Yellow gold has been around for thousands of years. The natural color of gold is yellow, that is
why yellow gold has been the standard for jewelry for thousands of years unlike the other gold colors.
Yellow gold will look great on anyone's hand and will never lose its saturated tint, even when used in a higher karat, such as 18k.
White gold has become a relative standard in the jewelry industry over the last 15 years. White gold is made by adding a precise amount of nickle to yellow gold.
A major factor for this style shift is that white gold can go with just about anything- there is no necessity to think about the other
colors you may be wearing.
All white gold still contains a somewhat yellow tint. To eliminate this tint, we use rhodium- All of our white gold rings are rhodium plated for strength and is what gives our rings a bright white finish.
Rose gold has been rising in popularity over the last few years. It's color is created by using a precise mixture of yellow gold and copper, giving the rose gold its 'rose' tint, as well as retain its structural characteristics.
Different purity's of rose gold have different tints to them- The higher the karat rating, the more tint it has.
Unlike white gold, there is no need to add any plating elements to rose gold, as the
rose color overshadows the yellow in it's beautiful finish.
Channel setting is characterized by the diamonds or gemstones being held into the setting by the tension from the pieces of metal on the sides.
Channel settings are one of the most secure ways to set diamonds and gemstones, and add a modern and stylish look to any ring layout.
Most settings use prongs to hold diamonds and gemstones in place. In a shared prong setting two
stones will share the prongs that hold them in place.
Shared prongs are very common in the jewelry
industry, as they show more of the main stone, which means that there will be more of a
However, shared prongs do have a tendency to wear relatively easily, causing stones to loosen more easily.
Pave settings have become very popular in recent years. A few factors that people like most about
pave settings are the number and size of stones that can be placed into a setting, addding sparkle to each and every millimeter of the ring.
Pave settings are characterized by stones around 1-1.5mm in diameter, they also have very small beads that hold the stones in place.
Unfortunately, in this particular setting, it is relatively common for stones to loosen or fall out more easily over time.
This is a setting style to truly set your stones securely.
This setting will have 4 prongs around
each diamond. No matter how many stones you have in this setting, each stone will be secured by 4 individual prongs.
It is important to note that this setting does add the look of a square around each stone, due to the symmetry of the prongs.
This is very similar to a pave setting, however there are no beads used. The stones are set into the “tips”
on each side of the stone, and the tips are split into two.
This splitting technique gives the effect of having 4 prongs holding the stone in place.
French tips are commonly used in very small or delicate pieces to secure stones in place. This setting is very elegant and can make the stones appear as if they are floating in the metal of the ring.
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The biggest factors in jewelry prices are the size, materials, and gemstones. We ask for your budget because it helps us suggest the best options available for each of those.
Because each piece of jewelry we make is truly unique, the price of your design isn't final until we know what it you want it look like.
Our goal is to make any design work for any budget. If you don’t know your budget, or aren’t comfortable discussing it yet, that’s okay too.
Is there a holiday, anniversary, or other special date when you'd like to have your ring completed by?
We'll make sure to get your ring done in time for your special day. Note that the minimum time required for production is three (3) weeks.
If you have a planned proposal in mind, let us know so we can make sure your project stays on track.
If you don't have a date yet, or you're just starting to look around, that's okay too!
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