Silver Rings With No Compromise On Quality. Custom 925 Silver Rings
Silver rings have been around for many decades. Recent developments in the gems and jewelry industry have revived and increased the demand for sterling silver rings. Most silver rings are mass produced as wholesale jewels. While mass production allows lower price points, such jewels do not appeal to jewelry buyers who are looking for quality silver jewelry. Cheap silver rings are fine for casual wear but when it comes to special occassion jewels or buyers who expect quality standards, choosing custom silver rings is the best option. This is easier said than done mainly because, most jewelry providers do not prefer to make single piece silver rings. The profit margins of gold rings are more tempting and this keeps custom jewelry providers away from sterling silver.
Kaisilver was the first and remains the only custom made jewelry provider, to offer plain and silver gem stone rings with full customization. By using the same design, production and gem stone teams for gold and silver jewelry we prove our firm commitment to provide quality jewelry irrespective of the metal you choose. This means that every jewel on our website can be ordered in gold or silver. You are ofcourse welcome to send us images or sketches of your favorite designs, we will gladly custom make them for you. A professional team answers all queries sent to email@example.com With preferential and direct access to over 200 million carats of gems, you get to choose any gem stone on this planet for both gold and silver jewelry orders.
While there is not much technical difference between producing a gold or silver ring, some important issues need be understood when talking about plain or gem stone 925 silver rings. In the next few paragraphs we will try to explain these issues and provide, some useful suggestions to help you choose the right sterling silver ring.
Sterling Silver: It is a sad story that jewelers have been selling sterling silver jewelry for many decades and yet, many silver jewelry buyers do not know what the term 'Sterling Silver' actually means. Pure silver is quite soft and not suitable for making durable silver jewelry. To get over this problem, scientists discovered that adding other alloys to pure silver provides a silver alloy that is much harder than pure silver. If you did get a silver ring made in pure silver, it would bend and deform easily. With the addition of other metals to silver, the purity of silver gets reduced but the resulting metal shows better hardness. The important thing is that a balance needs to be struck between reducing silver purity and achieving metal hardness. It is therefore agreed internationally that the Sterling Silver standard is ideal to strike this balance. The term 925 silver, 925 sterling silver or 92.5% silver is used to denote the compliance of the Sterling Silver proportions. With this standard, the purity of silver is maintained at 92.5% which means that the other metals can compose a maximum of 7.5%. So you had to get a 10 gram silver gem stone ring, the silver would be around 7.5 grams and the other metals would be just 2.5 grams.
Designs: If you look at a gold ring and compare the construction with a silver ring, you might notice that the silver ring appears to be thicker and bulkier than the gold ring. This does not mean that silver ring designs need to be bulky. It is just that silver is much cheaper than gold and jewelers are willing to make these rings heavier than gold rings. You can therefore take a gold ring and have the same jewel made as a sterling silver ring too. The gold ring might have heavy scooping done on the insides, this does make the ring look quite ugly but it reduces gold weight and allows cheaper pricing! This need not happen in the case of silver rings, you can leave the band without scooping. This actually shows a neater appearance, allows the ring to be worn more comfortably and ofcourse makes the ring stronger.
Still on designs, it is generally seen that classic and antique jewels look better when made in sterling silver. This probably is because the metal weight in a silver ring can be more substantial. This is more like how antique rings would have been made decades and centuries ago. There is also the natural occurence of tarnish in silver. We will discuss this in detail below but for now suffice it to say that a slight tarnish on antique style silver rings actually enhances their beauty.
Silver Tarnish: This begins as a slight discoloration on the surface of the metal. All silver will tarnish, the rate of tarnish however is dependent on a number of factors. In general, cleaning tarnish is easier and more convenient if done the moment the tarnish sets in. However, waiting for a long time can result in the tarnish growing stubborn and professional help might be required to take it off. Plating silver rings with rhodium, gold, platinum or other types of films and coatings, can offer temporary protection from tarnish. Since plated silver rings will always experience a wear off on the plating, we recommend that sterling silver jewelry not be plated. It is much easier to clean an unplated ring than one that, was plated and has started showing signs of peel off on the coating. If you choose Kai Silver as your source, please discuss the implications of plating and not plating your silver ring before, you make a decision.
Pricing Range: Just remember that we are talking about good quality custom made 925 silver rings not, mass produced merchandise. When you order a custom silver ring, we go through the entire process of design, wax carving, master silver casting, silicon mold making, wax injection and manufacture of the piece. The manufacturing process then involves, actual casting, filing, pre-polishing, custom gem cutting, gem setting and final polishing. Each stage is provided with thorough quality check controls, the idea is to trap possible problems and rectify them before sending the product to the next process. There are no ready made molds to use. Since master molds and other processes are implemented just for your custom silver ring, the incurred overheads need to be recovered from that single order. In general, you can expect a custom made silver ring with custom cut gems and good workmanship, to be priced in the range of 350 U.S$ to 550 U.S$. More specifically the design, dimensions and gemstones that you select for your 925 silver ring, would directly influence the price point of the jewel. Gemstones: Conventionally it is lower priced or lower quality gems that make their way into 925 silver rings. Fortunately, when you choose a Kai Silver custom silver ring you are not bound by conventions or traditions! At Kaisilver we pick the same quality of gems for both gold and silver jewelry, there is no limitation on the gemstones that you can select for your sterling silver gemstone rings. Our expertise in gemstones connects us to almost every mining center in the world. We also have preferential access to more than 200 million carats of cut and polished gems, something that almost no other online jeweler can match. What this all means is that, we are not restricted to our own inventory and can fulfill virtually every gemstone requirement. With complete control over the procurement and cutting process, the gem type, shape, size and cut for your ring are never a limitation.
