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.
"AOIFE" - 6.3mm, 1ct Brilliant Cut Salt and Pepper Diamond
This brilliant cut allows for so much flash and sparkle, don’t let its dark nature fool you! There is no doubt this diamond can really shine. 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 we are contacted within 15 days of you receiving the ring! If you did not use our free ring sizer, or are reaching out after the 15 days, please contact us and we’d love to help you get your sizing figured out!
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 we are contacted within 15 days of receiving the ring, and the ring is returned in perfect condition.
Custom rings may receive 100% 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.
I was so excited to receive my fiancés custom wedding band two weeks ago! It is everything that I dreamed of and is so special! Amazing quality, and outstanding customer service! Thank you so much! I can’t wait for my fiancé to see it on our wedding day!
We got married before we could decide on any rings, and a few months after we did, I lost my promise ring I had for 8 years. This meant I could finally order my dream ring! After a few hiccups in the order, Staghead Designs followed through with an even better outcome. Great customer services and my ring could not be any more perfect!!