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Fine Jewelry ~ Custom Engagement Rings & Stud Earrings

Corvallis, Oregon · 5192 Sales

jetflair

Fine Jewelry ~ Custom Engagement Rings & Stud Earrings

Corvallis, Oregon 5192 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Your modern fine jeweler! Experience the true quality and personal service of an American small business. Exceptional custom engagement ring design is just one message away; we'd love to help you with your dream engagement.

Distinction Jewelry uses traditional fine jewelry metalsmithing techniques for heirloom quality. Enjoy glittering conflict-free diamonds, brilliant ethically sourced gemstones, and luscious sustainable reclaimed metals. Your purchase supports our hard-working team of three as well as small businesses and individuals across the globe.

All orders ship gift boxed at no additional cost.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 1, 2016

Your modern fine jeweler! Experience the true quality and personal service of an American small business. Exceptional custom engagement ring design is just one message away; we'd love to help you with your dream engagement.

Distinction Jewelry uses traditional fine jewelry metalsmithing techniques for heirloom quality. Enjoy glittering conflict-free diamonds, brilliant ethically sourced gemstones, and luscious sustainable reclaimed metals. Your purchase supports our hard-working team of three as well as small businesses and individuals across the globe.

All orders ship gift boxed at no additional cost.

Jessi and the crew of Distinction Jewelry

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Jessi and the crew of Distinction Jewelry

Updates

Finished a special order for a unique set of solid Sterling Silver cufflinks set with 8mm star rose quartz. Gorgeous!
File cutting the seat for the blue tourmaline in this semi-custon ring.
Setting a pair of gorgeous yellow gold screw back earrings. The pale yellow glow of the gems looks amazing in gold - good choice!
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About

From Geeky Beginnings....

I’m an independent jeweler and designer specializing in fine jewelry made with stunning colored gemstones. I run a small, quality business with discerning clients all over the world.

I’m an incurable geek with an addiction to Firefly, White Collar, Stargate Atlantis, Flashpoint, and way too many other awesome television shows. It was the TV show Firefly that jump-started my career in the jewelry business, and I don’t think I’ve caught up on sleep since!

We grew from a tiny niche business operated from my living room couch to a thriving operation specialized in gemstone stud earrings. We expanded into producing custom engagement rings and never looked back!

This job has seen me climbing to a hilltop amethyst mine in Namibia, clubbing with celebrities in LA, and haggling with Thai gem dealers. Being a jeweler lies at the intersection of many fascinating fields from gemology and metalworking to fashion modeling and typography.

I've made it my business from the very beginning to be involved in the origins of my gemstones, from mining to cutting, and to buy as close to the source as possible. That way I can ensure that the people who produced your gems are getting the profit from their resources and labor - not international middlemen. Your purchase enables me to support individuals and micro-businesses all around the world, in places where the income is desperately needed.

I use only reclaimed precious metals, so as not to support environmentally harmful mining and questionable labor practices. All impurities are refined out of recycled metals as they are melted down and re-alloyed at US refineries, producing perfect quality metals.

One of my many passions is colored gemstones, the jewelry trade term for anything that is not a diamond. Most traditional fine jewelers and chains have a limited (not to mention sometimes inaccurate) grasp on the complex world of rare and beautiful colored gemstones.

A growing specialty for the last couple of years has been creating same-sex engagement rings. The reception has been so positive that we are preparing to launch a website devoted exclusively to serving same sex couples.

Now that we've grown into having employees, I look forward to growth leading to providing additional jobs in the future, and to being a quality employer making a positive impact to others.

Please take a look at our store and contact us if we can answer any jewelry or gemstone questions for you!

Cheers,
Jessi

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Shop members

  • Sherry

    Customer Service Manager, Marketer

    If you send me a message, chances are the first friendly voice in your inbox will be Sherry's. She'll be delighted to answer your questions and help you out with anything you need!

  • Jessi

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Photographer, Shipper

    I’m an independent jeweler and designer specializing in fine jewelry made with stunning colored gemstones. I run a small, quality business with discerning clients all over the world.

  • Claire

    Product Manager, Shipper

    Claire is a full-time student and a part-time Distinction Jewelry employee. She's a math person by nature and is an invaluable part of our product listing and management success.

Production partners

  • Casting Service

    RI, United States

    Some of our jewelry, is professionally cast from my molds by our casting partner. They use US-refined recycled precious metals, with all production done in the US. The blank castings are then sent to me for stone setting and finishing.

  • CAM Services and Casting

    LA, United States

    When you order one of my made to order CAD rings, the CAD file is sent to my production partners who use sophisticated Computer Aided Machining tools to carve a wax mold and make a casting exactly matching the specifications in the CAD file.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 2, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Does your jewelry contain nickel?

Our sterling silver, platinum, and yellow gold alloys do not contain any nickel. Our white gold, however, does contain nickel and should be avoided by those with allergies.

Do you work with titanium, stainless steel, or similar metals?

We only work with precious metals; gold, platinum, palladium, and silver. Precious metals are formed into jewelry using casting and brazing techniques, while nontraditional metals are machined. We are not set up to do machining.

Do you have other sizes available?

If you don't see the size you want in the gem you're looking for, drop us a line! We may well be able to order it for you :)

I see a ring I like, but it's outside my budget. Can you help me?

Absolutely! We're experts at suggesting different metal, stone, and design choices to bring a ring into the range of your budget. We can often shave hundreds or even thousands off the price of a ring by making certain changes, so don't hesitate to get in touch!

I see a ring I like. Can you make it in sterling silver so it will cost less?

We usually can! We're happy to give you a quote. A word of warning; our custom and semi-custom rings have high fixed costs that are unfortunately not tied to raw materials cost, so the price may not drop as much as you'd hope.

We have found in most cases people are prone to save up a bit and get a ring in gold, rather than pay hundreds for a silver ring. That said, we have sold a number of beautiful custom silver rings to very happy clients!

Are your listings for one earring or two?

All of our listings are for two earrings by default; we'd never pull a deceptive trick like only selling you one earring! No bamboozle.

When we offer singles for sale, that is noted prominently in the item title and the first part of the description so that you can't miss it.