Sizes below are a generic guide and each diamond has it's own specific dimensions.
Diamonds are H VS non certified. Certified diamonds can be supplied and are typically slightly more. I wouldn't recommend a certified diamond below 0.60ct. It's not like you are buying it for a long term investment and planning on selling it in a few years.The subject of certified diamonds is (in my opinion) somewhat of a marketing tool to a degree, so don't get carried away spending money on a certificate on small stones. Feel free to have a chat with me about this subject if it pleases you.
Set in a rubover setting atop a 4mm wide star ring shank.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for creation of your ring.
Once made, shipping is 1-2 working days and 3-10 working days for international delivery.
Once made your item will be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery. A tracked and insured service.
The first thing to mention is that it is so difficult to convey the true colour of a metal by photograph, and through so many different monitors, TV’s and mobile devices. The best way is to see them in person to compare. The next thing to mention, is that there are hundreds of recipes for making up precious metal alloys. So there isn’t only one colour for white gold, red gold and yellow gold. All I can talk about here, is the specific alloys that I use. In addition, not all metals that you see are natural, that is to say, they might have been plated to enhance their colour.
It is best to see these metals in person, to be able to compare their hues in natural light.
High Polish and Brushed Satin Finish
Every metal can be finished with either a high polish or a brushed satin finish.
The high polish surface is simply devoid of any scratches. You can see your reflection in it and therefore resembles a mirror surface.
The brushed satin finish is the opposite. It has a series of microscopically small scratches. These brushed scratches scatter the light and you therefore do not get a reflection.
There is not such thing as the best finish, just personal preference of which one you prefer.
Sterling Silver (Above) is an alloy where the elements silver and copper are added together, as silver on its own is too soft. The copper makes the resulting mix a little stronger.
925 parts of silver are mixed with 75 parts copper.
This is the whitest of all the white metals. It is also the softest of all the white metals.
It will readily tarnish (go grey and/or black). This can happen naturally or can happen quickly if certain chemicals are involved. (Swimming pools, jacuzzi’s or some beauty products can achieve this)
9k Gold -White
Shown here in the middle of the picture above.
Not all white golds are equally white. There are variations of white gold from as “white as is chemically possible” to whiteish (that is to say it has a distinct cream colour but isn’t actually yellow gold. This is somewhat confusing.
You will find that the cheaper whit egold alloys to make are actually a cream colour. These are then typically rhodium plated. The rhodium is a covering that hides the cream colour temporarily and makes the item very white. This is to hide the fact that a cheaper alloy was used and it a widespread practice on the high street where profit is king and not the consumer !!!!!
I use a high white gold alloy. As white as chemically possible, yet it has a slight cream tint. It doesn’t require rhodium plating but will never be as white as sterling silver.
9k Gold -Yellow
A yellow gold alloy (Above on left) is made with a mixture of copper and other white metals such as silver and zinc.
9k is required to have 375 parts gold and 625 parts other alloying metals. Depending what other metals are added, you end up with either red gold, yellow gold or white gold. Therefore there are litterally thousands of recipes for making 9k golds. So you may well find a subtle difference between 9k golds, depending which bullion house made them.
9k Gold -Red (also called pink or rose)
9k Red Gold (Above on left) There are only two non-white metals in the periodic table. Gold and copper. All other metals are white or whiteish or grey.
So to make yellow gold into a red gold (also called rose or pink) you need to add a higher percentage of copper.
Less copper and more white metal in the mix, will produce a yellow gold.
Above is a comparison of the white metals.
None have been rhodium plated, so will be the same colour today, tomorrow and 20 years from now.
It is still hard to capture the true tonal difference of the different white metals in a photo, let alone how that picture displays on umpteen different phones, tablets and monitors.
Sterling silver is the whitest. 9k white gold has a soft warm light cream tone. Palladium, 18k white gold and platinum are difficult to tell apart. They all have a colder steely grey tone.
(Above) A fairly new metal to the consumer but not new to the jewellery industry. First discovered in its own right as an element back in 1900, but it then took 10 years to convince the world that it was an element and not a naturally ocurring alloy of platinum.
It sits above platinum on the periodic table and inbetween silver and rhodium.
The 1974 UK hallmarking act stated that only precious metals of silver, gold or platinum had to be hallmarked. Palladium was increasingly used as a white metal in the early 2000’s and saw the Assay offices losing income as more and more items were being made form palladium.
So Jan 1st 2010, they changed the law, so palladium is now treated as silver, gold and platinum and requires hallmarking.
It is slightly heavier than 9k and has a cold soft grey tone.
It is typically made in an alloy of 950 parts palladium and 50 parts other metal.
18k Gold - White
(Above) 18k Gold has to have 750 parts gold and 250 parts other alloying metal.
Like 9k golds, depending what metals you add to the mix, you get either white gold, yellow gold or red gold.
An 18k gold made with silver, zinc and other cheap white metals will actually be creamy in colour. It will require rhodium plating to make it whiter. This cheaper alloy is often used by high street chains.
A whiter alloy can be achieved using palladium. Known as a high palladium white alloy. It borrows the cold steely grey tone of the palladium. It is not as white as sterling silver, but does not require rhodium plating and will not turn yellow over time.
18k Gold - Yellow
(Above) All 18k gold alloys have to have a minimum of 750 parts gold. 250 parts other metals.
Ths is the standard yellow gold alloy of the UK. Slightly more yellow than the 9k version as it has twice the gold content.
18k Gold - Red ( also called rose or pink)
(Above) This alloy of gold simply has a higher percentage of copper ‘versus’ the yellow gold alloy
A lovely colour but not as fashionable as it use to be, but certainly on its way back.
(Above) The rarest of the bunch.
You have to remove 10 times the volume of earth as you do for gold. It is not only rarer but more costly to mine.
