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Jewelry Care - Buying Guide
Caring for Your Gold Jewelry
 
  • Gold is lasting and durable, but it can get scratched or dented if treated roughly.
  • Gold's worst enemy is chlorine. Repeated exposure can weaken gold's structure, eventually leading to breakage. Keep your jewelry away from chlorinated cleaning products and out of swimming pools and jacuzzis - hot tubs.
  • Protect your gold jewelry by storing it safely or keeping it wrapped in a soft cloth when not being worn.
  • Clean your gold jewelry with a cleaning solution of sudsy lukewarm water, or bring it to your local jeweler and have it steam-cleaned. Dry and polish jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth after cleaning and rinsing.
  • Keep gold jewelry free from dust, moisture, perspiration and makeup.
  • Always inspect your gold jewelry for weakness or damage and bring it to a professional jeweler for immediate repair. Your jeweler will be able to restore it for you.
  • Text from Jewelers of America Consumer Education Materials.
Caring for Your Sterling Silver Jewelry
 
  • Like Gold, Sterling Silver jewelry is durable and will last but it requires special care as it is a soft metal and it will tarnish. Oxidation and sulfur are the most common causes of the tarnishing of sterling silver jewelry. Something as simple as excessive perspiration will cause tarnishing.
  • It is best to store sterling silver in air tight containers such as plastic zip lock bags with tarnish resistant papers. However keep in mind anything stored for long periods of time will still tarnish. So wear your jewelry. Some experts believe the naturally occurring oils in our skin will help to keep your sterling silver from tarnishing, but keep in mind we also perspire and this perspiration can cause tarnishing.
  • Clean your sterling silver jewelry with a simple polishing cloth. There are also many commercial dips you can purchase at local jewelers but these are for the silver alone, and not the gemstones featured on many silver rings including our Birthstone rings. So be careful when using these dips as they can change the color and luster of many gems. This is why we recommend polishing cloths vs. chemical dips.
  • We recommend as with any jewelry remove if you will be doing heavy work or gardening, cleaning with harsh chemicals, swimming, or getting into a Jacuzzi or hot tub. Sterling silver is soft and will scratch, be careful what items you wear next to your silver rings to ensure they are not scratching each other.
Cleaning and Care Guidelines
 

Keeping jewelry in good condition is relatively easy but does require a little bit of work. Please use the following as a guideline and feel free to email customer support if you have any questions:

  1. Remove all jewelry whether gold or sterling silver when you plan on bathing, swimming, getting into a hot tub, washing dishes, or other activities where your hands will have prolonged contact with water. Water contains chlorine which will corrode metals, causing tarnishing or discoloration. Ocean water contains salt which can also damage the metals.
  2. Remove all jewelry when you will be doing heavy work with your hands, i.e weight lifting or gardening. This will help prevent scratches or bends.
  3. Try to limit the amount of chemicals you use while wearing your jewelry. Colognes, perfumes, soaps, and creams all have the potential to react with your metal.
  4. All jewelry will need occasional cleaning local jewelry stores carry a wide range of products.
  5. Once a year we are happy to clean and polish all items purchased from us. All we ask is for you to cover the shipping charges. Please contact customer support for more details.
  6. When not being worn store your jewelry in a cool, dry environment. We send all our items in ring boxes that work well for storage.
  7. Sterling Silver jewelry will tarnish. There is nothing you can do to prevent it but it is very easy to clean. We recommend polishing cloths. You can purchase one directly from us here: Polishing Cloth or at your local jewelry store.
Helpful resources
  Click on the links below for helpful information:

http://www.theassayoffice.com/

Gemological Institute of America

Buying Gemstones and Jewels with Confidence

Jewelery Buyers Guide

Jewelers Vigilance Committee


What is my ring size?
 
We have several options for determining your ring size...

1. The fastest and most accurate way for you to determine your ring size is to visit your local jeweler and have them measure your finger. This is the only way to be sure you are getting the size you need.

2. Order a Ring Gauge, we can mail to you so you can measure your finger in the comfort of your own home! Click here to order your own gauge.

Below is a ring size conversion chart. We offer this as a guideline only, and cannot be held responsible for any errors if you choose to use this to purchase your ring. We strongly recommend you have your finger professionally measured to avoid any problems.

Please also note some of our rings are wide and you need to take into consideration the wider the band the tighter it will feel on your finger.

