Welcome to the “Staghead Mine”! The mine is home to our hand-selected collection of ethically sourced, extremely unique and rare gemstones. These stones were curated because they cannot be found anywhere else and possess outstanding qualities that deserve to be highlighted by truly custom rings!
Start With Your Stone!
Purchasing a stone from the mine will reserve it for you, allowing you to design the ring of your dreams around a unique stone and create a truly meaningful symbol of your love!
Shortly after purchasing, you will be emailed by one of our custom ring designers to get started on the design of your custom engagement ring. Once you have finalized your design, please note that custom commissioned rings always have the possibility of taking longer than our standard 8-week lead time.Designing and bringing a new design to life takes extra time and care to ensure the durability and quality of your custom piece.
"RIONA" - 6.3mm, 1ct Round Salt and Pepper Diamond
This icy brilliant cut features scattered nitrogen marks in a flashy, icy sky and makes for the most perfect center stone we’ve seen! All stones are ethically sourced and conflict free.
What Are Salt and Pepper Diamonds?
For many years salt and pepper diamonds have been seen as undesirable by traditional jewelers who have overlooked and dismissed the beauty that exists in their so-called flaws! Recently they have gained popularity, as creative jewelers and designers have recognized the beauty in their unique colors and characteristics. Salt and pepper diamonds often include many different flaws and inclusion, which make them extremely unique! These flaws can consist of graining, bearding, clouding, cracks and inclusions, chips, pinpoints, wisps, and other crystals growing inside the gem. The color itself can also vary wildly - anywhere from extraordinarily dark, almost black in appearance, to gray and icy in color. Salt & pepper diamonds are also budget-friendly and generally more ethically and sustainably sourced when compared to traditional diamonds.
Please note that neither the unique characteristics nor the color of a particular stone can be controlled. Because of this, we do not offer free stone replacements due to the aesthetic and natural variation.
The beauty of Salt and Pepper diamonds is that no two are the same. What's more, these diamonds are not graded like traditional diamonds. The 4 Cs (Cut, Clarity, Color, and Carat Weight) don't come into play here. Like traditional diamonds, salt and pepper diamonds also rank 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness, making them the hardest gemstone used in jewelry. If the diamond is mounted carefully and treated with care, it can last for generations!
This stone is photographed in professional studio lighting that mimics natural sunlight of 5500 degrees kelvin.
For care and cleaning, we strongly recommend using soapy water and a soft brush as the safest way to clean your jewelry, avoiding ultrasonic and steam cleaners. We also suggest avoiding extreme heat as it has the potential to harm the color variation of your stone. To be safe, remove your jewelry while enjoying a soak in the hot tub or steam in the sauna! You will also want to avoid strong household chemicals and cleaners such as bleach.
**We do not reserve stones for any customer expressing interest in a particular stone. You must complete the purchase of the stone to save and reserve it for yourself! For liability reasons, we will require a signature confirmation upon delivery of your custom ring regardless of the shipping option you select at checkout.**
**Please note that when purchasing a stone, we do not send just the stone itself. In purchasing a Mine Stone, you are reserving that stone in order to work with one of our custom designers to build the perfect ring for your stone! We are artists, not stone dealers, and our passion is working alongside our clients in designing unique and beautiful rings. We love nothing more than seeing custom rings completed and a client dreams realized!**
Because many of our rings have natural materials in them (such as wood, antler, etc.) they do require more care than a traditional solid gold wedding band. We recommend you remove your ring for:
- Any water exposure (including handwashing) - Using household chemicals, hand sanitizer, or any other harsh chemicals - Any manual labor - Anything that might incur impact damage such as hitting your ring on hard surfaces or dropping it
- Remove your ring for any manual labor (especially anything that includes gripping items tightly such as furniture, free weights, etc.) - Remove your ring when using cosmetics, household chemicals, hand sanitizer, or any other harsh chemicals
Click here to view our full care guidelines for all of our rings.
We offer a free ring sizing kit at the time of purchasing a ring, which ensures you receive one free resize as long as the ring is returned within 30 days of receiving it! If you did not use our free ring sizer, or are reaching out after the 30 days, please contact us and we’d love to help you get your sizing figured out!
Because we know many people want to keep some aspect of their proposal a surprise we offer one free lifetime resize on all women's engagement rings, regardless of the free sizing kit being used, so that you don't have to ask for her ring size and give away the fact that you're ordering the ring soon. If a ring tracer or ring guard was bought at the same time as the engagement ring, you will also receive one free resize for those as well.
*Free engagement ring resize is only valid for rings bought on or after January 3rd, 2022*
If ordering in TUNGSTEN or CERAMIC please note those are comfort fit bands and you must be sized appropriately. The rest of our rings are standard fit.
Click here to view our full sizing guidelines and information.
RETURNS, EXCHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & PRODUCTION TIMES
Returns & Exchanges
We do accept returns and exchanges as long as the ring is returned within 30 days of receiving it, and is returned in perfect condition. Please email us for instructions on sending the ring in!
Custom rings may receive 60% store credit OR a 40% refund.
Our lead time for rings that are made to order is 3 weeks if set in Titanium, Black Zirconium, Damascus Steel, Tungsten, or Ceramic (and do not contain any silver or gold), 6 weeks for rings containing Gold or Silver and up to 8 weeks on women's engagement and wedding rings, or any rings which contain precious stones. Custom rings can take longer than our 8 week production time.
Please note that the interior of most rings will be engraved with our antler logo and the metal type of the ring you are purchasing.
If purchasing a stone from the Staghead Mine please note that we do not send the loose stone.
Each ring we sell comes with a free warranty! This includes free cleanings, polishings, and even re-sealing the protective coating that is placed over the natural materials in your ring. For engagement rings, it also includes free ring inspections and prong tightenings to ensure your stones are secure!
Extended Lifetime Warranty
This extended warranty, which can be purchased with the ring, provides you a lifetime of free repairs in the event the natural materials in your ring become damaged. We will replace them, no questions asked, and as long as the metal base itself is not damaged it will be completely covered!
It also includes one free lifetime resize as long as our free ring sizer was used at the time of purchase, 60% off a new ring design in the event you don’t love your ring design, and 20% off a new ring if the metal base is damaged beyond repair.
This ring was beyond what we could have imagined! It is absolutely beautiful. It is everything we hoped it would be and so much more. This ring compliments our personalities and love of nature. We can’t wait to show it off to all of our loved ones. Thank you Staghead Designs!
He explained what type of ring he wanted I knew exactly what place to go too.. So sitting watching tv I order the love of my life his wedding band from place I have wanted too for so long that I can’t remember ever wanted rings from anywhere else . It came in beautiful ring box that smells amazing made from real wood . They sent a work ring with so when he works on car he won’t ruin it . He loves it and I love it . Im so happy with my ring thank you