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Jewelry Ring Design Tips & Ideas

Check out our infographic with 7 inspiring tips to spice up your jewelry ring designs in the studio. Learn fresh ideas for making silver rings now!

Fast & Fabulous! What better way to explain our seven ring tips & trends that are featured below. Summer is the perfect time to show off silver rings for stacking, pattern wire bands or embellished charm rings. At Halstead we offer ring making materials and simple ready-to-wear rings in sterling silver, gold-filled and rose gold-filled.

Fast & Fabulous! What better way to explain our seven ring tips & trends that are featured below. Summer is the perfect time to show off silver rings for stacking, pattern wire bands or embellished charm rings. At Halstead we offer ring making materials and simple ready-to-wear rings in sterling silver or gold-filled for easy upsells. Add custom settings or solder ornaments to our popular silver ring bands. Rings are one of the biggest jewelry categories so be sure to weave options into your seasonal collection. Which ideas inspire you?

Fingers full of rings are hot right now! From midi rings that seem to float in the middle of your finger to thin, stackable rings that you can layer together, you can't go wrong with rings - and the more the merrier! Here are some tips when choosing rings to wear as multiples:

Hilary wearing lots of finger rings

Keep bands thin: Although a stand-alone wide ring on your thumb or elsewhere is fine, thin stacking rings are the look of the moment.

Scatter them: It's okay to have rings on one finger and not another. Create balance by wearing some rings below and some above the knuckle.

Mix it up: Change between textured and plain rings, gold and silver or colorful charms to keep it fresh and add variety. You can also mix rings that have focal elements like hearts or moons with other rings along the same theme. Use a texturing hammer to customize the surfaces of your rings.

Midi rings: This is the hottest trend in rings right now. We suggest adding one or two midi rings to balance out the look.

Add your own touch: With basic soldering skills, you can add a gemstone onto an existing ring. To add a 4-prong or similar setting to a blank ring: Cut out the space needed in the band, insert the setting, then solder both sides to the shank so they are flush. Insert a gemstone and you're ready to go!

Cabochon finger rings Gap finger rings
Add a charm to a ring band Making rings from pattern wire
Add a CZ to a plain ring band Adjustable finger rings
Stacking rings Channel ring

The biggest challenge with selling jewelry rings in your collection is stocking different sizes. It is best to offer a range of ring sizes from size 5 to 9 to cover most potential customer preferences. The most popular ring size is 7. Encourage clients to try rings on different fingers. Offer sizing services to step it up a notch.

Get started with stone setting in your collection of silver rings. Experiment with ready-made ring settings or solder together your own combinations of prong, tube or bezel setting heads with different ring bands. Birthstone rings are always strong sellers at Mother's Day and the holidays.

If you're new to soldering, below is a quick video that will show you how to solder finger rings. The soldering technique is simple and can even be done with a butane torch. For other great videos, check out our Halstead YouTube Channel.


Halstead is one of North America's leading distributors of quality jewelry supplies. The firm is celebrating its 46th anniversary this year. Halstead specializes in wholesale findings, chain, and metals for jewelry artists.

Got questions? Email our studio coordinator Erica Stice at studio@halsteadbead.com. We’d love to hear from you. Sorry, studio support is not available by phone. Emails only, please.

Get your groove on with these other articles on making silver rings in your jewelry studio:

Soldering Half Round Wire & Pattern Wire for Rings

How to Buy Ring Making Material

Granular Stacking Rings Tutorial

4 Ideas for Embellishing Ring Bands

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