It is harder to work and take s a jeweller longer and requires specialist tools to melt, solder and work with it.
It is inert and will never tarnish. Typically a platinum alloy is 950 parts platinum and 50 parts other white metals.
It is the densest metal and therefore the heaviest. Volume for volume, it is twice as heavy as sterling silver.
It has a steely grey colour, quite hard to tell the difference between this and palladium.
It is the best metal to make rings or settings from, as it does not wear away. It has a clay-like cloying quality which means it hangs on to itself. In comparison to the other precious metals which will happily be worn away and leave trace amounts of themselves on other objects.
I am registered at the London Assay Office.
UK law requires an item made in precious metal to be hallmarked. Specifically if it is heavier than 7.78g in silver, 1g in gold and palladium and 0.5g in platinum.
It is over 700 years old and means that a UK piece of jewellery has been independantly tested and marked. It is your peace of mind that is is genuine. Other countries rely on the maker to mark their own jewellery. That is obviously open to some abuse. Be cautious when buying jewellery abroad.
A hallmark will typically have several marks. The maker, the metal, the place of hallmarking, the year.
I commissioned Chris to make two rings for me, and I cannot thank him enough for the whole process from start to finish. The rings were designed to be worn together, stacked, and engraved inside with names, dates and words special to me. Chris created my imagined rings faultlessly; they are delicate, elegant, discreet, totally unique and very comforting to wear.
Chris is a 'real find'. I've already bought a memorial ashes necklace from him, but decided I'd like another one in a different design and colour. I chose an open heart in red set with my husband's ashes. It arrived yesterday, well ahead of the time frame given when ordering. It's absolutely beautiful and looks stunning on, and unbeknown to Chris ...
I have just received my beautiful ring this morning. I chose Chris after seeing the 5 star reviews. I wanted a piece of jewellery containing my partners ashes which would help me to feel close to him. I had the ring engraved with the title of "our song" . I didn't expect it to come before Christmas so it feels like a present from my partner.
I spent a long time looking for someone to make this very special jewellery after I lost my Dad. I chose Chris based on the reviews but also the personal service and beautiful designs that he offered. I wasn’t disappointed, the communication was excellent throughout and the pieces were delivered within the time window that he estimated.
How much ashes do you need to make a piece of jewellery?
One teaspoons' worth of ash is required.
A little ash goes a long way. We ask for a teaspoon's worth of cremation ash, we won't use it all and we return all unused ash. Read more here. We only actually need a pinch but we can select the best ashes for your piece. The ashes will contain different colors and grain sizes, so it can be helpful to be able to choose the ones that will look best in your jewelry. We will return all unused ash
When you order I will send you a small pack for some ash, which will include a biodegrable bamboo spoon
Use one heaped teaspoons' worth of ash.
Be careful not to spill the ashes. Don't do this in a draught.
If you have any questions, just give me a shout.
Once you have the ashes safely in the pack, pop them into the pre-paid envelope and simply post them to me. You are more than welcome to bring them in person.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind when ordering cremation jewelry:
The cost of cremation jewelry varies depending on the materials used and the complexity of the design.
Your commission is handmade from scratch just for you, naturally this will take a little time to accomplish
It is important to choose a reputable jewelry maker who uses high-quality materials and has a good reputation.(like me !)
Some jewellery companies offer to turn a piece around in a few days. Sadly I am in great demand and we are currently looking at 4 - 5 months for completion on new orders.
Cremation jewelry is a beautiful way to remember your loved one. It is a personal and meaningful way to keep them close to you always.
Where can I get ashes made into a necklace or jewellery?
Here. I can make your very special cremation ash necklace, ring or piece of special jewellery.
I work for clients all around the world. You can make an appointment and come visit or simply order from my website or via e-mail or phone
I have hundreds of designs on this website or you can commission your own idea in any precious metal. I can also recycle your own old jewellery into a new piece with cremation ashes added.
How much does it cost to have ashes made into jewellery?
£90 to £3,000 or more.
I make a wide range of cremation ash jewellery. I make cremation ash beads, charms, rings, pendants, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more.
I make all my items in 925 sterling silver, solid 9k golds (white gold, rose gold, yellow gold), 18k golds (white gold, rose gold, yellow gold) and platinum.
Some of my designs are set with gemstones both precious like emeralds, diamonds, sapphires and rubies. Also no precious like amethyst, topaz and cubic zirconia. In fact I can supply and set any gemstone.
All my pieces on my website are priced please have a look around.
Really simple, place your order on my website as the easiest way. We will send you an ash pack if your are ordering a cremation ash piece. If you are after a bespoke piece or want to do it over the phone, you can phone to place your order.
How much ashes do you need to make a diamond?
One teaspoon's worth of ashes is required to make most cremation ash jewellery.
There are four main techniques used in the creation of jewellery. Making diamonds from ash is one, but they can also be added to resin, glass and the metal itself.
Making diamonds from cremation ashes, whilst technically possible is sadly being offered by companies that probably don't actually provide the service. Instead they sell you a regular diamond at an inflated price.
So it is very much a case of "buyer beware" when it comes to diamonds from ashes.
The biggest "tell" for a company NOT making diamonds from your ashes, is that their website will be super vague as to where their machine is and there will be no pictures/videos of it or the lab. Just please be super cautious.
Personally I do not know of a single company that I can hand on heart vouch for.
How much ashes do you need to make a ring?
One teaspoons' worth of ash is required.
In truth most ash ring designs only require a pinch. Therefore a teaspoon's worth of ash will be enough to make a dozen rings.
We ask for a teaspoons' worth of cremation ashes so that we can select the most suitable pieces to include for your ash ring design.
All unused ash is naturally returned to you when your cremation ashes ring is complete.