Collections Of Pictures of Gold Rings

Are you fascinated by pictures of gold rings? Or perhaps you are bewildered by the many designs and types of rings found in so many stores today. When you are shopping for white gold rings, the number of pictures of gold rings can be overwhelming. The terms and names can be daunting as well: 14k, 18k, 0.5 ct, 1.25 ct, alloys, pave setting, bezel setting, prong setting. For those who are clueless, here is what they mean.

As you look at pictures of gold rings, the first number you will see is something like 18k or 14k. The k refers to purity of the gold and is measured in 24 parts. 18k means 18 parts gold to 6 parts other metals, 14 k means 14 parts gold to 10 parts metal. When there are gemstones, the number followed by the ct refers to the weight of the gem measured in carats.

It used to be that only diamond were measured in carats but is now applied to other designer gemstone rings as well. Carat however, does not equate to quality of the gem. It is only a measure of the weight amounting to 0.2 grams. When the diamonds are very small, the diamonds are usually referred to in total carat weight as the individual diamonds are too small to be weighed one at a time.

With the various settings, look at the pictures of the gold rings. When you see four or six prongs holding a gem, then what you see is a prong setting. On the other hand, a pave setting is when you see a ring or any other type of designer jewellery that seems to be paved in diamonds or other gemstones.

A bezel setting looks like a gemstone that is encircled and held down by a band of metal. Various cuts of gemstone use various settings to show off the brilliance and sparkle of the gems. There you have it. The next time you see pictures of gold rings and the descriptions, you now know what the numbers and terms mean.