.50ct round cut wine red garnet solitaire ring. The stone is a 5.5mm lively natural wine red stone set into a Argentium sterling silver band with an 8 prong setting. The band is hand forged with a gentle concave dip extending down from the stone in tarnish resistant argentium sterling silver. Band is mirror polished to perfection! All my prong settings are hand made by me with tiny saws, files, and a lot of care and patience. The ring is currently size 6 but can be resized.
Why buy forged metal? Cast rings are full of tiny voids and the crystal of the metal structure is inconsistent. If you look at it under a microscope, you will see a mixture of large and small crystal structures. When a billet of metal is forged, this crystal structure is compressed into a uniform size and arrangement, eliminating any weaknesses and the potential for cracking. Cast rings are cheaper, but forged rings are made to last.
All of my silver and solders are alloyed by me from fine silver bullion and pure copper so there are no toxic "mystery metals" in my jewelry. Every item is hand forged from molten metal by traditional hammer and anvil methods. The only 2 things on my workbench that a roman silversmith would not recognize are a torch and an Ipod................
I offer a limited lifetime (the limit is my lifetime :-) and I have a lot of good years left)service guarantee. If you lose or break a stone I will be happy to replace it for the price (the price I pay) for the stone and shipping.
I normally use insured International Economy Shipping which is 2-3 weeks to the US. Express shipping is available in shipping options. Express usually arrives in a week to the US.
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1-2 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
I can generally resize the ring and have it shipped within 1 business day.