The Anatomy of a Custom Wedding Ring

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  • 31 Jan, 2017

Wedding ring design in Madison, Rockford or the surrounding areas 

Custom Wedding Ring Design

Have you ever felt inspired to purchase or design a beautiful ring but found that the technical terms used in ring design only confused you? If so, know that you aren’t alone. Technical terms should never keep you from letting your creative juices flow and with the help of Master Craftsman Christopher, you can learn the basics of ring design to create a beautiful and unique wedding ring . For wedding ring design in Chicago, Rockford or the surrounding areas, no other custom jewelry designer has the experience and knowledge needed to guide you through this important process.

Understanding the Anatomy of a Wedding Ring

When you truly understand all of the special components that make up the perfect wedding ring, you can really let your creative juices flow. With this simple guide to the art of ring making, you can better express exactly what you want, or don’t want, in a wedding ring.

The Head

The head of a ring is made of of multiple design elements. These include the center stone and the important components that hold that precious stone in place. These design elements include the setting which is most easily identified as the circular rim where the center stone is set and the claws. In ring design, there are many different types of heads and settings that can support the center stone including:

  • Tulip Setting
  • Basket Setting
  • Buttercup Setting
  • V-Shape Claw Setting
  • No Rail Setting

The Center Stone

The center stone of a ring is truly the centerpiece of the design. While some rings can feature more than one stone as the “center” stone, traditionally, highlighting a single brilliant stone it the most common design choice. As a rule of thumb, the center stone is generally larger in size than the other stones used in the ring to create contrast.

The Claws

The claws of the ring may seem small but the are a very important design aspect. This is because they actually grip the center stone and hold it into place. Claws or prongs, usually range in number from 4 to 6, depending on the cut and size of the center stone.

The Side Stones

Side stones are typically arranged around the center stone and can either contrast or match the stone in shape, color or style. For example, a custom engagement ring may feature a sapphire for the center stone surrounded by diamonds.

The Band

The band of a wedding ring is the bottom portion that curves around and rests on the finger. This is the part of the ring that must be adjusted and sized to fit the ring finger perfectly.

Luckily, with the advice of Master Craftsman Christopher, creating a beautiful and unique wedding ring doesn’t have to be a confusing experience. For more information on creating your own custom jewelry or to schedule an appointment , be sure to visit Jewelry by Christopher online today.

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