RutledgeJewelers

Hand Forged Rings and Wedding Bands in Gold and Silver

Arnold, California On Etsy since 2008

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RutledgeJewelers

Hand Forged Rings and Wedding Bands in Gold and Silver

Arnold, California | 6,933 Sales

Announcement    Rutledge Jewelers offers custom, hand forged, top quality, eco-friendly, recycled gold and silver wedding bands, skinny stacking rings, Infinity rings, and wedding band sets. We work in solid 14K or 18K gold and Pure Silver only, no plated metals. We also offer engraving on rings 2mm and wider. Our commitment to quality is reflected in the finish of our rings, as each is meticulously polished to perfection. Every piece is made to order and we have endless options to suit your needs, as well as custom options available. Handmade in the USA by David Rutledge.

We ship to almost anywhere. If you do not see your country listed, please contact us and we can provide a shipping quote. We have rush options available, and look forward to working with you!

Thank you!
David and Kristin

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 20, 2019

Rutledge Jewelers offers custom, hand forged, top quality, eco-friendly, recycled gold and silver wedding bands, skinny stacking rings, Infinity rings, and wedding band sets. We work in solid 14K or 18K gold and Pure Silver only, no plated metals. We also offer engraving on rings 2mm and wider. Our commitment to quality is reflected in the finish of our rings, as each is meticulously polished to perfection. Every piece is made to order and we have endless options to suit your needs, as well as custom options available. Handmade in the USA by David Rutledge.

We ship to almost anywhere. If you do not see your country listed, please contact us and we can provide a shipping quote. We have rush options available, and look forward to working with you!

Thank you!
David and Kristin

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About RutledgeJewelers

Sales 6,933
On Etsy since 2008

Rutledge Jewelers

In March of 2005, David Rutledge met Kristin Mulholland on a beautiful beach in Hawaii. I was a surfing instructor, and Kristin was a barrista on Oahu’s North Shore. While diving for shells between lessons, we came up with a plan to transform local shells into jewelry and sell them at the local Farmer’s Market. The influence of customers and other vendors lead to the creation our first Etsy shop. You can read more about this part of our story in our Quit Your Day Job feature.

https://blog.etsy.com/en/quit-your-day-job-seababejewelry/

Today, we are Rutledge Jewelers. Kristin and I were married in 2013, and in 2015 we welcomed Jordan Michael Rutledge to our family. All of our rings are now handmade in our workshop and cabin at 4500’ in Arnold, CA, close to Yosemite. We find tremendous inspiration in our mountain home.

I hand forge and polish each ring individually. Each ring is made from recycled gold from our partner foundry in Virginia. We use eco friendly materials and techniques, wherever possible to ensure great jewelry with a small environmental footprint.

Rutledge Jewelers offer many different options in addition to what you find in our shop. We offer a large variety of gold color and karat and numerous widths, thicknesses, profiles and finishes. We are also happy to take custom order requests. Every customer and order is of great value to us, and we hope to be the ones to meet your needs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

Best Regards,
Kristin, David and Jordy Rutledge

Shop members

  • David Rutledge

    Goldsmith

    Husband, father, Goldsmith. If you order a ring, it will be made by my own two hands. I'll put my very best in to crafting your ring!

  • Kristin Rutledge

    Customer Service, Marketing, Photography, Shipping

    Kristin keeps things moving at Rutledge Jewelers. If you have any questions or place an order, Kristin will correspond with you to make sure we get it right and on time for you.

Production partners

  • Green Certified Refinery

    Richmond, VA

    Metal Refinery and Manufacturer

Shop policies

Last updated on December 28, 2018
Welcome to Rutledge Jewelers! We offer hand forged wedding and fashion rings made from recycled/reclaimed gold and silver. Each ring is custom made to order and can be tailored to fit your needs. We welcome any and all questions and look forward to working with you!

Kristin and David

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
We offer an exchange on any of our items in new and unworn condition within 7 days of receiving the package. However, all of our pieces are custom made to order, and we strive to be sure you get what you are looking for. We cannot accept a return or exchange on a ring that has been altered, resized, engraved, or worked on by another jeweler. If you have any concerns regarding width, thickness, sizing, or how a ring might look with your engagement ring, please discuss these with us prior to ordering.

