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General

Products shown will not be actual scale and your attention is drawn to the specific item description.

Due to the limitations of colour display your screen may not show exactly the correct colour of the product being viewed.

As all our items are individually crafted, weight and appearance may vary slightly from those illustrated.

Most stones set in our jewellery are of a natural form so slight variation in quality and colour may be expected.

Certain text abbreviations are used in this website and a list of these are listed below to improve clarity.

  • Gold Alloy
    • 9ct = 9 carat gold
    • 14ct = 14 carat gold
    • 18ct = 18 carat gold
    • 22ct = 22 carat gold
  • Other Alloys
    • Plat = Platinum
    • Pall = Palladium
    • Silver (AG) = Sterling Silver (any other silver alloy grade will be contained within the specific product text)
  • Stones
    • CZ = Cubic Zirconium
    • Dia = Diamond
    • Sapp  = Sapphire (various colours)
    • BT = Blue Topaz
    • AMT = Amethyst

    Jewellery Care

    Whilst jewellery is generally resilient to every day normal wear and tear it still requires being cared for in a manner to give a lifetime of pleasure.

    If looked after most items will require little maintenance, if any, during its lifetime. Consideration does, however, need to be given as to which material is used in the item chosen and can be dependant on its owner’s lifestyle.

    When you buy your jewellery it is reasonable for you to expect it to retain much of its original lustre but it needs to be protected from exposure to certain conditions.

    Many people like to wear their jewellery all the time and this is fine in most normal wear and tear situations.

    However, it is recommended that you remove your jewellery if you are carrying out heavy manual work, such as gardening or building work, to prevent excessive scratching and damage.  Also before swimming in the sea to avoid loss and when swimming in a pool containing chlorine, as in time this can make gold alloys brittle leading to cracking.

    Take care to protect pearls from being easily scratched and keep separate from other jewellery contact. To help prevent chains from knotting link the two ends together with the clasp.

    Normal wear and tear does eventually weaken jewellery and it is important that you regularly check for damage such as cracked ring shanks, broken stone retaining claws, weak chain clasps, etc. and attend to before complete loss occurs.

    When items are removed or stored make sure they are kept apart in an appropriate jewellery case, the original gift box or soft jewellery sleeves.

    Should you feel you need to clean your jewellery, first soak in a little warm mild soapy water and then carefully clean with an old soft toothbrush making sure not to dislodge any stones or damage components. Rinse and dry carefully.

    In General, do not soak any jewellery containing stones, coral or pearls, as some stones, such as emeralds and Blue John, will decay faster than others.

    For more stubborn stains cleaning is best achieved in an ultra-sonic solution tank and your local jeweller may be able to assist to rectify.

    All white gold is actually off-white in colour. Most sterling silver, 9, 14 and 18ct white gold items are enhanced by Rhodium plating to give a brighter reflective surface, however in time this wears off and may need re-plating should you require. The speed at which this wears off varies and is much quicker with wedding rings that experience wear over their entire surface as they turn around on the finger. With rings such as solitaires the wear tends to start off on the palm side of the ring shank where abrasions will be most focussed.

    The nature of 9ct white gold and sterling silver with its alloy constituents means that it can tarnish under certain conditions and some people maybe more susceptible to this than others. Certain foodstuffs, chemicals and cleaning products can cause surface tarnishing, this can however be easily removed with a jewellery cleaning cloth or solution. This is not a defect in the materials but simply a result of certain substances naturally reacting with 9ct white gold or sterling silver. Items that are kept clean and cared for are less likely to experience this. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this.

    Hallmarks on Precious Metals

    All products supplied by DotJewellery.com will bear the official British Assay Office hallmark as required by the Hallmarking Act 1973 and any subsequent amendments, unless specifically specified otherwise.

    Detailed information regarding the current legislation for Hallmarking can be found on the Birmingham Assay Office website.

    Our commitment to hallmarking

    When it comes to manufacturing jewellery and silverware, precious metals (silver, palladium, gold and platinum) are rarely used in their purest form. Instead they are usually alloyed with lesser metals to achieve a desired strength, durability, and colour.

