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Beaded Rings 

When you hear the phrase “beaded rings” several things may come to your mind. The name instantly strikes curiosity. What is their purpose?  How do they look? We're here to tell you that these rings look far better than you imagine. They are simple, elegant, and striking. If you wear this ring, whether, in a stack of rings or alone, it is sure to stand out.  Heads will turn and be intrigued by the beauty of your fingers.  

In this article, you will learn all there is to know about these rings. Sure enough, by the end of the article, you would be running to your local jewelry store or online retailer to get yourself one or two. Make sure to check our collection here at Goldia, you certainly won’t find quality and affordability like this anywhere else. 

What Is A Beaded Ring? 

Just like the name implies, these are rings that are formed by stringing beads together or molded to resemble beads. The great thing about these rings is their versatility. You can find these rings in so many settings,  metals, and colors! They serve as the perfect gift for any occasion.  Going for a business meeting? Wear this ring! Going for a romantic dinner? Wear this ring. Hanging out with friends? Wear this ring! 

You can wear these rings for any occasion. At Goldia, we offer only beaded shank rings and not rings featuring threaded beads.

Difference Between Beaded Rings And Beaded  (Shank) Rings 

When you visit a jewelry store and ask for beaded rings, they’ll likely offer you rings that have their shanks beaded. The shank of the ring surrounds the finger. Instead of leaving it plain and smooth, the outer part of the shank is shaped into tiny balls that resemble beads. This is very different from the other kind. 

It also refers to a ring that is made by stringing together beads made out of wood, plastic, or rubber. These types of rings can be easily constructed at home. They are relatively cheaper than beaded shank rings. 

Beaded shank rings are made of precious metals and many times are paired with gemstones. These are striking and a better investment. 

There is a chance that the string used to hold the beads in place will snap. This is certainly not something you have to bother about if you get beaded shank rings. 

We highly recommend beaded shank rings, as they give you that small ball feels while remaining elegantly gorgeous and durable. We will be referring to the beaded shank rings throughout this article. 

Want To Purchase A Beaded Ring? 

If you’re on the market for a beaded ring, the first thing to consider would be the metal. It centers on the band of the ring so you have to decide what metal type and color you want whilst considering your metallic allergies. Next, you can decide on the additional decorative 

features for your rings. Not to worry, the process is not a hard one.  We’ll be taking the process of selecting your ring step by step.  

Choosing The Metal For Your Beaded Rings 

As stated earlier, this is the most important step. The diamonds, solitaire, and things like that are crucial but they’re not your beaded shank rings.  The metal is the beaded shank ring, so, you have to choose carefully. 

We’ll be listing the precious metals you can choose for your rings. Then we will go on to talk about the factors to consider before choosing these metals. 

  • Yellow Gold: You can consider this the most popular of the gold alloys. It is a classic metal that has been used for all kinds of jewelry for many years. It is also the alloy that contains the most amount of pure gold. This is because the yellow tinge is the desired color, and that is the color of pure gold. Other metals are only added to the alloy to increase its strength and durability as pure gold is too soft to hold shape. 

Copper and zinc are the metals used for this alloy. The highest jewelry grade you can find on the market will be 22K. It contains  92% gold. It’s not the best in durability but it’s still a great choice. 

  • Rose Gold: As far as romance goes, this metal is all for it. It has a  unique and touching shade of pink. This color appeals to the emotional senses of many people around the world. A perfect metal for beaded rings. 

Copper is the main metal used to alloy gold here. Unlike yellow gold, more reddish metal is used in the alloying process. You will 

typically find rose gold in 14K and 18K, much more durable than  22K gold. 

Silver is added to rose gold sometimes to lighten the shade of pink.  The shades of rose gold range from pink to red. You should go out there and check for the hue that speaks to you best! 

  • White Gold: Yes, yet another alloy of gold. Typically when you think gold, you think yellow. This alloy breaks all the rules! It has a silvery appearance, hence the name. 

