FREE SHIPPING: Specimental provides free Ground shipping in Canada and the contiguous USA. This takes a minimum of 4-10 business days, has a tracking number, signature delivery confirmation, and can be insured up to a value of $2500 USD only. 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).
In the ‘note to shop box’ during checkout, please provide me with the following information:
•Ring size (sizes over a 10 incur an additional cost- please ask before checking out):
•Texture on band:
•Phone number for delivery:
Questions about shipping, insurance, sizing, etc.? Please ask- I will be happy to help.
This sterling silver and yellow gold mixed metal band ring set is made to order. The wider band is 3/8” wide, while the narrower one is 1/4” wide.
I create these ring sets by melding sterling silver with yellow gold. This is an extremely layered and textural ring set. I make these for those searching for a band that looks like it has been pulled from the earth.
After melding the metals with my torch and formed the band, I use a series of hammers to create additional texture on the band. Some of the more textural sections of the band are oxidized/darkened. As the ring ages and takes on even more of a patina, the oxidizing can fade. This will occur more quickly if you shower, swim, wash dishes, etc. wearing the ring. It can easily be re-oxidized- this is a complimentary service I provide, for the life of the ring. Many clients prefer to not have the reoxidizing done, as they love the way their ring wears and settles in on its own over time.
The inside of these rings are polished to a high shine, so they incredibly comfortable to wear.
Please copy-and-paste into the ‘note to shop’ box during checkout:
Finger size for wide band:
Finger size for narrower band:
Please provide me with your ‘true’/unadjusted ring size. This is your finger size as taken with a narrow (1.5-2mm wide) ring sizing tool, not a ‘wide band’ tool (3-4 mm wide). I will adjust the ring sizes according to the band width, based on your true ring sizes. If you need advice on ring sizing, please get in touch- I will be happy to help 🙂.
SHIPPING AND INSURANCE
Shipping is by Ground (Canada and USA), and includes $100 of insurance. Please let me know if you need this more quickly, and I can change the shipping to overnight in Canada or the USA.
This shipping method includes a tracking number, and has delivery confirmation. The ring is traveling from Vancouver, Canada. Please note that delays at USA/International Customs are unforeseen and sometimes unavoidable.
Import fees may be levied by the your Government when importing jewelery from other counties. Those fees cannot be collected by me, and are not included in the purchase price. Please contact your nearest Customs office if you would like clarification on these fees. The ring will be marked as merchandise, and the full value and package contents will be disclosed on the commercial import invoice. This invoice is affixed to the outside of the package, as international export law dictates.
Contact me at treloar [!at] telus.net for other questions- I am happy to help.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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