We want your ring to be a perfect fit! This ring is currently a size 7 (US). Please specify your desired ring size above.
For our in-stock pieces, we can accommodate resizing up to 2-2.5 full sizes either up or down, depending on the ring. If you require a different size beyond this range, we recommend considering a custom order. You can also contact us with any sizing questions you may have before purchasing.
Please also be aware that resizing may take an additional 1-3 business days to complete.
For the initial 6 months following your purchase, we are pleased to offer a complimentary resizing service for your ring to ensure a perfect fit. Please note that any resizing requests made beyond this 6-month period will be subject to a fee.
Additionally, please be informed:
If your ring has already undergone resizing at the time of the original order, you will not be eligible for the complimentary resizing service.
All associated shipping costs related to resizing will be the responsibility of the customer.
Hardness: Tourmaline falls in the 7-7.5 range on the Mohs scale, which makes it a good choice for using in jewelry. While it is not as hard as diamonds, it's still durable enough for everyday wear, especially in pieces like engagement rings. With proper care and maintenance, your tourmaline ring can last for generations.
The Mohs scale is a measurement system used to assess and compare the hardness of minerals. Developed by Friedrich Mohs in 1812, it assigns a ranking from 1 to 10 to minerals based on their ability to scratch or be scratched by other minerals. This scale provides a simple and practical way to understand the relative hardness of different minerals, with 1 being the softest (e.g., talc) and 10 the hardest (e.g., diamond).
Color Range & Varieties:
Schorl: Schorl is the most common and widespread type of tourmaline. It is typically black or dark brown and is often used in jewelry when polished.
Rubellite: Rubellite is a variety of tourmaline that displays a rich, intense pink to red color. It is highly valued as a gemstone due to its vibrant hues.
Indicolite: Indicolite is a blue variety of tourmaline. It can range from light blue to deep blue, and the intensity of the color can affect its value.
Verdelite: Verdelite is the green variety of tourmaline. Its color can vary from light green to deep emerald green.
Watermelon Tourmaline: This unique variety of tourmaline has a pink center surrounded by a green outer layer, resembling a slice of watermelon.
Paraíba Tourmaline: Paraíba tourmaline is famous for its striking neon or electric blue to green-blue colors. It is highly sought after by collectors and can command exceptionally high prices.
Chrome Tourmaline: Chrome tourmaline is known for its vibrant green color, which is attributed to the presence of chromium.
Dravite: Dravite is a brown to dark brown variety of tourmaline. It is not as commonly used in jewelry as some other tourmaline types but is still appreciated for its earthy tones.
Bi-Color and Tri-Color Tourmaline: These tourmalines exhibit two or three distinct colors within the same crystal. Bi-color tourmalines can have a combination of pink and green, while tri-color tourmalines may feature three distinct sections of color.
Origin: Tourmaline can be found in many locations around the world. Some of the notable sources include Brazil, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States (California and Maine), Mozambique, and Madagascar.
Stability: Tourmaline is generally stable to light and isn’t affected by exposure to chemicals, but heat can damage a tourmaline. High heat can alter the color, and sudden temperature change (thermal shock) can cause fracturing.
Treatments: Some tourmalines may be treated with heating or irradiation. When cleaning such treated stones, it's best to use only warm soapy water and avoid harsh chemicals, ultrasonic cleaners, or steam cleaners, which can potentially damage the treatment. We disclose all treatments on our stones.
Spiritual Properties: Tourmaline has a rich history and is believed to have protective and healing properties in some cultures. Incorporating tourmaline into your ring can add emotional significance and symbolism to your jewelry, making it even more meaningful.
Whether you're drawn to the elegance of pink tourmaline, the tranquility of green Tourmaline, or the boldness of Paraíba Tourmaline, it's no wonder that Tourmaline holds a special place at LCG for its captivating range of colors.
WHEN SHOULD I NOT WEAR MY JEWELRY?
Most of these rules apply to engagement rings that are worn daily. When in doubt, just remove! It's always better to err on the side of caution with gemstones and precious metals. We know how special these pieces are (and how much you have invested in them!) and we want you to be able to wear your jewelry as long as possible.
So, without further ado, here are a few suggestions:
During outdoor activities such as gardening, recreational sports, yard work, washing your car, or any strenuous activity that may or may not break a sweat!
In any chlorinated (or chemically treated) water. And ocean water. I know, I know, no sparklies at the beach!
During the much dreaded house work! Don't wear it while vacuuming, doing the laundry, washing dishes, etc. And definitely not while scrubbing toilets!
Never, ever wear your jewelry while exercising or weight lifting. No kickboxing, jiu jitsu, arm wrestling. Nope. None of that.