We are not responsible for rings ordered in the wrong ring size. We use a standard US ring sizing chart. We do offer free resizing within 1/4-1/2 size up or down for most rings depending on what the ring will allow. The customer is responsible for the shipping costs to get the ring back and forth. Due to the unique design of our Infinity ring, this ring cannot be resized. Size differences over 1/2 size are considered an exchange as we will need to make a new ring for you. There is a charge for this, dependent on the item. Engraved rings that need sizing are subject to a re-engraving fee.

We also offer guaranteed delivery, which means, if the package is lost during shipping, we will send out a new ring as quickly as possible. Non-Express international orders should allow ample time for your article to clear customs. Please be familiar your countries customs fees, taxes, and duties.

We cannot accept exchanges on custom made items not listed in our shop.

Rush orders are non-refundable.
Payment
We accept PayPal, credit card, e-check, Etsy Gift Cards, or money order.

All orders must be paid in full before we can begin making them, unless we have set up a payment plan in special circumstances.

If we will be shipping to an address outside of the US, there could be an import duty or tax charged on your purchase. Please note that this is determined by your country’s laws and as we do not assess the tax, are therefore not responsible financially if this occurs.
Shipping
We ship via USPS mail unless another method has been agreed upon between us and the customer. All US and many International packages include a Delivery Confirmation, and we insure every package. We offer upgraded USPS Express shipping if you need to have a guaranteed delivery date and detailed tracking, as in the case of a last minute wedding ring accommodations and rush orders. For all items we allow 3 weeks from order to ship date. If you need something sooner, we can usually work with you to get it there but we require you to upgrade to Express mail. International First Class mail averages about 2 weeks delivery time, but can take up to 1 month to receive, and the buyer is responsible for any import tariffs, taxes, duties, fees and the like. We will replace any item that goes missing or is lost in the mail. A package cannot be announced "lost" until it has been missing a set number of days in accordance with the post office guidelines. This is usually 3 weeks to 1 month. Once your order is ready to ship, we will print the label using the address on your receipt and send you a shipping confirmation to the email address you have on file in your Etsy account. We do offer free resizing within 1/4-1/2 size dependent on what the ring will allow. The service is free, but the customer is responsible for all shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
We STRONGLY suggest getting sized by a professional jeweler before ordering a ring. We are able to make 1/8, 1/4, or 1/2 sizing and a jeweler will be able to provide an accurate size for you. Keep in mind the width of the ring you will be ordering, as wider rings fit tighter than narrow ones. Each ring is custom made to order and we can only resize it about 1/4-1/2 size depending on what the ring will allow. Wide rings (4mm or wider) feel tighter and you should order about 1/8-1/4 size larger than your measurement if you are sized with a narrow ring sizer. Please do not use printable sizers to get your ring size as they have proven to be inaccurate. We use the following ring size conversion chart:
http://www.tradeshop.com/master/sizetablebb.html
and this standard jewelers ring mandrel:
http://www.riogrande.com/Product/Tapered-Ring-Mandrel/112366?Pos=4

All rings 2mm and wider will include a complimentary Appraisal Certificate for your records. All rings 1.5mm and wider will be automatically karat marked.

We hand forge our rings. They are not cast. Therefore, there will be a seam where the ring is soldered, however it is usually hard to see. Each ring is made to order in your size and to your specifications. We do welcome custom orders if you see a ring we make that you would like wider, thicker, or in another type of gold. We are not able to set stones, or recycle gold jewelry into rings.

We offer engraving on rings 2mm and wider. The base price is $20 for up to 10 characters. Once a ring is engraved, it cannot be resized. Please double check your engraving message once you send it to us as we will engrave exactly the way it is denoted within quotation marks. Engraving may add an additional 1-2 days production time to your order.

We are not responsible for International orders that are not picked up from customs. Duties and taxes and the process is the responsibility of the receiver. We will of course work with you and do our part to help you receive the rings.

All of our gold comes from recycled/reclaimed sources through a reputable supplier.