# Rings

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## How much is a Super Bowl ring worth?

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Most Super Bowl rings are worth between \$30,000 and \$50,000. Rings of significance, such as those belonging to notable players or Super Bowls of note have sold for much higher prices. A ring from the first Super Bowl sold at auction for \$70,000.

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• #### Q:What do infinity rings symbolize?

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An infinity ring is a ring that uses the infinity symbol in its design. Infinity rings symbolize a union so strong that no matter what comes between two lovers, the love will never cease to exist or break. The word "infinity" is derived from the Latin word "infinitas," which means something that lasts forever or never ceases to exist. This explains why infinity rings are so popular among lovers.

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• #### Q:How many months' salary should I save up for an engagement ring?

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Traditionally, a man should save two months salary to spend on a wedding ring. However, as traditions around marriage are changing, this number is becoming flexible, and couples can spend any amount they wish on a wedding ring.

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• #### Q:How do you calculate men's and women's ring sizes?

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To calculate ring sizes, measure the circumference of the finger with a string or a piece of paper. Compare the length of the string to a ring size chart.

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• #### Q:Can platinum rings be resized?

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Platinum rings can be resized, although doing so costs more than resizing a ring that is made of yellow or white gold. The reason that platinum rings cost more to resize is because platinum itself costs more and the process is more labor-intensive.

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• #### Q:How do you fix a ring that is too big for a finger?

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To fix a ring that is too big for the finger it rests upon, apply something to the inner side of the bottom, such as a liquid rubber solution like Cushion Solution or a ring guard. You need one of the following: Cushion Solution, a ring guard or adhesive moleskin.

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• #### Q:What is a solitaire ring?

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A solitaire ring is a diamond solitaire engagement ring consisting of one outstanding diamond. Introduced in 1886, it is still a very popular engagement ring style.

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• #### Q:What does each color on a mood ring mean?

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When it comes to mood ring colors, red means excited, black means nervous, blue means calm, dark yellow means unsettled, gray means anxious, pink means fearful, orange means daring, brown means restless, bright yellow means imaginative, lavender means sensual, green means normal and white means frustrated. When more than one of these colors show up on a mood ring, it means that the person is feeling a combination of the emotions.

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• #### Q:What is an average man's ring size?

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The average man's ring size is 10. The most common ring sizes for men fall into a range between 8 and 12. However, some individuals fall outside this span.

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• #### Q:What is the average ring size for a woman?

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The average ring size for a woman is size 6. This is based on a woman who is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 140 lbs.

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• #### Q:How do you find out what your men's ring size is?

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The easiest way to determine a man's ring size is to use the string method along with a ring size chart. A ring size chart can be found at Zales.com. Wrap a piece of string snugly around the finger to be measured, and compare the measurement with a sizing chart.

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• #### Q:How much does it cost to get a ring resized?

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If you buy a ring from Kay Jewelers that needs to be resized, the cost is \$15.99 for silver or gold and \$19.99 for platinum. This cost is avoided when an extended warranty is purchased.

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• #### Q:How can I tell if my diamond ring is real?

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The most reliable way to determine if a diamond ring is real is by seeking an appraisal from a certified jewelry appraiser. A jewelry appraiser determines the value of jewelry.

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• #### Q:What is ring engraving?

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Ring engraving is the practice of inscribing words or images on a ring, usually on the inside of the band. Wedding and engagement rings are often engraved with special inscriptions written or chosen by the couple getting married.

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• #### Q:Why do some rings leave a dark stain on fingers?

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The green to black discolorations on the skin underneath rings may be caused by either by a chemical reaction or allergy. Although cheap ring components like copper or nickel are notorious for causing such discolorations, gold and silver rings can also leave dark stains on the skin underneath the rings.

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• #### Q:How do you make a ring sizer?

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Cut a strip of paper 3/4 inches wide and 6 inches long. Measure 1 13/16 inches from the short end of the strip, and make a mark. Make subsequent marks at 1/16-inch intervals until you reach 2 15/16. Label the marks from 4 to 13 in increments of one half.

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• #### Q:How do you figure out ring size?

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Figure out ring size by measuring the finger while at room temperature, cutting a non-stretchy string to about 6 inches long, and wrapping the string around the base of the finger. Mark the string with a pen, and then compare it to a ring size guide, which may be found online.

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• #### Q:Why is my ring stamped "585"?

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A 14K ring that is stamped .585 indicates that 58.5 percent of the ring's content is pure gold. According to Diamond Jewelers, the remaining 41.5 percent is a metal alloy, which is a stronger metal mixed with the gold to provide support for gems, resist bending and limit scratching.

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• #### Q:What are the reviews of Diamond Z4?

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The reviews for Diamond Z4 are mixed, with many reviewers posting negative reviews about the ring. Many reviewers complain that the ring is cheap-looking, of poor quality and falls apart after a few weeks. Positive reviews state that the ring is inexpensive and looks similar to high-end rings.

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• #### Q:How do jewelers resize rings?

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The most common method used by jewelers to modify the size of rings is done by cutting the ring at its bottom part and making the necessary modifications before soldering the cut portion back together. To increase the size of the ring, it is spread after the cut is made to a desired size and then a new piece of the same metal is added before soldering it back together. When the size of the ring needs to be reduced, jewelers will cut and remove a strip from the ring and then narrow the band by joining the two ends of the cut part.

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• #### Q:What is the meaning of a thumb ring?

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A thumb ring is a symbol of wealth and influence in many societies. Such rings tend to be large or slightly bulky to reinforce their symbolism. They typically are not extravagant, gaudy or overly expensive in appearance.