Never use any chemicals on your hands when wearing your jewelry. Some chemicals can damage precious metals and gemstones.
Feel free to wash your hands with your jewelry on! Removing your rings while washing your hands can increase the risk of your ring falling into the drain, and that is certainly not something we want to happen! Nor do we want you to forget your ring in a public restroom, if you've removed it to wash your hands. Mild soap will not damage your ring(s), but we do suggest removing them while washing dishes.
Ensure that your ring is the right size. We certainly wouldn't want you to wash your hands and have it accidentally slip off and fall down the drain!
Give your rings a gentle tap while holding them close to your ear. If you detect any subtle rocking noises, don't hesitate to send us an email! We offer a complimentary prong inspection and will tighten them if needed.
Insure your jewelry ASAP! Should the worst happen, we want you to be covered.
Store your jewelry in a safe place (even while sleeping!) that is protected from the elements. A soft pouch or jewelry box is recommended. And remember, do not store different types of jewelry together without proper protection, as they can scratch each other.
Clean your jewelry! See our tips below on the best practice for maintaining your piece(s).
Most gemstone jewelry must be cleaned a little more often than traditional diamond jewelry. We recommend cleaning your gemstone jewelry every few weeks if you're really ambitious, but once a month will suffice, usually. It truly depends on your lifestyle and how often your piece is worn.
Do not use any kind of chemicals to clean your jewelry, whatsoever! The best thing for your jewelry is some good ol' mild dish soap with a soft/extra soft toothbrush. Never use hard/firm bristled toothbrushes, as they can possibly scratch your gold/stones. Use warm water (not too hot!) to wash away grime and oils.
Don't forget the underside of the stone! Dry with a soft cloth, or use your blow dryer on the cool setting to achieve a spotless shine!
Polish with a gemstone/jewelry polishing cloth to achieve an even better luster.
Never, ever, place your gemstone jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner, or use a steamer to clean the piece. Some stones, like emeralds, have natural inclusions or have oil treatments and should never be cleaned this way, as they can break, or have their treatment removed altogether if used in conjunction with a harsh chemical cleaner.
We offer professional cleaning, polishing, and resizing for all of your pieces you have purchased from us. Please contact us to inquire further.
To be covered under our warranty, please send us your piece for annual (or bi-annual, even better!) maintenance. We check all prongs, polish, and clean your jewelry for you under our warranty. Please reach out to us to schedule. For more warranty information, click here.
At Lavender Creek Gems, our mission is to create one-of-a-kind gemstone and diamond jewelry designed to be cherished for generations. Our pieces feature carefully selected stones, responsibly sourced through ethical relationships with our suppliers worldwide. Using one-of-a-kind gemstones or diamonds ensures each item stands apart, guaranteeing its individual appeal.
Although we recreate our styles, we cannot use the exact same gemstone for each new piece due to the unique nature of natural gemstones. As a result, we do not restock exact rings. No two stones are the same, guaranteeing their one-of-a-kind nature.
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Although we recreate our styles, we cannot use the exact same gemstone for each new piece due to the unique nature of natural gemstones. We do, however, make an effort to recreate our styles using similar gemstones whenever possible. Diamonds are the exception, as they are more plentiful, and allow us to recreate pieces almost exactly.
Recreating a one-of-a-kind gemstone ring can be challenging due to several reasons:
Unique Gemstones: Each natural gemstone possesses distinct colors, patterns, inclusions, or cuts that render them truly one-of-a-kind. Finding a similar gemstone that matches the exact characteristics of the original can be extremely difficult. Using rare, high quality stones is the most important aspect of LCG, and while we try to accomodate most requests for replications, this is something we strive to keep consistent.
Variability in Gemstones: Natural gemstones are formed under unique geological conditions, resulting in variations in color, clarity, and overall appearance. Even if you manage to find a similar gemstone, it's unlikely to be an exact match in terms of all these aspects.
Exact Measurements: Achieving the exact measurements and proportions of a one-of-a-kind stone can be difficult. Even a slight deviation in dimensions can affect the overall look and comfort of the ring. Approximately 95% of our tourmaline stones are personally cut by us, and we frequently shape them according to the natural form of the rough stone. It's important to note that not all rough stones can be faceted into identical shapes.
Market Fluctuations & Scarcity: The availability and pricing of gemstones can change over time due to market fluctuations and sourcing challenges. This can impact the feasibility of recreating a piece at a similar cost. This holds particularly true in the present moment, more so than ever before. The demand for high quality colored stones is astronomically high, and in turn makes it difficult to source more rare stones.