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Gemstone Engagement Rings

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Show Your True Colors

Not into the whole diamond thing? No problem. We have more colors than crayola! Vibrant blue sapphires. Lush green emeralds. Striking red rubies. Perfect pink morganites. A diamond isn't the only option for creating a beautiful engagement ring.

The Custom Experience

Talk About It

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Discuss design ideas, options, and budget with a dedicated jewelry consultant - your guide to the custom experience.

Get It Designed

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See sketches and concept art designed just for you by our jewelry artists.

See It Come To Life

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Visualize your ring with high resolution 3D renderings. We'll adjust every detail until you tell us it looks perfect.

Treasure It

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Receive your custom ring, with the assurance it's been made to wear and last a lifetime.

We believe in lots and lots of hand-holding.

Our team of design consultants helps you figure out the details, explains your options, and guides you through each step of designing a custom engagement ring.

You don’t have to know what you want. Just what you like.

Our artists create design sketches and detailed 3D renderings to capture your vision in a perfect and personal design. And we'll tweak the details until you say it's exactly right.

We’re the experts, so you don’t have to be.

Does emerald look good with rose gold? Is opal too soft for daily wear? What's the most durable lavender gemstone? Don't worry, we've got this. We'll make sure you know what matters and what doesn't, and we'll create the perfect ring. Together.

Great value doesn't mean great sacrifice.

Get exactly the ring you want for the price of something off the shelf. We make custom accessible for any budget.

A Gem To Tell Your Love Story

Every gem brings with it a ton of symbolism. You might choose a birthstone, opt for a gem mined in your home state, or simply pick her favorite color. Think beyond the diamond and choose a center stone that brings an element of you and your relationship into your ring.

Alexandrite

A relatively newly discovered and extremely rare gem, alexandrite is considered a symbol of fortune and good luck. With its constantly changing colors, it’s a reminder that life is not always what it seems to be. Alexandrite is one of the birthstones for June.

Amethyst

Amethyst has been set in religious and royal jewelry for centuries. Once considered as equal in value to ruby, emerald, and sapphire, it’s the stone of St. Valentine, and symbolizes faithful love. Amethyst is the February birthstone.

Aquamarine

Its name deriving from the Latin phrase "aqua marinus," meaning "water of the sea," aquamarines represent calm waves and crystal blue water. They’re believed to encourage inner peace and soothing thoughts. Aquamarine is the March birthstone.

Citrine

Sporting an earthy yellow-orange color, citrine has grown in popularity in recent years as brides opt for nature-inspired engagement ring designs. Citrine is thought to symbolize empowerment and authority. Citrine is one of the birthstones for November

Emerald

Prized by cultures for over 6000 years, ancients associated Emeralds with Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, and believed wearing it would protect lovers from unfaithfulness. Also associated with growth and rebirth, emeralds are said to contain "all the green in nature." Emerald is the May birthstone.

Garnet

Among the most structurally complex gems in the world, garnets are normally renowned for their dark red color, but can actually be found in many colors. Garnets are a symbol of heart and commitment, and have been given as a token of love for thousands of years. Garnet is the January birthstone.

Moonstone

With its shimmering blue and white colors, ancient cultures associated this feldspar gem with the moon, some claiming that the stone was formed from moonbeams.

Morganite

An extremely popular stone, morganite’s faded pink hues give any engagement ring a vintage aesthetic. Discovered in 1910, morganite is called "the stone of divine love," and is considered incredibly rare.

Onyx

Black onyx has long been a symbol of protection and security. It’s also believed to be a defense against negativity, absorbing bad energy to keep it away from the wearer.

Opal

Containing all the colors of the rainbow, opal is celebrated as a symbol of hope. An opaque stone, it’s unique among gemstones in that its impurities are what make it beautiful and give each stone its distinct character. Opal is one of the birthstones for October.

Pearl

This iridescent gem is perennially popular, and lends an instantly classic look to your ring. Natural pearls are formed by mollusks and are extremely rare, but cultivated pearls make this gem readily available in milky white, Tahitian black, and various other shades. Pearl is one of the birthstones for June.

Peridot

Called the "gem of the sun" by the ancient Egyptians, who valued it for its bright olive colors, this vivacious gemstone is associated with truth and faithfulness. Peridot is the birthstone for August.

Ruby

One of the most sought-after gemstones throughout history, rubies have long been seen as the gem of passion, love, and courage. Deep red rubies are among the rarest gems known to man. Ruby is July's birthstone.

Sapphire

With a resurgence in popularity (due in no small part to the royal family’s taste in engagement rings), sapphires are incredibly beautiful, valuable, and durable. They can be found in many colors, but rich, velvety blue sapphires are popular and highly coveted. Sapphire is the birthstone for September.

Tanzanite

Named after its African country of origin, this gem can be deep blue or violet-bluet and is only found in a tiny region of the world. Legend has it that all tanzanite was created by a single lightning strike. Discovered just over 50 years ago, it’s considered 1000x more rare than diamond. Tanzanite is one of the birthstones for December.

Topaz

This durable gem is most popular in shades of blue, but can be found in a broad range of colors, from the highly valued natural peach-orange shades of imperial topaz to the quirky rainbow blend of man-made mystic topaz. Topaz is one of the birthstones for November.

Tourmaline

A gem that's hard enough for daily wear and known for its vivid, saturated colors, pink and green being the most popular. Other notable colors include the uniquely bright electric neon blue of Paraiba tourmaline and the beautiful green and pink color blend of bi-color watermelon tourmaline. Tourmaline is one of the birthstones for October.

Turquoise

From ancient Egyptians to native American tribes to modern jewelry designers, turquoise has remained fashionable as a jewelry gem. The blue green gem, sometimes speckled or veined, is thought to protect its wearer and symbolizes hope. Turquoise is one of the birthstones for December.

