Jewelry Definition – Sizing Bar

The sizing bar is a small, solid section of an eternity ring that can be cut for sizing.

Jewelry Definition – Sizing

Sizing is the process of increasing or decreasing the size of a ring. It’s as simple as that!

Ring showing where the shank is

Jewelry Definition – Shank

The shank is the part of a ring that rests underneath the finger and meets the main part of the design on top. Shanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are important factors in how rings sit on the finger.

Jewelry Definition – Setting

  A setting is any open element on a piece of jewelry into which a gemstone will be set. Settings styles include prongs, bezels, channels, or any other method of holding a gem in place. Definitions on Specific Types of Settings Prong Setting Bezel Setting

Jewelry Definition – Semi-Mount

A semi-mount is a ring in which the main center stone has yet to be set. Typically, the smaller side stones will have been set already.

Jewelry Definition – Satin Finish

A satin finish is fine, brushed-look type of texture applied to the surface of jewelry. This is a matte finish, but with a more refined look showing just a hint of shine.