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RING GUIDE

Here are some simple steps to make purchasing your wedding rings, a little bit easier!

STEP 1 - HAVE YOUR FINGER MEASURED
STEP 2 - CHOOSING THE RIGHT METALS
STEP 3 - DECIDING WHICH RING WIDTH
STEP 4 - ADDING A STONE
STEP 5 - PERSONNAL ENGRAVING
STEP 6 - PURCHASING
STEP 7 - RECEIVING YOUR RINGS

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STEP 1 - HAVE YOUR FINGER MEASURED

Firstly, you will need to find out your ring size.

To do this we recommend that you visit a local jeweller who will have all the equipment necessary to find your exact size.

Some things to remember are:

Make sure you measure the finger you will wear your ring on {usually the left hand} as your size is normally larger on the hand you write with!

Mention to the jeweller the kind of ring width you are considering, as a wider band will feel tighter than a thin band.

Wedding rings should fit securely, and you should have to twist or wiggle the ring to be able to remove it. If the ring comes off without doing this, then it is too loose.

Your fingers usually swell up {sometimes one size larger} when you feel hot, and reduce in size when you are cool. This swelling also happens in the morning when you wake up. Be sure to measure your finger when you are neither too hot nor too cold.

* INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
We use UK, US or EURO ring sizes only.
For other nationality sizes, it is best to email us with the EXACT internal diameter {in millimeters} of a ring that fits you, and we will make to the same measurement.
For instance, as UK size J = 15.56mm. A jeweller will have a guage to be able to do this for you. Always bear in mind that the width {or height} of the ring will make a difference to the fit, so measure a ring which is a similar width as the one you would like to order.

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STEP 2 - CHOOSING THE RIGHT METALS

Once you know your sizes, the next thing to decide is which metals you would like.
Here is a brief outline of the different metals we use...

9ct Gold

This is a gold alloy, that means that it is part pure gold, mixed with other metals to make it harder {pure gold is too soft for most jewellery}.
9ct Gold is Hallmarked by the UK Government, with the symbol of a crown {gold mark} and the numbers 375 {meaning 37.5% gold}.

18ct Gold

This alloy has twice as much pure gold content than 9ct, and is stamped 750 {meaning 75% gold}.
The colour can be slightly deeper than the 9ct gold, but it is not always easy to see the difference. Because there is a much higher gold content in 18ct, it will be very slightly softer than 9ct, and will gather a lovely patina over time.
18ct Gold will be a lot more expensive than 9ct gold because of it's purity.

18ct Red & White Gold

The red colour happens in exactly the same way as with the 9ct gold colours, the red is mixed with more copper and the white gold is mixed Palladium which is a precious white metal. All of the colour variations must always have the correct amount of pure metals {375 or 750} or they will not be legal for us to sell!
*N.B. 18ct white gold is not actually white, it is slightly darker, more like a soft beige or 'champagne' colour.

Palladium

This naturally occurring metal was first approved by the UK Assay office for stamping in 2009, although it was discovered in 1803, it is still considered a relatively new metal.
It has natural anti-tarnishing properties as does Platinum and Gold, and is a similar bright white colour to Platinum. Although it is far less dense than Platinum, therefore lighter in weight and much softer. The Hallmark for Palladium can be either 950 or 999, we use 950 {meaning 95% Palladium} as it is more suitable to wear as a wedding ring. It's metal stamp depicts Pallas Athene, the Goddess of war, wisdom and craft, after whom Palladium was named.
Palladium is a little more expensive than 9ct Gold, but less expensive than 18ct Gold.

Platinum

This white metal is the most prized metal of them all. It is the most hardest precious metal, so it will last for longer than a life time and should still be looking good in many generations to come! It feels a little heavier than the other metals and is less prone to scratches and wear. Tiny details in engraving will last much longer too. Because of this and because of its rarity, the price will be considerably more than all of the other metals.

