We love custom orders AND COLLABORATIONS! bring em' on!
questions REGARDING lapidary classes, tradeshows, wholesale AND ADDITIONAL concerns can be submitted at THE CONTACT FORM BELOW.
+ RING SIZES
SPC'S online shop uses United States ring sizes.
For customers outside of United States, please refer to this site to determine your U.S. size.
+ MEASURING MY RING SIZE AT HOME
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO visit A LOCAL JEWELRY FACILITY TO MEASURE YOUR RING SIZE, PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW:
Things You'll Need
- Thin strip of paper
- PEN OR PENCIL
- Cut a thin strip of paper
- Wrap the paper around your finger. (Make sure the paper is below the bottom joint of your desired finger, but above your knuckle).
- Mark the spot where the paper meets
- measure the distance with your ruler.
- Use the following chart to determine your ring size. (keep in mind that Rings also come in half sizes).
Size 4 : 1 13/16 inches or 4.6 - 4.8 centimeters (cm)
Size 5 : 1 15/16 inches or 4.9 - 5.1 centimeters (cm)
Size 6 : 2 1/16 inches or 5.2 - 5.3 centimeters (cm)
Size 7 : 2 1/8 inches or 5.4 - 5.6 centimeters (cm)
Size 8 : 2 1/4 inches or 5.7 - 5.8 centimeters (cm)
Size 9 : 2 5/16 inches or 5.9 - 6.1 centimeters (cm)
Size 10 : 2 7/16 inches or 6.2- 6.3 centimeters (cm)
Size 11 : 2 9/16 inches or 6.4 - 6.6 centimeters (cm)
Size 12 : 2 5/8 inches or 6.7 - 6.8 centimeters (cm)
Size 13 : 2 3/4 inches or 6.9 - 7.1 centimeters (cm)
+ CAN RINGS BE RESIZED?
IN GENERAL, SPC ring BANDS can BE SIZED UP, NOT DOWN. RINGS CANNOT BE reSIZED if there ARE inlaid or set faceted stones. (inlaid jewelry uses A COLD CURE epoxy to secure stones IN PLACE, which cannot be heated TO THE HIGH TEMPERATUREs NEEDED TO RESIZE METAL. IN addition, The stones in SPC jewelry can not be exposed to open flames without risk of cracking). Please ensure the accuracy of your ring size before placing your order.
+ SPECIAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS
SPC jewelry should be removed AND PLACED IN A DRY AREA before showering, as chemicals in shampoos and detergents can soak into soft stones and cause discoloration.
EVERYDAY USE OF BODY OILS OR LOTIONS CAN affect THE HUE OF A STONE. (THIS TENDS TO HAPPEN especially WITH SOFTER STONES SUCH AS TURQUOISE AND LAPIZ LAZULI). PROTECT YOUR JEWELRY AS YOU WOULD YOUR OWN SKIN! DO NOT expose SPC stones TO prolonged DIRECT SUNLIGHT, as THIS MAY CAUSE DISCOLORATION AND A GENERAL WEAKENING OF NATURAL STONES.
TO CLEAN STERLING OR GOLD: USE A VERY MILD SOAP with WATER AND BUFF WITH A SOFT FABRIC. MAKE SURE TO DRY COMPLETELY. IF YOU ARE CLEANING A RING WITH A HIGH POLISH FINISH, DO NOT USE A TOOTHBRUSH, AS IT MAY LEAVE LIGHT SCRATCHES ON THE SURFACE OF THE JEWELRY. a piece of FABRIC OR A Q-TIP IS preferred.
+ ETHICALLY PROCURED
ALL STONES USED IN SPC JEWELRY HAVE BEEN BOUGHT DIRECT FroM MINERS or THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. EACH STONE SLAB WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE EARTH BY THE VERY PEOPLE who SOLD THEM DIRECTLY TO SPC. IT IS IT IS AN HONOR TO BUY DIRECTly AND SUPPORT MINER FAMILIES FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
+ HEIRLOOM JEWELRY
ALTHOUGH SPC DOES REQUEST THAT THE INTEGRITY OF STYLE AND DESIGN BE MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THIS COLLABORATIVE PROCESs, THE Client is responsible for shipping and insuring stone and finished jewelry in both directions.
SPC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CRACKED OR FRACTURED HEIRLOOM STONES. THERE IS MUCH WEAR AND TEAR THAT HEIRLOOM STONES HAVE ENDURED BEFORE BEING REMOVED AND this may aFFECT THEIR POTENTIAL OF BEING SET INTO NEW JEWELRY. IF THERE ARE TOO MANY INCLUSIONS or fractures WITHIN a STONE, IT MAY BE CONSIDERED UNUSABLE. AND RETURNED TO THE CLIENT at their expense.
+ JEWELRY INSURANCE
You should have your jewelry insured by your private insurance agent. SPC does not insure jewelry, but will provide invoices upon request.