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 one-of-a-kind stone from the mine will reserve that stone, allowing you to design the ring of your dreams around a once-in-a-lifetime 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 dream 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 as designing a new ring takes time and extra care to ensure we can make the ring you have envisioned come to life.
As people become more aware of how common and generally unethical diamonds are, the desire for more unique stones to represent individuality are becoming increasingly popular. This desire will eventually lead to the value of sapphires to exceed diamonds.
In the past the purest of blues, was the desired color for sapphires. However, overtime as the desire for natural sapphires grows, so does the demand for the wide arrangement of muted and unique shades of blue.
"VENUS" - 7.7mm x 7.7mm, 3.2ct Cushion Cut Sapphire
This cushion cut, which is also known as a "Stella" cut, is done by American Lapidarist Jeff Hapeman. Mined in the Rock Creek deposit, this stone was mined and faceted in the US.
This sapphire has a hardness of 9 on the Mohs’ scale. The Mohs’ Scale is a system used to grade the hardness of minerals ranging from 1-10. For reference, diamonds are rated 10 on the Mohs’ scale, as they are the hardest mineral and can only be scratched by other diamonds. Talc has a rating on 1 on the Mohs’ Scale and can be easily scratched and crushed.
This stone is photographed in professional studio lighting that mimics natural sunlight of 5500 degrees kelvin and videoed outdoors in natural sunlight.
For care and cleaning we strongly recommend using soapy water and a soft brush as the most trustworthy way to clean your spinel jewelry and avoid 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 spinel 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 in order to save and reserve it for yourself! For liability reasons we will require a signature confirmation upon delivery of your custom ring with your Mine Stone regardless of the shipping option you select at checkout.**
**Please note that when purchasing a Mine 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 along side our clients in designing unique and beautiful rings. We love nothing more than seeing custom rings completed and a clients dreams realized!**
**Please note that because we use natural materials in our rings (such as wood, antler, etc.) there WILL be variation in how the color and grain of the materials in your ring turn out. No two rings will look the same!**
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 because we use natural materials in our rings (such as wood, antler, etc.) there WILL be variation in how the color and grain of the materials in your ring turn out. No two rings will look the same!
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 is absolutely stunning! The craftsmanship is outstanding and you can tell they took care when creating this ring design. I absolutely love the modern twist on this vintage style ring and am so happy we chose this one for our 5 year anniversary!