The colour is whiter than 18ct White Gold, and is similar in colour to Palladium.
The Hallmark for Platinum is 950 {meaning 95% Platinum} and is also marked with the 'Orb' stamp representing Platinum.

*ALLERGIES. please be aware that some few people do suffer allergies to nearly all types of metals {9ct gold being the most reactive}. If you have any concerns about this, we advise that you contact an Allergy Specialist or Dermatologist, as we cannot give refunds if an allergy occurs. We use standard metals with Government approved finess, beyond this, there is little we can do.

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STEP 3 - DECIDING WHICH RING WIDTH

We have available ring widths 2mm,  2.5mm ,3mm, 4mm & 5mm.

The width that best suits you can depend on many different factors, such as your build.
If you are female and have very slim fingers, it might be better to stick with 2mm, 2.5mm or 3mm. You should also take into account whether you will be wearing other rings on the same finger. If this is the case, we would recommend a thinner width.

For men, generally sizes such as 3mm, 4mm and 5mm suit better, with 4mm being the most popular width. Please bear in mind, that if you are not accustomed to wearing a ring, the thinner the width, the more comfortable it will feel. Some men however, feel the wider ring has a slightly more masculine look, but this will obviously depend on your personal taste and your build.

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STEP 4 - ADDING A STONE TO YOUR WEDDING BAND

Almost all of our wedding rings are suitable for setting one stone in each ring. This will be done by our own diamond setter. The diameter of the stone cannot be greater than the width of the ring.

1.5mm stone - suitable for ring widths 2mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm
2.0mm stone - suitable for ring widths 3mm, 4mm, 5mm
2.5mm stone - suitable for ring widths 4mm, 5mm

*We may need to confirm with you which stone is to be set in which ring.
Please see the sidebar option '...add a diamond' for examples and pricing.

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STEP 5 - PERSONAL ENGRAVING

We can engrave a short text onto your ring, on either the inside, or on the outside of your ring {provided the outside is plain}. This is charged at £15 for 10 characters, no charge for punctuation.

Please see '...add engraving' section in the sidebar, you can add quantity of characters in the checkout page.

We allow a maximum of 30 characters for each ring.
There are two different fonts to choose from, 'Script' or 'Roman'.

Once you have decided your engraving, you can write your instructions on the Paypal form, in the box marked 'note to seller' .

Our engraving is completed by hand using tiny chisels. All of our rings can be engraved, however, the thinner the width, the smaller the writing!

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STEP 6 - PURCHASING

Once you have decided on your ring and you have triple checked you ring size, you can then proceed to checkout.

We will receive instant notification of your order, and you will receive your confirmation email from us via Paypal instantly. 
Please feel free to contact us at any point to receive an up-date of your rings progress.

Please see our 'Terms & Conditions' page for more information about shipping.

* INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS, our rings take between 6 - 10 weeks to make, PLEASE ALLOW PLENTY OF DELIVERY TIME to your destination. We are only responsible for the time it takes to make and dispatch your ring. Having no wedding ring for your ceremony can cause unnecessary stress!

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STEP 7 - RECEIVING YOUR RINGS

Finally, your rings will arrive, they will require a signature on delivery.

Each wedding ring or engagement ring comes in its wooden ring box, and they will be safely packed and boxed.
If you have not received what you had ordered, please see our 'Terns & Conditions' page for more information.

If you have not ordered the correct size and it needs adjusting {by a maximum of two sizes up or down, only}, then we can do this for you.

Charges for this are as follows:

Plain Court ring - £15
Horn Texture ring - £15
Faceted ring - £40
Floral Engraved, Floral Carved, Milled Edge & Laurel Leaf Carved - £40

ANY RING WITH A STONE SET - £40

You will have to pay for the postage to and from our workshop, and provide adequate tracking and insurance, as we cannot be responsible for loss or damage of rings in transit.

Please contact us to arrange a resizing: london@rustmadeinengland.com

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If you have any other concerns about your ring, please contact us and we will be happy to help any way we can!

Thank you for reading,
RUST JEWELLERY