerpiece or the gemstone. It can also be called the ‘rock’ though it the precious diamond is usually chosen and preferred by many girls. However, you should also realize that a center stone doesn’t always have to be a diamond. If you’re getting a diamond ring, you should checkout Couture engagement rings.

When you’re buying diamond couture engagement rings, you should also need to know about the 4Cs – Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat weight. The diamonds that are finely cut, clear, and colorless – and with a greater carat but lesser inclusions (inner flaws) – are prized higher. The cut and clarity of the diamond will affect the refraction capabilities and the ‘sparkle’ of the stone.

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Ellen is a blogger, a web content writer, a researcher, a stalker, an entrepreneur wanna-be, a resourceful moneymaker, a big fan of Supernatural TV shows, a household queen, and a mom of four.

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