While we list the sizes for your reference our rings are made standard in and whole sizes. sizes are considered a custom or special order and need to be special ordered. However most people can order the up or down depending on how you like to wear your jewelry.

US Size

Dia. -inch

Dia. in MM

Metric -MM

British / Australia

French

German

Japanese

Swiss

2

0.52

13.21

41.5

D

41 1/2

13 1/2

2

1 1/2

2 1/4

-

13.41

42.1

D 1/2

-

-

2 1/2

0.536

13.61

42.7

E

42 3/4

13 3/4

3

2 3/4

2 3/4

-

13.83

43.4

E 1/2

-

-

3

0.553

14.05

44

F

44

14

4

4

3 1/8

-

14.15

44.3

F 1/2

-

-

3 1/4

-

14.25

44.6

-

-

-

3 3/8

-

14.36

44.9

G

45 1/4

-

5

5 1/4

3 1/2

0.569

14.45

45.2

-

-

14 1/2

3 5/8

-

14.56

45.6

G 1/2

-

6

3 3/4

-

14.65

45.9

H

46 1/2

6 1/2

4

0.585

14.86

46.5

H 1/2

-

15

7

4 1/4

-

15.04

47.1

I

47 3/4

7 3/4

4 1/2

0.601

15.27

47.8

I 1/2

-

15 1/4

8

4 5/8

-

15.4

48.1

J

49

15 1/2

9

4 3/4

-

15.53

48.4

-

-

5

0.618

15.7

49

J 1/2

-

15 3/4

9

5 1/8

-

15.8

49.3

K

50

10

5 1/4

-

15.9

49.6

-

-

5 3/8

-

16

50

K 1/2

-

10

5 1/2

0.634

16.1

50.3

L

51 3/4

16

11 3/4

5 3/4

-

16.3

50.9

-

-

5 7/8

-

16.41

51.3

L 1/2

-

6

0.65

16.51

51.5

M

52 3/4

16 1/2

12

12 3/4

6 1/4

-

16.71

52.2

M 1/2

-

6 1/2

0.666

16.92

52.8

N

54

17

13

14

6 3/4

-

17.13

53.4

N 1/2

-

7

0.683

17.35

54

O

55 1/4

17 1/4

14

15 1/4

7 1/4

-

17.45

54.7

O 1/2

-

7 1/2

0.699

17.75

55.3

P

56 1/2

17 3/4

15

16 1/2

7 3/4

-

17.97

55.9

P 1/2

-

8

0.716

18.19

56.6

Q

57 3/4

18

16

17 3/4

8 1/4

-

18.35

57.2

Q 1/2

-

8 1/2

0.732

18.53

57.8

-

-

18 1/2

17

8 5/8

-

18.61

58.4

R

59

19

8 3/4

-

18.69

58.4

-

-

8 7/8

-

18.8

59

R 1/2

-

9

0.748

18.89

59.1

-

-

19

18

9 1/8

-

19.1

59.4

S

60 1/4

20 1/4

9 1/4

-

19.22

59.7

-

-

9 3/8

-

19.31

60

S 1/2

-

9 1/2

0.764

19.41

60.3

-

-

19 1/2

19

9 5/8

-

19.51

60.6

T

61 1/2

21 1/2

9 3/4

-

19.62

60.9

-

-

10

0.781

19.84

61.6

T 1/2

-

20

20

10 1/4

-

20.02

62.2

U

62 3/4

21

22 3/4

10 1/2

0.797

20.2

62.8

U 1/2

-

20 1/4

22

10 5/8

-

20.32

63.1

V

63

23 3/4

10 3/4

-

20.44

63.5

-

-

11

0.814

20.68

64.1

V 1/2

-

20 3/4

23

11 1/8

-

20.76

64.3

W

65

25

11 1/4

-

20.85

64.7

-

-

11 3/8

-

20.94

65

W 1/2

-

11 1/2

-

21.08

65.3

-

-

21

24

11 5/8

0.83

21.18

65.7

X

66 1/4

26 1/4

11 3/4

-

21.24

66

-

-

11 7/8

-

21.3

66.3

X 1/2

-

12

0.846

21.49

66.6

Y

67 1/2

21 1/4

25

27 1/2

12 1/4

-

21.69

67.2

Y 1/2

-

12 1/2

0.862

21.89

67.9

Z

68 3/4

21 3/4

26

28 3/4

12 3/4

-

22.1

68.5

Z 1/2

-

13

0.879

22.33

69.1

-

-

22

27

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