All of the metal used in this piece is from recycled sources. This is truly a piece you can feel good about wearing, knowing that its creation did not exploit workers or harm the environment (modern silver and gold mining is pretty destructive to the environment; I use almost all recycled metals in my work).
Please and allow three weeks for fabrication of this custom-made piece.
Be aware that the layered, dual metal construction of this design makes it difficult (if not impossible) to re-size. I always recommend that you get professionally sized at a local jeweler, using ring sizers as close as possible in width to the band you are planning to order. Additionally, if you are unsure at all about your size, I can send out the silver core for you to try on prior to adding the precious metal overlay, since adjustments are still possible at that point in the construction process. This would, of course, add a couple of weeks to my turnaround time. If you'd like to do this, please be sure to let me know in the 'message to seller' field during checkout.
I'm now offering an optional upgrade to Forever Brilliant moissanite in this design. You can read more about this option, and see photos and pricing, on my blog: http://mcfarlanddesigns.blogspot.com/2012/08/forever-brilliant-moissanite-upgrades.html ; if you would like to upgrade this ring to Forever Brilliant, please let me know in the 'message to seller' field during checkout and I will send a Paypal money request for the additional amount due.
If you're not familiar with moissanite, please read on to discover more about this amazing material...
Moissanite was originally born from a meteorite over 50,000 years ago, and was first discovered by Dr. Henri Moissan in 1893 in material collected from a meteor crater in Arizona. These incredibly brilliant sparkling crystals might have been considered "diamonds from space," but Dr. Moissan's research actually identified them as a new mineral find - silcon carbide, whose chemical composition is SiC (diamonds are made from carbon). This stunning jewel is extremely rare, and almost impossible to find in nature. So rare, in fact, that the dream of using it in jewelry was an impossibility until man discovered a way to create and craft these incredible silicon carbide crystals here on Earth.
With more fire than any popular gemstone (including diamond), no other stone or jewel compares to Moissanite. In fact, fire can be measured scientifically and moissanite has nearly 2.4 times the fire of diamond. Moissanite also has 10% more brilliance and luster than diamond. Proven to be harder than ruby, sapphire or emerald and second only to diamond, moissanite is also extraordinarily heat resistant, durable, and tough. It is extremely resistant to scratching, abrasion, breaking and chipping. And because these phenomenal stones are grown in a laboratory, you don't have to worry about the ethical problems involved with harvesting diamonds and other mined gems.
Pretty cool, huh? :-)
Due to the value of this piece, shipping costs have been adjusted to include insurance within the United States. I do offer international shipping; if you live outside the US, please contact me for a quote specific to your location. Due to the lack of availability of insurance through the US postal service for international packages, I use FedEx when shipping overseas; this is a more expensive but far safer option. International buyers, please be aware that you are solely responsible for any duties/taxes that your country may charge on imported goods.
As is all my jewelry, this piece is vegan, meaning no animal products (pearls, silk, leather, etc.) were used in its construction.
I accept PayPal, money orders, checks, and credit cards (please call me at 707-633-6340 if you would like to initiate a credit card payment outside of Paypal).
Moissanite Engagement Ring with Recycled 14k Yellow Gold and Recycled Sterling Silver, Oxidized, Made to Order - Diamond Alternative
- Handmade item
- Materials: moissanite, gold, silver
- Made to order
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- Only ships to United States from California, United States.