A Rainbow of Gem Colors

Looking for a green gem? Certainly, emerald is a great choice, but tsavorite garnet and green sapphire are stunning options, too. Thinking red? Ruby is wonderful, but how about spinel or garnet? There are just so many beautiful options. Check out a few of our recent designs from across the gem color spectrum.

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Alexandrite Engagement Rings

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Amethyst Engagement Rings

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Aquamarine Engagement Rings

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Citrine Engagement Rings

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Emerald Engagement Rings

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Garnet Engagement Rings

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Morganite Engagement Rings

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Moonstone Engagement Rings

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Opal Engagement Rings

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Pearl Engagement Rings

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Peridot Engagement Rings

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Ruby Engagement Rings

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Sapphire Engagement Rings

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Topaz Engagement Rings

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What Our Customers Say

We were able to take a crude idea I had for a ring, along with a rough sketch, and turn that into perfection. Each step of the way there was excellent communication. Every time I had a new tweak it was implemented into the 3D design. When I needed to see different cuts of the center stone, different angles, they were prompt with their responses. The speed and timeliness had the ring in my hand well ahead of schedule, roughly in 6 week's time. Absolutely recommended.

- Donald C.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a project take?

Typically, your custom piece will be in your hands 2-3 weeks after we've finalized your design. However, because each project is different, the time it takes to complete your project may vary. Here's a rough breakdown of how long each part of our process takes:

Design: As long as it takes for you to tell us it's perfect

When it comes to creating your design, we'll work at your pace. Some customers only need to exchange a few messages with us - we'll often be ready to make their piece within a few days. Others may prefer to design and iterate with us over many weeks, or even months.

Production: Approximately 2 weeks

Once you've approved a design, we'll manufacture your piece, finishing all the details by hand. When it's ready, we'll send you photographs of your finished piece so you can give us your seal of approval before we ship it to you.

Shipping: 1-3 days (domestic), Approximately 1 week (international)

We offer free shipping within the US via FedEx or USPS, and we ship international packages via DHL Worldwide Express, one of the fastest services available. Depending on location, international shipments can sometimes be delayed by local customs for inspection, which can extend the delivery time.

How much will my ring cost?

In general, our custom rings are the same price as similar rings off-the-shelf ('similar' meaning a comparable selection of metals and gemstones used, which are the biggest factors in price). Our aim is to make high-quality custom designs accessible to everyone.

Each ring we produce starts off as a brand new concept. Because of that, it’s difficult to know how much a piece is going to cost without knowing a bit more about the idea you have in mind.

The easiest way to figure out how much your ring will cost is to start a consultation with us and let our team know what you're looking for - we can provide an estimate with only a few details.

When do I get to see a design? Do I have to pay first?

There's no charge to discuss your design, and price out options with our team. In many cases, our jewelry designers will also create artistic sketches of our design concepts for your piece. We request a deposit prior to producing 3D models and renderings of your design and that deposit goes toward the final cost of producing your piece.

Where do your gemstones come from? Can I browse your inventory?

Unlike most jewelers, we don't keep a huge inventory of gems. Since every piece we make is custom, we prefer to source each stone individually, to suit the design and the specific needs of each customer.

As with the rest of our design process, our team will guide you through the gem selection process. We start by figuring out what's important to you in a center stone, whether it's budget, origin, size, or simply the overall look. As part of this process, we help you understand important details like durability, price, and overall appearance. Once we know what we're looking for, we'll research and prepare a set of options, or we'll work with our expert cutters to design and custom cut the perfect stone for you.

Do you offer lab-created gems?

Absolutely! A lab-created sapphire, ruby, or alexandrite can be a great choice, both as a budget choice and for those who prefer a ring with no connection to the gem mining process. We're happy to talk you through the trade-offs, and to show you both mined and lab-created gems.

What's the best gem for a center stone? Shouldn't I get a diamond?

In some ways, both the easiest and hardest question to answer. Diamonds have been (and continue to be) by far the most popular center stone for an engagement ring. A lot of this stems from some really effective advertising that dates back to the middle of the 20th century. But diamonds are extremely durable, and they're undeniably bright, brilliant and beautiful. So diamonds are a fantastic choice, and we source and set more diamond center stones than any other gem.

That said, it's worth exploring your options! Colored gemstones are often more affordable than diamonds and many are far more rare. And they offer a ton of colorful, creative design options that may not be available with diamonds. Often, a combination is actually your best option. For example, a ring that features a diamond center stone and uses colored gemstone accents to bring a bright, colorful, personal element into the design. Or, conversely, a gemstone ring that uses a halo of diamonds or accents on the band to add sparkle around the vibrant color of the gem.

Looking for a bit more of a recommendation on a colored gem? OK, twist our arms and we'll pitch you sapphire. It's an incredibly durable gem, it's been a popular center stone for centuries, and it's available in so many different colors, from the iconic blue to orange, purple, yellow, pink, green, and many shades in between. Oh, and in its red form it's called a ruby. And for those looking for a bit of public reassurance, a couple recent royal rings (Princess Kate's blue sapphire, Princess Eugenie's peach-pink padparadscha) can offer a helpful confidence boost that sapphires are a wonderful choice.

Do you offer a warranty?

We stand behind our jewelry 100% and we offer a comprehensive set of warranties so that you can purchase with confidence.

Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

We guarantee our workmanship and take responsibility for any structural defects.

Certificate of Authenticity

All the materials (metals, diamonds, and gemstones) we sell are authentic and properly specified in your proposal agreement.

Accent Stone Loss Warranty

If any small accent gems (<$100 value) break or fall out of their settings in the first year after we create the ring or within a year of us performing maintenance on the ring, we’ll replace them free of charge.

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