White gold is alloyed with white metals like palladium, nickel,  silver, and zinc. These metals change gold's natural yellow hue to something white. However, slight tinges of yellow may remain.  And that’s why rhodium plating exists. Rhodium is a white,  hypoallergenic, and durable metal. It is the coating that is found in white gold that gives it its white luster. 

If you get a beaded ring in white gold, chances are the ring is rhodium plated. This doesn’t mean that all white gold has a  rhodium coating though. The alloys with palladium have their distinct white finish already and do not need rhodium. 

  • Sterling Silver: Sterling silver is an alloy comprising silver and nickel. This alloy has its silver composition in the majority. Silver is a very soft metal. The small percentage of metals added is simply to strengthen silver. It has more of a grayish-white hue.  

Sterling silver is a great choice for beaded rings. However, it is much less durable than gold. 

  • Platinum: This metal is considered the most scratch-resistant of them all. It is very durable and offers an outstanding silvery shine. Platinum is a more expensive choice though. So, if you’d like your ring made of platinum, be ready to spend a little more. The alloys 

of gold are durable and suitable for everyday wear so the extra bucks are not necessary. 

Like we said earlier on, just before you decide on which precious metal you want, there are some factors to consider. 

  • Metal Color: This seems like an obvious factor but some people may overlook it. Make sure to decide on the colors that suit your taste. If you’re going for a warm, yet romantic color, we suggest you focus on rose gold and yellow gold. And if you’re big on cool  

luster, then you should consider white gold, sterling silver, or platinum. 

  • Metal Allergies: This is an extremely important factor to consider.  Your ring may look stunning but it’s no use when it causes reactions on your skin. Many metals cause allergies in a lot of people. The most common allergen metal used in jewelry would be a nickel. Other metals may cause reactions such as itchiness or redness of the skin. If you have sensitive skin it’s best to opt for hypoallergenic metals. 

The next step in building your ring should be the actual design.  However, that is already settled. After all, it is a beaded ring. Or is it? 

Additional Settings For Your Beaded Rings 

The good news about these rings is that as much as you can wear them plain, you can get them in various settings and even with gemstones!  Below are the settings that the rings rock in. 

  • Classic Solitaire Setting: This is the setting that you’re probably most familiar with. It features a single gemstone held in place by 

prongs. The gemstone has the majority of it exposed. This allows adequate light to shine through and come out as brilliance and fire.  

  • Halo Setting: This setting gives a vintage feel and makes small center diamonds appear larger. As the name implies it features a  center gem enclosed in a halo of smaller gemstones. It works beautifully in a beaded shank. 
  • Pavé setting: The pavé setting features gemstones placed into the shank itself. You can consider all pave settings bead settings because the prongs that hold the gem in place are shaped like beads. Beautiful tiny balls surrounding gemstones in fours, it doesn’t get any prettier! 

The above settings are particularly striking on beaded rings. They’re not the only settings available though. Consult a jewelry expert to be put through all the styles and settings available for these rings. 

Gemstones For Beaded Rings 

Another stunning addition to beaded shank rings is the gemstone! You must’ve heard of many types of stones and how they all look stunning in their way. Well, we’ll be explaining a few of these gemstones now.  We'll start with long-time favorite, diamonds. 

  • Diamonds: These gemstones range from colorless to yellow,  brown, black, or pink. Diamonds measure a 10 on Moh's hardness scale, making them the hardest naturally occurring material on earth. They can still crack and get chipped though, in rare cases.  The diamonds form the basis for many cut styles. From the round  to step cuts, most of them started with this elegant gemstone 

The diamond has been used for many years to represent love. In engagements, weddings, and anniversaries; a diamond is forever after all. 

  • Aquamarine: This is a gemstone that ranges from light blue to a  deeper shade of blue. It is a member of the Beryl family.  Aquamarine measures a 7.5 – 8 on Moh's scale of hardness. This makes it a rather durable gemstone. Aquamarine is believed to have healing powers by some and to offer luck and safe travels at sea. It makes for the perfect stone addition to beaded rings. 

