A ring has many parts, this blog will explain the anatomy of a ring.
Many times while speaking with clients I chatter off terms about the shank, center stone, head, and side stones. I take it for granted that everyone knows what I am talking about. Hopefully this blog will explain all the different parts of a ring so you will be more knowledgeable when creating your own custom piece of jewelry.
The picture above highlights the parts of a ring. Here are some definitions:
Head - Holds the center stone in the ring
Center Stone - The large centerpiece of a ring
Side Stone - Adornments highlighting the center stone
Bridge - Metal underneath supporting the center of the ring
Hallmark/Engraving - Stamp indicating the quality of the metal and designer/manufacturer
Shank - Metal part of the ring that wraps around the finger
Sizing Area - Area used to make a ring larger or smaller
Gallery - Open area underneath the stones
There are different views of the ring that highlight the different aspects of the design. From the top a ring may look very simple, but from the side you can see details of how the diamonds are set.