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Discovery Collection

April 25, 2018

Discovery Collection

Metalsmiths Sterling is pleased to announce the arrival of the Discovery Collection: one of a kind, unique and handmade pieces released in limited quantities monthly.

Each handcrafted piece is crafted to best showcase the features of exotic natural gemstones within a sleek, sterling silver setting. Pendants, necklaces, bracelets, rings & earrings are created to show off these stunning and colourful gemstones.

Some gemstones that are currently only available within our Discovery Collection include:

LARIMAR - shades of soft blue and cream bring the healing energy of the ocean: found only in the Dominican Republic, the soft interplay of blues and whites resembles sunlight dancing on the Caribbean. These pastel blue shades add a fresh touch to any wardrobe for spring.

AMMOLITE - from the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, ammolite displays a stunning and unusual range of shades from bright green to flashes of gold and tangerine. Set against modern sterling silver, an ammolite design in any size is s stunning statement piece - Metalsmiths Sterling has offered an impressive 68mm long pendant showcasing a luscious slice of this opalescent gemstone.

RUTILATED QUARTZ - with needle-like shards trapped within, these dramatic gemstones capture a geometric feel: we've paired rutilated quartz with black spinel and black agate to show off deep and inky tones.

RAW AMETHYST & AMETHYST AGATE - We're no strangers to amethyst: the violet-hued gemstone is an eternal fave, from lavender to rich purple. With the Discovery Collection pieces we've introduced natural slices of amethyst geode, known for concentric rings of varying shades; clustered crystalline edges that show off natural geometry and raw edges contained within sleek sterling silver.

Embrace your wild side and pick up a statement piece from the Discovery Collection today: new designs arrive monthly, so stop by often.

Select retail locations feature their own unique pieces from the Discovery Collection: online designs are offered only in the online boutique.

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Sizing Information

Ring Sizing Tips

Please note that ring sizing is a matter of comfort, above all: finger sizes fluctuate throughout the day and with temperature.
Additional information on ring sizing is available here: we recommend you check the size of a ring you currently love to wear against our sizing. We recommend you print out the attached pdf if you need help determining ring size: we do not recommend attempting to size using a mobile device.

Please note that most of our rings are classified as:

Sizable up or down by up to two sizes in half size increments: if the size you need is not available and falls within 2 sizes up or down of a ring we do have, we can likely size it for you. Charges will apply: see additional information on our ring sizing service available here

Sizable up by a half size: we can size the ring only up and only by about a half size: generally this is due to the detail on the piece and/or the setting of the stone. Charges will apply: see additional information on our ring sizing service available here

Unsizeable due to material or design constraints, the ring cannot be sized: the listed sizes are all that are available.

Additional Ring Sizing Advice

Temperature is Important

Don't measure when your body temperature is either too cold or too hot. A cold finger shrinks while a hot finger expands causing an inaccurate reading. Only measure when fingers are at room temperature.

When Two Sizes Seem to Fit

If you hesitate between two sizes, always go with the larger one.

A Wider Band Needs a Bigger Size

If you consider purchasing a wide band, move up a size from your measurement, for comfort’s sake.

Don't Use Strings

When measuring your finger, always refrain from using a string, they tend to stretch, which can result in wrong size. ALWAYS use a paper strip about 1/2" in width.

Big Knuckles Can Affect Your Size

If your knuckle is a lot larger than the base of your finger, measure both the base of your finger and your knuckle and select a size in between the two.

For Best Results, Use a Plain Band

Extra wide band styles tend to run slightly small. If you're borrowing a ring for sizing and it has a narrower shaft than the one you wish to purchase, you may wish to order a ring a size larger than the normal size worn. Also, large stone rings may cause the shank to lift up when laid on its side on the display, slightly distorting the size measurements.

Is There a Difference Between Sizes for Men and for Women?

No: ring sizes range in a continuous scale used for both men and women.

Chain Selection

Our pendants are sold with a Metalsmiths Sterling™ chain with a secure lobster clasp and logo tag of quality - the price includes a chain selected to best coordinate with the pendant. For most pieces, the standard length is an 18" chain, but more petite pieces may include a 16" chain and larger pieces may include a 20" chain: you can select your preferred length for any pendant upon purchase.

As a general guideline, 16" chains are considered choker length - pendants on this length of chain tend to sit near the base of the throat: 18" is standard or classic length, and usually lets the pendant rest near the collarbone or clavicle, above the collar of most shirts. 22" - 24" chains tend to sit a little lower, but still above the chest. 28" - 36" chains usually result in the pendant resting below the bust line and make for a more dramatic statement. The actual fit will vary from person: this is only a general guide.