Tis the season to gift that someone special in your life with a piece of jewelry. And whether you are buying a ring that is in stock or looking to have a custom-made ring, there are a few things you need to know before you visit the jewelry store.

We are here to help with the anatomy of a ring. Yes, rings have a certain structure to them, from the shank to the gallery, we’ve got you covered on just the right vernacular to make you sound like a pro.

Head- The head or some may refer to it as the basket of the ring, holds the center stone. There are different styles which include prong, bezel, tension, and more.

Gallery– Visible from either side view is the gallery located just underneath the stone. As with the ring below, it is very simple but ring designs can also be more intricate and ornate.

anatomy-of-a-ringShoulder– On the side of the ring located next to the gallery is the shoulder. This is often referred to when talking about  the placement of side stones or the thickness of the ring.

Shank– Most will refer to this as the band. The bottom portion of the shank is the sizing area where you can custom size your ring. It is also a popular area to add a personalized engraved message or date.

Halo- Most recently, a popular style of design is the Halo. It is a small band of diamonds around the center stone. Halos can come is differents sizes and styles.

Now that you understand the anatomy of a ring, take a look at few of the rings below from Brentwood Jewelry that show in detail the anatomy of a ring.

To purchase one of the rings shown in our gallery, be sure to visit Brentwood Jewelry located at 7012 Church Street, Brentwood. For fifty years, Brentwood Jewelry has been in the business of making customers happy by offering their one-of-a-kind custom made jewelry to offering the best selections for those looking to surprise that special someone in their life with the perfect gift this holiday season.

Visit the Emamalie family at Brentwood Jewelry from Monday – Friday 9am-6pm,  and Saturday 9am-4pm where they will help you find that perfect gift.  Be sure to follow them on Facebook for the latest offerings and updates.

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