Often considered the most meaningful and symbolic item of jewelry, rings should be carefully selected. Ring bands are typically either yellow gold, white gold, or platinum. Bands can include gemstones or stand alone with various finishes including smooth, hammered, grooved, braided, and more. Precious stones may be set inside the ring or set above it with prongs. Popular stones include diamonds, pearls, and gemstones such as emerald, ruby, and sapphire.
Rings are most commonly associated with engagement and wedding, but are also valued for other special occasions including anniversaries, birthdays, and as gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Rings often become heirloom items, passed through generations, so they should be considered long-term investments. For that reason, you should always choose high-quality jewelry from a reliable jeweler that you can return to for years to come.