Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to create a custom ring?
Approximately 4-5 weeks. However, if you need it sooner, don’t hesitate to ask as we will accommodate your request if possible.
What metals do you work in?
We cast Platinum, sterling silver 14k and 18k yellow gold, rose gold & white gold in house (yes, there is nickel in the white gold we use. If you have a nickel allergy, we suggest platinum or palladium instead).
We also work in Palladium and Stainless Steel and have those items cast in Portland, OR.
What quality of diamonds do you use in your rings?
Our standard quality is Si1+/F-G
How do you figure out someone’s ring size without them knowing?
- Cut a string that is about 6 inches long.
- Fold the string around the base of the finger, just below the knuckle.
- Mark where the string ends with the pen.
- Place the measured string on the ruler with the area marked on your right.
- The number closest to the pen mark is the circumference of the ring in millimeters.
Diamond Anatomy & Cut Quality
Understanding the 4 C’s of Diamonds Shopping
The 4 C’s are diamond cut, clarity, carat and color.
This measures the amount of small internal or external imperfections or inclusions your diamond has and grades them from no imperfections to many imperfections.
Diamond Clarity Descriptions
Flawless Diamonds (FL) and Internally Flawless Diamonds (IF). These are flawless diamonds with no inclusions.
(Very) Very Slightly Included Diamonds (VVS), These have very small hard to see inclusions. You cannot see them with the naked eye.
Slightly Included Diamonds (SI) These diamonds have small inclusions visible only under magnification or from the side of the diamond.
Included Diamonds (I) These have visible inclusions.
The cut of your diamond is a way to bring out the best in your stone and helps it reflect the most light so it can really sparkle.
Diamonds can be colorless, near-colorless, and having noticeable color. The less color your diamond has, the higher the value.
A diamond’s weight is the carat size.