For silver the chief factor is weight. Most silver is sold by the gram and consequently the heavier the item the more expensive it will be. Another factor can be the design itself. For example moving parts tend be more expensive due to the extra skill and labour involved. Examples include the teddy bear ring with its moving head and paws.
The rings shown in the ring tray tend to be lightweight in nature however for more of our selection see the next page of heavy weight silver rings
Aside from the obvious aesthetics of a design such as the needs of fashion curves, styles and lines, there are also a number of other factors taken into consideration.
How thick to make the shank. How many protruding parts need support from the main body
Currently a popular design is the spinning ring. For such moving parts to operate they must be designed to flow freely and smoothly without the assistance of oil that you would normally expect to find in mechanisms of this nature. For that reason most moving parts on silver rings or jewellery tend to be fitted quite loosely.
It can be a nightmare trying to identify whether a design is protected either as a design at the various design registries or as a trademark. the later is usually easier to identify e.g. a playboy ring, however either way copyright is a big factor in designing a ring.
Within our stores we stock an attractive selection of contemporary rings in plain silver. A variety of different sizes and designs is offered, which are suitable for both men and women. We constantly update the designs weekly. If there any you are interested in, please do not hesitate to contact us
You may have noticed there are a lot more designs in silver than there is in Gold. This is partly due to the price of silver compared to the Gold price. Since Gold costs 20 times more, the designers do not enjoy the same freedom or the ability to take risks which the silversmiths enjoy.