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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Profile: This describes the height of the ring's setting.
Shoulders: Similar to the term shank but often refers to the part of the ring leading up to the gemstone setting.
Solitaire: This term is used to describe a ring that has one single gemstone set into it.
Shank: This term describes the part of the ring that surrounds the finger.
Setting: This term describes the metal portion to which a gemstone is set into the ring (example: prong setting, bezel setting, etc..)
Mounting: A piece of jewelry - in this case a ring that does not have any stones set into it yet.
Gallery: This term refers to metal strips used to make settings for stones in rings and other pieces of jewelry.
Collar: This term is used to describe a molding or bands around the stone.
These general terms should help you next time you need to describe your ring to others or even design a ring. But even if you forget some, I think most people understand the term do-hicky too.