Of all gemstones, turquoise may be the most connected with the earth. From nature-inspired engagement rings to southwestern designs, from Native American jewelry to BoHo Chic rings, the beautiful blue-green and intricate veining of this December birthstone will make a bold statement in your ring.
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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.
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.
Is turquoise durable enough for an engagement ring? What is turquoise matrix? 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.
Here are a few engagement rings we designed for our customers, showcasing turquoise as a center stone or a prominent accent. Get inspired and send us a message when you're ready to start designing your own ring.
What is turquoise matrix?
Turquoise is a beautiful mineral with a distinctive greenish blue hue, and has been popular in jewelry for just about as long as people have been wearing jewelry. It forms slowly in nature from a host rock. As turquoise forms, some of the host material may remain, resulting in turquoise formations that carry veins of a host stone throughout. This web-like network of contrasting color is referred to as turquoise matrix. It comes in a broad range of colors, since turquoise can form in various host stones, including black, brown, silver, white, and gold. Some colors are characteristic of specific mines or geographic regions.
Some consider matrix an imperfection, and prefer the pure color of turquoise for their rings. Many others love turquoise specifically because of the distinctive look and color contrast of a turquoise matrix. And both the turquoise and any veining come in a range of styles and colors, so we encourage customers to tell our gem experts what characteristics they're looking for, so we can find the perfect turquoise.
Is turquoise durable enough for an engagement ring?
Like opal and moonstone, turquoise is a more delicate gem. And, because turquoise can form on (and include, in its matrix) a broad range of other stones, the durability of turquoise gemstones can vary quite a bit. Most turquoise will wear relatively well in a ring, but should be treated gently and may require a bit more care. There's a higher chance of damage to the stone, and it's reasonable to expect that you will replace the center stone from time to time. For many customers, the unique appearance of turquoise and its affordable price, make this a perfectly acceptable trade-off. Others prefer a more durable center stone they can expect to wear for a lifetime, but choose to include turquoise in the design as an accent stone. While accent gems are still at risk of damage, some find it easier to plan for repair or replacement of accent gems as part of routine maintenance on the ring.
How long does a project take?
Typically, your custom piece will be in your hands 2-4 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 2-4 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.