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What’s the difference between carat and karat?

Carat is a unit of weight for measuring gemstones. One carat is equal to 1/5 of a gram. For example, a 5.00 carat sapphire would weigh exactly 1.00 gram. Each carat is divided into 100 parts, often called “points”. Karat indicates the purity of gold. Pure gold is 24 karat. 18 karat is 18/24 or 75% pure gold. Sometimes 18 karat is marked “750”. 14 karat is 14/24 or 58.3% pure gold and is sometimes marked “585.”

Can I get the Ridge RingTM with my choice of gemstones?

Yes, as long as you choose from any combination of diamonds, sapphires or rubies! We created the Ridge Ring(TM)–featuring three gemstones held in place without prongs–to be worn by active people who prefer a graceful yet compact design.

The gemstones that we set in the Ridge RingTM are the three hardest gems available. Each is tough enough to endure the setting process, which includes carefully hammering the metal against each gem.

For the same reason, we set the gemstones in 18 karat yellow gold, platinum or in a two-tone design of 18k gold with platinum, but not in 18 karat white gold or 14 yellow or white gold.

The Ridge RingTM can be set with a variety of gemstone shapes: round, oval, square, rectangular, or soft triangular cuts.

The Ridge RingTM is one of our most durable, popular designs.

Can you restyle my diamond ring?

In addition to designing special pieces for our showroom and clients, redesigning and resetting diamonds, or other precious gems, is an important part of our business. This is a collaborative process, so the best way to proceed with restyling your jewelry is to come to our store to discuss your ideas and see our designs. Our goldsmiths are at work on the premises, in our upstairs studio.

I’m have a hard time getting my ring over my knuckle and when I do it always turns. What can I do?

There are a number of solutions for this problem. Often it requires the installation of a device to allow the ring to clear the knuckle and yet hug the finger. The best thought is to come in to our store to discuss the possible solutions.