Prongs also known as claws, are what wraps around the gemstone and secures it perfectly in place.
The bridge is the part of the shank (or band) underneath the basket.
The gallery rail is a support bar that makes part of the basket in which your gemstone is held.
A hidden gemstone is not essential, but a sentimental addition. Generally placed up beneath the basket where it is comfortable and practical.
The basket is the metal part of the head of the ring which holds your gemstone.
The shank is what we refer to as the band part of the ring. It comprises of the part of the ring that encircles the part of the finger.
This refers to the main stone, set into the ring setting.
A pavé band refers to small pave set stones lining the shank of the band.
Hallmarks indicate the type of precious metal utilised, and its purity. For example, 750 refers to 18 karat gold, which contains 75% pure gold.