Buying: Before you get down to buying a custom silver ring we would suggest that, you request details and suggestions from the Kaisilver team at firstname.lastname@example.org Since there is no commitment to make a purchase, it is a good idea to draw on our expertise. You can also email us designs, sketches or images of your own. Another option would be to pick a design from our website and request for modifications. We provide a few suggestions for your silver ring below, use them to get a better idea of what we can do and what you can expect. Keep in mind that you are going in for a custom made silver ring, make sure that the jewel incorporates all your preferences. Accept no or very few compromises !
A big look silver ring that is a symbol of luxury and refined taste. Four gems of your choice with substantial carat weight, set in a finely crafted 925 silver ring - bringing back memories of the days when, jewelry was made with no quality compromises. The antique touch to this concept makes silver the perfect metal choice. Any style conscious jewelry lover would agree that, gold or even platinum would not do full justice to the timeless look of the ring. Kaisilver can craft this big gem stone ring in gold or 925 silver with the gems of your choice. The size of the stones can be adapted to suit the required ring dimensions. Multi gemstone silver rings always open up opportunities for mixing and matching gem colors. Also keep this ring in mind if, you happen to be a family birthstone ring a jewel with tremendous sentimental value and meaning ... more.
Men have always been impressed by silver rings even long before, gold prices started a steady climb. Sterling silver seems to have that confident and yet sober look that makes men feel good. The idea that a ring or shirt needs to make a 'statement' does not find many takers among men. Kaisilver has always been one of the most preferred sources for men's 925 silver rings, the 'no limitations on preferences' policy that we follow perfectly fits men of today. Men's silver rings are popular not only as casual wear accessories but also, for formal wear engagement and wedding rings. The MH-01 plain silver band ring for men is an example of the classic styles which modern men appreciate. The completely custom made advantage, means that the design, band width and dimensions of this silver band ring can be modified to suit individual tastes and liking ... more.
Style gurus agree that when a jewel has an expressive concept and is well crafted, the choice of metal takes a back seat. The cute silver cat ring from Kaisilver has been a consistent top seller, a jewel that is the darling of all cat and animal lovers. With some of the most talented craftsmen working on each piece and options for, just about every gem that you can think of - this cat ring is bound to remain in the limelight for a very long time. We have been fortunate to experience a wonderful event where, a mother bought a citrine cat ring from us and then 10 years later, purchased the same ring with the January birthstone (garnet) for her 8 year old daughter. We do get a few orders for this awesome cat ring in gold but, more than 80% of Kai Silver cat rings are proudly worn in 925 sterling silver ... more.
The four century old claddagh ring, one of the most meaningful jewels in history. It is interesting that this amazing jewel with its roots in ancient Ireland, has today become popular across the world mainly because of the efforts made at Kaisilver. Our gold and silver claddagh rings are today regarded as, the best rendition of the historic jewel. Besides fine craftsmanship and an unlimited array of gems to choose from, every Kai Silver claddagh ring retains the complete meaning of the first ring made centuries ago. Quality conscious jewelry lovers are pleased with the fact that, our quality standards are maintained across gold, platinum and silver claddagh rings. Few people who have heard about the amazing story behind the ring could resist the temptation to get one for themselves, we craft both men's and ladies claddagh rings in all sizes. Read the story behind this tremendous jewel ... more.
In recent years silver has been given tremendous respect and attention, even seasoned jewelry lovers have appreciated the classic beauty of this precious metal. And if you thought that sterling silver rings were chosen just because of their cheaper price points, here is something to prove you wrong. As the leading online custom made jewelry provider, we have since the past 4 to 5 years seen a big surge in silver rings with gems like ruby, sapphire, tourmaline, spinel and tanzanite. In our opinion true lovers of silver jewelry will never be satisfied with the gold option. Men often feel that gold is just too flashy and distracts attention from the design and gemstone. And don't forget that a fine silver ring also allows more budget to be allocated to the gemstone - you can get a bigger, cleaner or more beautiful gemstone. Jewelers are still too immersed in gold jewelry as they dream of better margins so, you might need to look around and pick a jeweler who is willing to work for you and provide quality irrespective of how much your 925 silver ring is worth in terms of dollars. The full report on the MAN121 men's silver tanzanite ring, has some valuable tips and advice to offer ... more.
Kaisilver: We have pioneered the establishment of high end online custom made jewelry. More than 7,000 quality conscious and knowledgeable gem and jewelry lovers across the globe rely on Kaisilver for all their gem and jewelry requirements. We maintain the same quality standards for silver and gold jewelry and can custom make all types of jewelry with your designs or ours. Our direct connections with almost every gem mining center across the globe, give us direct access to the world's largest gem resources. We are also privileged by getting preferential access to more than 200 million carats of cut and polished gems. Since we are not restrained by any fixed inventory or commitments, we place no restriction on your gem selection. Some of the best talents in the jewelry design and crafting community work on all our custom jewelry orders. Do take the benefit of our expertise in this industry and contact us with any queries or requirements that you might have, the team at email@example.com will be glad to help you. Since you will never be under an obligation to purchase anything from us, we encourage you to keep in touch.