Custom Engagement Rings by Rare Earth Jewelry

San Francisco, California · 5390 Sales


Custom Engagement Rings by Rare Earth Jewelry

San Francisco, California 5390 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Rare Earth Jewelry, timeless and contemporary designs, custom made with your choice of conflict free diamonds and natural gemstones. Official Website: rareearthjewelry.com
Order a custom engagement ring, wedding ring or anniversary band, all created especially for you.


Last updated on Apr 5, 2016

Rare Earth Jewelry, timeless and contemporary designs, custom made with your choice of conflict free diamonds and natural gemstones. Official Website: rareearthjewelry.com
Order a custom engagement ring, wedding ring or anniversary band, all created especially for you.


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5 out of 5 stars
Ella Sallustio

Ella Sallustio on Aug 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful set. Photos do not do it justice. Melanie was so easy to work with and responded to any questions promptly. I would recommend this store to any of my friends.


clairesimbobo on Jul 31, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Really pleased with these earrings, bought for a gift for a family member. I think the colour of the morganite stones looks lovely with rose gold.

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Custom Diamond & Gemstone Jewelry

Welcome to Rare Earth Jewelry. I'm a San Francisco Bay Area artist creating fine jewelry in gold, platinum, palladium and sterling silver. For me, handcrafted means more than just made by my hands, it means that every aspect of my jewelry has been ethically sourced and responsibly crafted.

A great part of my passion for making jewelry is in the materials. All of the diamonds used in my jewelry are conflict free, the gemstones Fair Trade, and 90% of the precious metals used in my designs are recycled and then refined for purity.

I've always had a love affair with gems. I cut my first cabochon at the age of 12, grinding and polishing it by hand, under the tutelage of my aunt and uncle, both lifelong geology, gemology and lapidary experts. It took me a month to complete that first stone, but I was hooked.

As I began making fine jewelry, I realized just how hard it was to find high quality stones. Disappointed with the stones ordered from jewelry supply catalogs, I began my own search, haunting gem shows for interesting specimens. Now over twenty years later, I import diamonds and gemstones from all over the world, and what began as a hobby is a full blown obsession, and a job that I love; creating jewelry with the perfect gems, those unique cuts and hard to find stones, as well as tried and true favorites of excellent quality.

The relationships I've built over the years with artisan miners and stone cutters allows me access to top quality material at excellent prices. You'll see those savings reflected in my prices as well, which I'm sure you'll find are much more affordable than comparable custom jewelry.

I offer a full range of services, from one of a kind custom designs, to semi-custom, utilizing both traditional wax casting methods and the latest in auto-cad computer design. I can even reset an heirloom stone. If you'd like to create something special, I'd love to work with you.

For more information about my shop, please see my policies page at http://www.etsy.com/shop/RareEarth/policy

Thank you.

Official Website: www.RareEarthJewelry.com
Telephone: 1-800-921-8750

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Shop members

  • Melanie @Rare Earth

    Owner, Designer, Creator

  • Carol @Rare Earth

    Marketer, Photographer

Shop policies

Last updated on March 21, 2016
Welcome to Rare Earth Jewelry. Jewelry has always been a way to commemorate life's important milestones, births, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, or to celebrate the love of a mother, a sister, a son or daughter, or a special friend. And the more memorable the occasion, the more you want your gift to be something special, something that means more than a just piece pulled out of a jeweler's case at the local chain store. Something that reflects your personal taste, your touch, a stone or metal that captures your imagination and creates a truly wonderful and lasting gift. These are the pieces I love to create for my customers. I hope to do the same for you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept debit and credit cards, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, as well as Paypal, Google Wallet and Apple Pay. Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands can also use local payment methods SOFORT and iDEAL.

Financing - If you are a Paypal member, they now offer financing which you can use to make payments for up to six months. Here is more information on the program:

Turn Around Time

Unless otherwise noted, all jewelry is made to order and will take four to six weeks to create. No rushes or exceptions. Due to popular demand, all jewelry is created in the order received.

I make every effort to turn around orders promplty, while at the same time exercising great care and attention to detail. I do my best to estimate turn around time and include it in each and every item description. The time needed to complete your jewelry can vary depending on current workload, holiday season, and a variety of other factors, some of which are beyond my control. Because of the nature of this process, the time frame cannot always be predicted with certainty. I suggest placing your order well in advance of any special event or holiday so you are assured your piece in time.


I ship worldwide via U.S. Postal Service. Items over $500 ship via Express Mail. Items under $500 ship via Priority Mail. All items ship with insurance and tracking and will require an adult signature for delivery. Federal Express service is also available for an additional charge.

Your jewelry will arrive gift boxed ready for giving. Gift wrap is also available upon request.

Import Duties
International customers are responsible for any import duties imposed by their country.
Refunds and Exchanges
Ring Sizing

Rings with plain bands can be resized up or down if necessary, but rings with diamonds set into the bands can only be resized a small amount in either direction, so its very important that the ring be ordered in the correct size. If you are at all unsure about the ring size you need, I have a ring sizer available here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/116850181

Eternity bands are not resizeable.

For questions about ring sizes and international ring size conversions, please ask prior to purchase.

Refunds & Exchanges

Made to Order and In Stock Items (This applies to most items pictured in my shop.)

