Sterling Silver Gemstone Ring Settings Design
Choose a sterling silver gemstone ring settings design. Online sites offer a variety of ring settings or mounts, as they are called in the trade. A setting should be chosen based on the lifestyle of the intended ring wearer, and based on the type of stone selected. An active person, one who plays sports or works with machines, or a clumsy or careless person should choose a setting with a low profile.
A low profile setting will be less likely to catch on things. Fragile gemstones should also be protected from impact by being placed in low profile settings and being surrounding by sturdy prongs. Choose your metal. Most web jewelers offer a setting in a variety of metal choices. The most durable ring settings are platinum and 10 carat gold. Platinum and 10 carat gold are excellent choices for men’s rings. Gold settings of 14 carats and 18 carats are also commonly used for rings and should provide many years of wear.
Removing The Gemstone Designs
Removing a gemstone is generally not recommended, unless you are a professional or have a lot of experience. If the prongs are weakened by constant bending, you could break them off completely. To remove the gem, using the bent chain nose pliers, gently grip and bend back the prongs from the top of the gem. Begin with the prong tips, then gently bend back the shaft of the prong until the gem is loose.
Design A Ring Online
Multiple resources exist to allow an individual to create jewelry online. You can work with simple, inexpensive materials or design a high end showstopper. Either way, you can create a one of a kind piece for yourself or as a special gift. Choose an online jeweler or manufacturer. Many jewelry sites allow you to build jewelry online. Check reviews at sites when choosing a jeweler to make sure you are dealing with a reputable company.