Aquamarine can be found with hints of green. This feature is desirable for some people but not for the majority. Because of this aquamarine is typically exposed to high temperatures to eliminate the green hue. It is an acceptable practice as it does not harm the quality of the gem. However, your jeweler should let you know if your stone has undergone any treatment. Make sure to ask adequate questions before purchase. 

  • Sapphire: It is commonly found in the blue variant. Sapphire belongs to the corundum family. Its colors can be green, yellow,  and pink, in addition to the usual blue. The color of the sapphire depends on the number of trace elements present in the stone during formation. When chromium is high, sapphire is pink. When iron is more, sapphire can be yellow or green. Then the addition of titanium to iron results in the ever-gorgeous blue sapphire. 

This gem is a beautiful choice for solitaire beaded rings. Paving your ring shank with this gem will certainly give you a different level of uniqueness. Whatever color works for you will work in this ring. Just make sure to pair them with a matching shank metal  

color.

  • Ruby: You can call ruby a sibling to sapphire. Because just like sapphire, ruby belongs to the corundum family. Corundum is aluminum oxide and when aluminum is replaced by chromium ruby is formed. Yes, chromium results in pink sapphire; however,  a deeper shade of red is referred to as a ruby. Corundum that is blue, yellow, green or light pink is called sapphires while the deeper shade of red is ruby.  

This precious gemstone scores a 9 on Moh's scale of hardness.  Coming second to only diamonds. So, you can rest assured that rubies will withstand everyday wear on your ring. Just give it a  shot. 

  • Emerald: Now this gemstone we can call a cousin to aquamarine.  It belongs to the beryl family as well. Its scientific name is natural beryl. The emerald is known for its signature green color and inclusions. Emerald is very rare and is considered the softest of the precious gemstones; this is because it has a 7.5 on Moh’s scale of hardness. So jewelers have to be extremely careful when working with emeralds or they may crack or chip. Even still, emerald is a  gorgeous substitute for diamonds in your ring. Plus it’s mostly cheaper than diamonds of the same size. 

Just before you pick a gemstone for your beaded rings though, you have to check its quality. 

The 4C’s

The 4 C's govern your choice for any gemstone, these are; cut, clarity,  carat weight, and color. Some C's are particularly important for some gemstones. 

  • Cut: With stones like diamonds, this is a very crucial factor. The gemstone has to have its facets cut properly to maximize brilliance and fire. This is true with all gemstones. 
  • Clarity: This is the level of inclusions or blemishes found in a  gemstone. Aquamarine is almost always flawless while emerald is known for its inclusions. For easy understanding, gemstones may  follow a clarity grade scale starting from “flawless” at the top,  down to “included.” 
  • Color: The color of gemstones like aquamarine, rubies, sapphire, and even diamonds determine the value of the gemstones. A  colorless diamond will be more expensive than a slightly colored one. Then a “fancy” diamond that is colored has its value soaring through the sky. The deeper the shade, the higher the value. 
  • Carat weight: This term refers to the weight of the gemstone. A  higher carat weight means more value. Emerald is measured by its length in millimeters. 

The above information about gemstones is enough to get you started on picking the right gemstone for you. Of course, if you have any further questions you can reach out to us here

Ways To Rock Your Beaded Rings 

As we stated earlier, the one thing we’ll continuously love about beaded rings is their versatility. If you’re planning to pop the question, this ring 

works perfectly. When exchanging vows, this ring is a unique choice.  When celebrating marriage milestones, you guessed it, beaded shank rings do the magic. 

It’s up to you to decide how and when you want to use this ring. One thing we can assure you though is that this ring works magic. 

How To Care For Beaded Rings 

You should care for these rings the same way you would for other jewelry. Occasionally scrub with a soft brush in a mixture of water and mild detergent; rinse under running water, and pat dry. 

Store the rings away from other pieces of jewelry to avoid scratching.  

Make sure you take your rings for proper inspection at the jewelry store at least once a year. 

If you’re one to do things differently, then these beaded rings are the perfect new style for you to try.

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