This listing is for a 3/8" custom-built sterling silver band. The band is built of thick gauge sterling silver. I texture the metal in my studio.
This ring is forged by me, and textured with several different hammers. I have oxidized the ring to leave a dark, rustic finish. It is possible for me to brush back more of the black from the high areas, leaving a less-dark finish. Oxidized finishes are not totally black- they vary from darker to lighter, and sometimes have a reddish undertone in spots. Please keep in mind that it is often not possible to get a uniform, dark black tone with this technique.
The oxidization is sealed with three layers of archival wax. This wax layer will give the ring a rich glow, and preserves the the dark finish for as long as possible. Please note, though, that no oxidized finish is permanent. As the ring wears, the oxidization will wear, too, exposing more of the silver. Oxidization is a surface treatment, not a permanent finish. Most clients enjoy the way their oxidized ring mellows and gains a patina with wear. If you prefer to keep your ring, dark, it can be reoxidized inexpensively at many jewelers. Of, if you pay for shipping both ways, I am happy to reoxidize your ring as often as you would like, free of charge.
All inside edges are sanded and polished to a high shine, thus ensuring a smooth and comfortable fit. The ring is hardened in my rock tumbler for several hours prior to being shipped.
LEAD TIME: As this is a custom order, please check my shop announcement for my current lead time: http://www.etsy.com/shop/elseetee2
FREE SHIPPING: Specimental provides free Ground shipping in Canada and the USA. This has a tracking number, signature delivery confirmation, and full insurance coverage. If you need two business day (to most locations, but some restrictions apply) delivery, please choose this shipping upgrade during checkout (Canada and USA only).
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I am always open to hearing your design ideas. Please contact me through the shop, or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss design possibilities.
If you are unsure of your ring size, the best way to be sized accurately is by visiting two commercial jewelers. Please ensure they size you using their thin sizing tools- not the wide band sizing tools, nor by having you try on rings from their display.
If any questions arise around being properly sized, I am always happy to help- contact me through the shop, or at email@example.com
I don’t provide a gift wrapping service. Rings and earrings ship in jewelry boxes that are hot foil stamped with the Specimental logo.
If the person for whom you are purchasing the piece shares your address, please be aware of the following: International export law dictates that the detailed contents of packages, and their value, be clearly marked on the outside of the package. This means that if they see the package before you do, they can easily tell what they are being gifted with.
Need secrecy for this delivery? The very best option is to have your package held for you at your closest Fed Ex store- if you are unsure of its location, I'm happy to help.
Our hands are busy objects, and any ring worn on a finger can become accidentally damaged. All rings need regular maintenance. Make sure you are buying your raw diamond ring from a jeweler with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure your stone stays put. Ask them about their warranty and their repair/upkeep policy. Look at how frequently they work with raw diamonds, and assess whether they have the technical experience to create a ring that will last your lifetime.
I stand behind each piece of jewellery I make. If something goes wrong with your ring, at any time- you slam your finger in a drawer and crush the band, you break a prong, you smash and crack your stone- you can count on me to support you with the repair.
My gold is all recycled- the metal plant I purchase it from has been in business for over 100 years. They smelt their metals to the highest environmental standards, to cause the least impact on the environment. They do not deal with newly mined metals, as these metals cause much greater destruction to the environment.
There is no visible difference between recycled metals and newly-mined metals. There is also no difference as far as the karat of the metals go- 18k recycled gold is exactly the same in constitution as 18k newly mined gold. The vast majority of my clients prefer their metals recycled, as environmental impact is of concern when choosing the perfect piece of jewelry.
I can use your heirloom stones in a new design. The stones must be pulled from their settings and checked for stability by a professional jeweler prior to shipping them to me. I cannot recycle your gold. I am not set up to smelt gold in the studio, so am not able to melt down your old gold pieces for you.
My current production times are listed in my shop announcement. If you need something more quickly, please get in touch via the shop, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Depending upon my work and family schedule, I am happy to accommodate your rush orders. There is no additional charge for a rush order. However, please do get in touch prior to ordering to discuss your deadline with me.
Yes! All of my pieces are completely hand fabricated in the studio by me, from raw materials. I am able to create any of my designs with any stone, in any composition. In short, you can have your ring absolutely any way you like it. Contact me through the shop, or via email@example.com to get the discussion around your perfect piece of jewelry started.
A raw diamond is an exceptionally difficult stone to set properly. Their unique shape means that a custom setting needs to be fabricated for each and every stone. The way in which the setting is closed around the diamond must be approached in a very particular fashion.
I began setting these stones into my rings in 2009, when only a small handful of jewelers were working with this type of stone. As the appeal of raw diamonds has exploded, countless numbers of jewelers are now incorporating them into their designs. I have set thousands of raw diamonds into my pieces since then. Please check out my client feedback, as a testament to my workmanship and design skills: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Specimental?ref=hdr_shop_menu#reviews