Step 1 - Pick a Gemstone
Step 2 - Pick a Ring Setting
Pick a Setting from my portfolio, any setting you pick will be customized for the gemstone you pick.
The settings below are priced to include the setting and any accent gemstones/diamonds.
If there is another setting you see from my made-to-order section that isn't listed
in my settings portfolio send me a link or screenshot and I can price it out for you.
Step 3 - Finalize Your Order
• If there is a discount offered for a stone/setting bundle I will refund you that amount after checkout or feel free to reach out to me prior to checking out.
• How long will it take? The wait currently for a custom project is about 12 weeks. This estimate includes time for mailing a set of ring gauges if requested, a GIA lab report for your gemstone if requested and potentially some changes to the design you may want to make. Depending on the complexity I do my best to complete & ship projects in the order they came in. The header on website clearly displays what orders are up for completion.
Don't know your ring size?
No problem, I can mail you a set of ring gauges prior to casting the ring setting. This step happens after the
custom order has been paid for. Alternatively, I can offer you a set of steel ring gauges prior to committing to a ring with a refundable deposit, contact me for more details.
Can't visualize what your selected stone will look like in your selected setting?
I'm happy to make a to-scale design mockup to help you visualize what it will look like on hand. If it is a quick design project I usually offer this for free, however if it requires a substantial amount of time designing in CAD I will request a deposit beforehand. Feel free to reach out for more details.
Don't see a design you like from my settings portfolio?
Feel free to reach out with a drawing, sketch or screenshot of something you like or try to describe the type of setting you are looking for. Below are examples of a few custom projects.
All Montana Sapphire Rose Gold Willow Ring Set
Montana Sapphire Platinum Bezel Ring Set
Tanzanite Yellow Gold Split Band Bezel Ring
Want to try the setting out before its cast in Gold or Platinum?
I do offer a try it on service for most rings prior to casting the ring in gold or platinum. I will mail you a to-size and to-scale 3d printed try-on of the ring setting prior to casting it in gold, silver or platinum to make sure the size and feel is as expected. This service is free for orders over $1500. Under that amount it is an additional $100 dollars. This service is only available bundled with a custom order from me. Reach out to me for details.
Curious about my sourcing?
I do my best to purchase rough gems directly from the source, in some cases though, gems can only be purchased from a middle man (broker) either because of a language barrier, technological barrier or by law. In some countries it is required by law to purchase from a broker so they can log the volume of mineral/gem exports leaving the country. My sourcing partners domestic & abroad document their visits to each of the mining areas for transparency. I can confidently state I do not purchase from corporate strip mining operations.
Technically everything I personally facet and hand make is ethical, I get paid a living wage. No sweat shop or cheap labor was engaged in cutting my stones. Your smart phone, household electronics, furniture, shoes, most articles of clothing and many other products cannot boast the same!
A word of wisdom on accent gems
Small calibrated accent gems or accent diamonds are difficult to trace and almost impossible to know where they were cut. While I do my best to source the most ethical and highest quality accent stones, most often they are cut in a sweat shop environment in Central Asia. Even American mined gems are shipped overseas for bulk faceting. The best option is for them to be bulk precision cut on a Computer Numerical Control faceting machine. I know from personal experience faceting really small gems by hand is not fun, I personally refuse to facet melee gems. I've had mixed luck sourcing small accent gems that were CNC machine cut, most jewelry supply vendors selling calibrated shapes & sizes of accent gems or diamonds won't disclose where they were cut. If you want something truly ethical opt for a solitaire setting with no accents.