A ring comes shaped like a round band, usually of metal, worn as ornamental jewelry. The term "ring" by itself always denotes the finger ring, but when worn as an ornament elsewhere, the body part is always specified, e.g., earrings, neck rings, arm rings, and toe rings. Fitting snugly around, or in the part of the body, the ornament, so bands wore loosely, like a bracelet, are not rings. Made of almost any hard material: wood, bone, stone, metal, glass, gemstone or plastic, this type of jewelry is very versatile. They may be set with gems (diamond, ruby, sapphire or emerald) or with other types of stone or glass.

Many types of metals like rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, sterling silver are used to create this jewelry. The gems placed in the jewelry is in the shape of classic solitaires, cushion cut diamonds, center stone, and vintage inspired diamond jewelry. When looking for a diamond engagement ring, wedding band or statement rings, you have chosen the right place Debbie's Discount Jewelry carries only the best diamond jewelry, stackable rings and so much more when you are looking for the perfect ring.

Although people wear some as mere ornaments or as conspicuous displays of wealth, history proves the symbolic functions with marriage, exceptional achievement, high status or authority, membership in an organization, and the like. History also shows us they can be made to display a symbol to be transferred in an impression in a wax seal, or outfitted with a small compartment in which to conceal things. In myth, fable, and fiction endowed with spiritual or supernatural significance often.

What is the oldest known jewelry ever found? 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells.

The word jewelry comes from the jewel, from the old French jouel, which in turn comes from the latin jocale, which means ‘plaything.’

The Americans call it jewelry, everyone else calls it jewellery.

The Egyptian Ankh
By the mid-1940s, 85% of North American weddings involved rings for both partners.

In traditional Islam, the wearing of gold by men is a social taboo and women can only wear ear jewelry.

The Christian bible is against the wearing of gold, namely in the writings of the ap. In many cultures, jewelry is supposed to ward off evil, for example, the famous Egyptian ankh.

Through history, live insect jewelry has been fashionable. The Egyptians may have been the first to do so, wearing scarab beetles into battle. But the Mexican Maquech Beetle and Giant Madagascar Hissing Cockroach have also been used in jewelry. In Britain the Victorians loved it, often sporting huge, vivid live beetles attached to their clothing by tiny, delicate gold chains.

24-carat gold is 99.9% pure, and most US and European jewelers think it’s too soft for jewelry. But 24-carat gold is the norm across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Platinum alloys range from 900 (90% pure) to 950 (95% pure).

Venetian glass masters on the island of Murano developed crystalline glass, enameled glass, glass including gold threads and a load more creative and revolutionary ways to make stunning glass beads. Venetian glass necklaces were sought after as early as the 1200s and still made today. India was the first country to mine Diamonds.

Engagement rings date back to 1477, first popularised by the marriage of Maximilian the 1st to Mary of Burgundy.

Amber, an organic gem, is made of fossilized tree resin. It must be at least a million years old to qualify as amber, but there are plenty of composites and reconstituted resin alternatives around, cheap as chips and NOT the real thing. If the price is too reasonable to be true, it isn’t amber. Amber can be as old as 120 million years.

Amethyst is just a version of quartz, but its beautiful purple color makes it a favorite semi-precious gem for jewelry. Rose quartz, smoky quartz, and citrine are also popular.

Emeralds were mined by the Egyptians as early as 3500 BC.
Jade sometimes called ‘the stone of heaven.’

A large, perfect, gem quality ruby is worth more than a similar sized diamond.
In the Indian language of Sanskrit, the word for ruby is ratnaraj, which means ‘king of precious stones.’

Fancy Sapphires – Available in a variety of colors.

The most popular form of sapphire is blue, but you can get ‘fancy’ sapphires in other colors.

Turquoise only found in a few places, the most significant region being the southwestern USA. Turquoise associated with traditional Native American jewelry as well as modern jewelry.  View details.