Gold rings are jewelry ornaments that adorn the finger typically, but also may be worn on toes.  Technically gold rings can be pierced on to almost any part of your body such as the nose.

Gold rings may consist of three separate parts (1) the hoop or circle (2) the shoulders and (3) the bezel.  Diamonds and gemstones are mounted on top of the bezel.


Gold rings may also be simple hoops.


Gold rings contain varying amounts of gold and are typically not 100%, or 24K, gold.  Gold rings are often used as a symbol of marriage when worn on the ring finger.  Gold Rings are often to referred to as "gold bands" and used by both men and women as a symbol of marriage.

Gold rings can also be "encrusted" with diamonds or gemstones.  Encrusted diamond rings contain small diamonds or gemstone embedded along part or all of the gold ring.


In wealthier countries women and men often mount a diamond or gemstone such as a sapphire, emerald, or ruby on top of their gold ring and wear it on any finger.  Gold pinky containing a gemstone are popular with men.  Diamond mounted gold rings are very fashionable with women.

Gold rings can range from about $200 to several million dollars depending upon whether diamonds or gemstones are mounted on top.  The raw value of the gold content within a gold ring varies depending upon the (1) weight of the ring and (2) purity of gold, or karat.

Gold rings are often 14K or 18K gold (out of 24K), which means they are mixed with other, stronger metals to ensure the ring doesn't bend or lose partical.  These other metals typically don't have much value like copper and zinc.  Palladium and platinum based alloys, however, do have material value.

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