BAND: A ring without a centerpiece that wraps around the finger in a consistent motion.
STERLING SILVER: Also known as "Standard Silver," sterling silver is silver alloyed with other metals to increase the hardness and durability. Generally, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Some sterling silver jewelry is plated with 14kt-18kt gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
BRUSHED: A low-luster finish with a very fine texture that looks as if it were applied with a wire brush.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.