Pearls add instant classic elegance to an engagement ring. Create a unique look with pearl as the star of the show, or add a distinctive twist to your ring with a pearl halo or accents.
Discuss design ideas, options, budget, with a dedicated jewelry consultant - your guide to the custom experience.
See sketches and concept art designed just for you by our talented artists.
Visualize your piece with high resolution 3D renderings, and we'll adjust every detail until you tell us it's perfect.
Receive your custom ring, with the assurance it's been made to wear and last a lifetime.
Have a look at a few of our recent pearl designs to get inspired.
Pearl is among the softest gems, making it a risky choice for a daily wear ring. You might prefer to include them in a supporting role, where they'll be a bit less at risk and the occasional need for repair or replacement will be more subtle.
Is pearl a good choice for an engagement ring?
Pearl is one of the softest gems (around 3-4 on the Mohs scale). That means it's quite a bit softer than the quartz particles that are commonly found in household dust. And that makes it more likely to wear out with daily wear, picking up scratches over time and even running the risk of cracking, breaking or falling off. So, it’s a riskier choice, but does that make it a poor choice? Not necessarily. There's really no substitute for the unique luster and sheen of pearl, so for those who love that look, there isn't a more durable alternative. Which means it can be the right choice, and a very meaningful choice, for an engagement ring. But we believe it's really important to understand the risks when choosing pearl.
The great news is that many types of pearl are relatively inexpensive. Even a really rare pearl will cost far less than more traditional choices like diamond, sapphire, or ruby. If you're comfortable with the idea of replacing the center stone if it wears out or breaks over time, the maintenance costs can be very reasonable. But for some, the idea of losing and replacing stones in an engagement ring is very unappealing. For those customers, we'd steer away from pearl, or suggest a middle ground that sets smaller pearl accents around a more durable center stone.
So, is pearl a good choice for an engagement ring? For some, it absolutely is! And you can care for the ring in a way that will make it less likely to wear out. Every piece of fine jewelry requires care and maintenance. Your pearl ring may just require a little more.
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 gems 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 gemstone, whether it's budget, origin, size, color, or simply the overall look. With that in mind, we research and prepare a set of options that we think would work for you. Some come from our curated collection, others from a network of trusted suppliers, and in some cases, we may opt to have an expert lapidary custom cut your gem. You'll make the final decision on the option that best meets your needs, and we'll make sure you have everything you need to make the best choice.
Our primary goal with gemstones is transparency. The center stone is an essential part of the look of your ring and it can be a big financial decision. Trust is built on honest communication, so we work hard to give you all the information you need to make a confident 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.