The Jewelry Insider

June 8, 2009

Jewelry.com is your source for gold ring information.

From the origins of the precious metal to stunning gold ring styles, expand your mind and your jewelry box with some golden ring tips.

Gold Rings Jewelry

The ancient Egyptians considered gold to be a perfect metal, and gave gold rings as a symbol of an eternal circle symbolizing marriage. The pharaohs themselves wore multiple gold necklaces and gold rings and down through the ages gold has been one of mankind’s most revered substances. In India, royal families would layer on gold rings on each finger, gold pendants round the neck and gold bangles by the bunches encircling their arms, and in Europe, gold rings set with diamonds and precious gems were the aristocrats’ accessories of choice. The stories and myths surrounding gold are legendary.

Today though, the shine and the beauty of a gold ring, while remaining as desirable as ever, are far more democratic. Gold is the world’s favorite precious metal. That makes gold rings, the world’s favorite jewelry ring setting. Gold ring styles can be romantic, elegant, dazzling, sophisticated or all of the above all at once. Diamonds, emeralds, sapphires or rubies set in a gold ring drip with sophistication especially when paired with gorgeous gold earrings, gold necklaces and/or gold pendants for a glittering glow of glamour.

Pure gold, known as 24k gold, is too soft for the creation of any durable jewelry, so most gold rings are made from either 18K gold, 14K gold or 10K gold. While a yellow gold ring is still probably the most popular color, mixing gold with other alloys, jewelers can create stunning golden shades. With this array of colors available one can select hand decor from white gold rings to pink gold rings to rose gold rings and even orange or green gold rings are just some of the many colors of gold rings to chose from. The varying colors of gold jewelry are used to great effect with colored gemstones, in complementary combinations that enhance the look of the stone.

When accessorizing for work or play, selecting the correct gold ring for your fingers is basic to proper adornment. Whether it’s something to compliment an engagement ring or wedding ring ensemble or a beautiful gold ring set with a simple ‘gotta have it’ jewel – wrap some style around your fingers with gold rings.

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Jewelry.com is your source for gold jewelry information. From the origins of the precious metal to stunning necklace, earring and bracelet styles, expand your mind and your jewelry box with our golden education section.

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