As a result of the time in which Georgian styles were crafted, they not only were incredibly labour-intensive to create, but also now rare in comparison to later eras. Throughout this period, rings were predominantly cast in silver, yellow gold, rose gold or less commonly red gold, and the practice of melting down out-of-fashion pieces and recycling the metal was common.
Most of the exquisitely complex details within the metalwork was achieved by hand; a technique called 'Repoussé', that was very popular at the time, entailed hammering malleable metal into intricate designs and patterns. This fine detail was then accompanied by a large stone to asset the wealth and status of the wearer. On occasion, gems were painted with a metal coating around the gemstone to enhance the stone’s brilliance, called 'foiling'.
An event that had an effect on this era's style was the excavation of Pompeii in around 1740, which ushered in the use of laurels, grape vines, leaves and keys as features of a ring's design.