---- DIAMONDS ----
This ring is priced WITHOUT the diamond shown in the photo (which, for reference, is just under one carat and 6.2mm). You choose a stone to match your taste and budget. I can purchase more classic brilliant-cut diamonds, rose-cut diamonds, colored stones such as sapphire, moissonite... Contact me for specific pricing. The ring is made to accommodate approximately a half-carat to 1-carat stone (~5-6.5mm in diameter) but if you have another size in mind, just let me know and I'll adjust this design to fit.
All diamonds I use are Kimberly Process guaranteed (conflict-free certified) OR recycled completely (i.e., removed from older jewelry, cleaned, sorted, and graded). It is securely bezel set in the ring, a very clean looking and understated setting. Larger stones come with a grading report from GIA or EGL.
The diamond shown in this ring is an awesome .96ct black (irradiated color) rose-cut diamond. This diamond at ~1 carat runs right around $180 (so the entire cost of the finished piece shown in the listing would be $180 plus the ring price listed above). Here is a little more information on the black diamond: http://blog.cheyenneweil.com/2010/10/victorian-solitaire/
This ring is hand carved in wax using pointy tools and then cast using the lost-wax method. The band is perfectly even all the way around with a nice dip underneath the stone to fit nicely up against a wedding band or other stacking ring.
I can make this ring in 18K or 14K white, yellow, or rose gold, palladium (a bright pure-white metal in the platinum group, comparable in price to 14K gold), and platinum.
---- SHIPPING ----
* Custom pieces take around 1 month to make (I will let you know the timeline via email). If you have a pending wedding, let me know; I will be sure to get you your ring on time!
* I ship USPS, insured. Shipping price below is for an insured package in the US.
** YES - I DO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY! Please convo me for a quote to your country.
Thank you for looking!