I provide a 30-day money back guarantee to give you time to make sure your purchase is perfect. If you need to return it for any reason, I will provide you with an exchange or refund, whichever you prefer.

You may return within 30 days of receiving the item, except in the case of a non-refundable custom or special orders (see below). Items must be returned in original, unworn condition with all original paperwork and no damage or alteration. Jewelry that has been modified, resized or altered in any way cannot be returned. The original shipping cost is not refundable.

Please contact me for prior approval before making a return. Items must be shipped with full value insurance, tracking and require signature on delivery. Buyer pays for return shipping.

Please note: Rings below a Ring Size 4 or above a Size 8 are considered Special Orders and are not returnable. See policy below.

Special Order & Custom Jewelry
Special order and custom jewelry has a different return policy. Custom and special order pieces have been created to your exact specifications, customized with particular stones, or designed with your approval and they are not returnable.

Rings that are above a ring size 8 or below a ring size 4 are not returnable.

If you have any questions about the return policy for an item you are interested in, please don't hesitate to inquire.

All of my jewelry is guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

In addition, all of my pieces are warranted for one year from date of purchase for any defects in materials or workmanship. The item may be returned for repair or replacement at no cost to you. Any modification or alteration by another jeweler will void this warranty. For assistance with repairs after the warranty period, don't hesitate to contact me.

I provide insurance until the jewelry is delivered to you. After that time, you are responsible for insuring your jewelry for theft or loss, including for the loss of your center stone. These are typically covered by homeowner's or renter's insurance policies.
Additional policies and FAQs
Precious Metals

Almost all of the designs in my shop can be customized with your choice of metal, 10K, 14K or 18K Gold in White, Yellow or Rose, Platinum, Palladium, and more. I believe in crafting jewelry in the most ethical and environmentally responsible manner possible. 90% of the metals used in my jewelry come from recycled sources.

Diamonds & Precious & Semi-Precious Gemstones

I import natural diamonds and precious and semi-precious gemstones from all over the world. I have over 50,000 stones in stock. A partial inventory of unique stones can be found in my Loose Diamond and Gems section: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RareEarth?section_id=12367446

Just a sampling of what I have available: Alexandrite, Amethyst, Ametrine, Aquamarine, Citrine, White and Colored Diamonds, Emerald, Garnet, Jade, Lapis, Morganite, Opal, Pearl, Peridot, Quartz, Ruby, Tanzanite, Blue Topaz, and Tourmaline. I have a wide variety of natural Sapphires, in every color of the rainbow. After years developing relationships with miners and stone cutters, I can guarantee you a top quality stone at an excellent price. Need a special or fancy cut? Don't hesitate to ask.

Natural Diamonds

The diamonds in my designs are naturally mined, expertly cut, and graded by certified gemologists. Larger, individually graded diamonds will come with a report from the GIA, the Gemological Institute of America, the most reputable lab in the world. These diamonds will include complimentary laser engraved identification.

All of the diamonds I sell are conflict free. They originate from conflict free areas, such as Canada, Australia, Russia and Botswana. Buy with confidence knowing my diamonds are conflict free.

Fair Trade Gemstones

All gemstones used in Rare Earth Jewelry are certified Fair Trade. Fair Trade is a continuing project in grassroots empowerment, seeking to bring greater equity and rights to artisan miners. It aims to help miners and their communities escape the vicious circle of subsistence economy; gain access to education, healthcare, and sustainable human development; benefit from better exchange terms; gain better access to markets and strengthen their position in the supply chain; and improve environmental, labor and social conditions that lead to enhanced quality of life.

Fair Trade gemstones also have protocols for protection for the environment, during mining, cutting, and jewelry manufacturing. Unlike mining for most commodities and minerals, Fair Trade gems are usually mined by hand, with small hand-held tools, minimizing the lasting impact on the surrounding environment. A gemstone miner is much more likely to use a shovel or a basket than a backhoe. Fair Trade gemstones are mined leaving as much vegetation as possible untouched to reduce the impact on wildlife habitat, and streams, watersheds and groundwater are protected. After mining is completed, the mining sites are restored and replanted as close to original condition as possible.

Charles & Colvard Moissanite

I also offer Charles & Colvard Moissanite, which is a wonderful, affordable alternative to diamond, with more fire, brilliance, and luster than any other jewel, superb hardness and unmatched beauty. Moissanite is guaranteed not to break, cloud or scratch, and comes with a lifetime warranty. Most of my diamond bridal designs can be created with Moissanite. Don't hesitate to inquire.

Custom Diamond and Gem Setting

Do you have an heirloom diamond or gem that needs a setting? Perhaps the diamond from your mother's engagement ring, or your grandmother's ruby? Most designs can be custom made to fit your stone. Just contact me for more information.

Birthstone List
January Birthstone: Garnet
February Birthstone: Amethyst
March Birthstone: Aquamarine
April Birthstone: Diamond, White Sapphire or White Topaz
May Birthstone: Emerald
June Birthstone: Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite
July Birthstone: Ruby
August Birthstone: Peridot
September Birthstone: Sapphire
October Birthstone: Opal, Pink Tourmaline
November Birthstone: Citrine, Yellow Topaz
December Birthstone: Blue Topaz, Tanzanite, Turquoise