Itching to learn to speak engagement ring jargon so you can tell the jewelers exactly what you want? Buchroeders has you covered! Check out our “Anatomy of an Engagement Ring” graphic to learn the terms and definitions you need to help you find and describe your dream ring. We’ve even included the smallest of details. Happy shopping!
- Center Stone – As the largest, most prominent stone in the ring, the center stone is usually a deciding factor for the overall price.
- Head – Sometimes referred to as the basket, the head is the part that holds the center stone in place. The head can be removable, allowing for center stones of different shapes and sizes.
- Side Stones – Smaller than the center stone, side stones flank the center stone giving the ring extra sparkle.
- Accent Stones – Smaller than side stones, accent stones embellish the band or other parts of a ring.
- Gallery – Visible from a side view, the gallery is any part of the ring’s design that is underneath the center stone. The gallery sometimes features a “surprise diamond,” set beneath the center stone.
- Shoulders – The uppermost part of the band that is visible from above when a ring is on a finger.
- Shank – The band of the ring that is not visible from above when a ring is on a finger.