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Custom Rose Cut Ruby Oval and 14k Yellow Gold and New Rain Engagement Rings

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Elizabeth Scott | 0 Comments

There's been some interest in the Rain design as a wedding or engagement ring, so here it it is a new 2 mm (3.5 mm at top) width, in 14k yellow gold. I think it would be a nice design for anyone who really doesn't like the idea of a stone, or wants something a little bit less traditional. And I love this custom rose cut ruby oval ring in 14k yellow gold. I'm trying to find a source for more of the rubies in this size. It's natural, with nice color variation and a beautiful cut. Hopefully I can find some more!

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White Metals for Wedding Bands: 14k Palladium White Gold, Sterling Silver, Palladium or Platinum?

Posted on June 09, 2012 by esdesign | 1 Comment

I just took a photo for a customer trying to decide between 14k palladium white gold, palladium, and platinum, and thought I'd post them here. It shows the colors (metals are from Hoover and Strong) but there are other qualities to consider, mostly durability. Sterling silver is the lightest metal in color, but it does tarnish (it can be easily polished bright again) and is the softest one. Gold is more durable, followed by palladium and platinum. In terms of price, sterling silver is the least expensive, followed by palladium, then gold and platinum. Palladium is being used more in wedding rings. I think its slightly darker gray color provides a nice contrast with white stones like moissanite and diamond.

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Gold Colors

Posted on March 17, 2012 by esdesign | 0 Comments

Here's a useful color chart of some of the metals I use in my work. Alloys are certified recycled from Hoover and Strong.

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