What Are Rings?


A ring is a circular band of gold, silver or some other precious or decorative material that is worn on the finger. Rings may also be worn on other parts of the body, such as the toes or through the nose. They have been used for centuries as symbols of fidelity, loyalty and power. Many types of rings exist, from simple, unadorned bands to those containing intricate diamond or gemstone designs. They can be worn alone or stacked together for a bold, layered look.

The rings around planets like Jupiter and Saturn are made up of tiny bits of ice and rock. Scientists believe that they form when asteroids, comets or other space debris pass too close to a planet and are torn apart by its gravity. The particles that would otherwise have formed a moon scatter and orbit the planet, becoming a ring system. Ring systems contain gaps that are sometimes many miles wide, and it was not until recently that we understood why they were there. It was thought that the gaps were caused by small moons, but it has now been determined that they are actually caused by the movement of dust and ice in the rings.

There are now seven major rings around Saturn, identified by their color and brightness, moving outward from the planet in the direction of its moons. The innermost ring, Ring A, is the brightest and narrowest; Ring E, the outermost ring, is so broad that it appears braided from earthly view. Other rings may be caused by the movement of smaller moons within certain rings, and still others are believed to have formed from dust kicked up by the collision of other asteroids and comets with Saturn’s larger moons.

Many jewelry stores offer a variety of rings, from traditional solitaire, halo and pave settings to trendy textured stackers and chunky geometric styles. Rings with stones such as sapphire are particularly popular, as they are seen as the birthstone of September and a symbol of purity and truth.

Whether you are shopping for a classic diamond solitaire or an engagement ring for the woman in your life, it is important to find a jeweler that can help you select the right design and style. A professional will explain the different qualities of the various metals and diamonds, as well as answer any questions you might have. In addition, a professional can also recommend insurance and appraisal services to help you protect your investment. Contact James Allen today to learn more about ring design and the latest trends. Their real time interactive diamond inspection is unparalleled in the industry and their prices, selection, lifetime warranty and 24/7 customer support are hard to beat.