    It is not possible to detect the precious metal content of an item by sight or by touch. It is, therefore, a legal requirement to have items consisting of silver, palladium, gold or platinum independently tested and then hallmarked before they can be described as such. Items must bear a hallmark at point of sale, subject to the following weight exemptions:

    Silver: mandatory for items above 7.78 grams; gold: mandatory for items above 1 gram; palladium: mandatory for items above 1 gram; platinum: mandatory for items above 0.5 grams.

    dotJewellery is registered with the Birmingham Assay Office, ensuring our precious metal jewellery is compliant with the UK’s hallmarking regulations. All stock is subject to an internal confirmation process to ensure it meets the UK’s hallmarking regulations before it is dispatched to our customers.

    For articles that are below the UK hallmarking Act’s mandatory weight for hallmarking dotJewellery operates a separate due diligence process which involves periodic voluntary testing of items that fall below the mandatory weight to ensure they meet the minimum fineness requirement.

    We are an Assay Assured Jewellery Retailer. Assay Assured status is only given to retailers who have been independently audited and verified by Assay Assured which is run and overseen by the Edinburgh Assay Office and ensures that all precious metal jewellery (except items exempt by weight) are independently tested and hallmarked.

     

    Wedding Rings - Mens & Ladies 

    For many people this may be the only jewellery item that they will wear or even own and yet it will be the most precious. It is therefore important that it is purchased with care and consideration.

    All of our plain wedding rings as well almost all of our patterned wedding rings and stone set wedding rings are made from engineered cut tube (milled). They are then hand sized, hand prepared and hand polished by ourselves. By making the wedding rings ourselves we have full control over every aspect of production and design as well as being able to offer fantastic prices. Please contact us if you would like any further information.

     

    Patterns

    The range of patterns presents a selection of the most fashionable and popular lines. New patterns are regularly added throughout the season.

     

    Widths

    The choice of widths offered is greater than is normally offered by most other wedding ring retailers and includes widths from 2mm to 12mm.

    Widths not available as standard on our website can be made to special order. Please contact us if you see a ring on our website that you would like to have made in a different width.

     

    Profiles

    We have four profiles of wedding ring available:

    • The 'D' style wedding ring is a ring that is characterised by the cross-sectional profile. That is to say the outer face of the ring is curved and the inner face is flat like a capital 'D'. This is an economical representation of the more traditional form, the 'Court' style wedding ring.
    • The Court style, sometimes known as a Comfort Fit, is the contemporary profile used on ring shanks since ancient times. This style of wedding ring has a curved inner and outer surface and gives a totally different feel in its comfort with less irritation to the skin where in contact with the inside of the ring.
    • The Cushion Court style, is similar to the standard court syle above but is much less curved. It is sometimes referred to as a "Slight Court" or "Double Comfort Court". The difference with this style is that the curved outer and inner surfaces are flatter in curvature with rounded edges as well. This style is especially suited to match up with engagement rings that may have only a slightly curved profile. It is also popular with people who aren't looking for a completely flat profile and who also would like a ring that is not so noticeably rounded in look.
    • The Flat style wedding ring is a ring that is typified by the cross-sectional profile where the outer and inner face of the ring is flat. This is an economical representation of the more conventional form, the 'Flat Court' or Flat Comfort style wedding ring.
    • The Flat Court Style, sometimes known as a Flat Comfort Fit, is a style of wedding ring which has a curved inner surface and a flat outer face. As with the standard 'Court' style this gives a totally different feel in its comfort when compared to a ring with a flat internal surface.

    In summary, for its comfort when worn the curved profile of the ‘Court’, ‘Flat Court’ and 'Cushion Court' style ring is recommended.

     

    Other Profiles

    We are able to make many other different profiles to suit peoples requirements.  Other standard profiles we do which can be seen on some of our patterned and stone set designs are Halo (round in section), Bevelled Edge Flat, Concave and Knife Edge.  If you are looking for something specific for instance to exactly match with an engagement ring then please contact us.

     

    Alloy/Metal Type and Weight

    The last two considerations to be made before your wedding ring ‘design’ is complete is to decide upon the alloy you wish to have and the weight, which to a certain degree is controlled by the size of ring required.

    Most people already have a preference to which colour metal they wish to wear for their wedding ring, although it could be determined by the colour of an engagement ring that is already worn or by a choice in a ‘his and hers’ matching set.

    Choose a colour metal that suits you. Perhaps you decide this because it is fashionable, or because it suits your complexion or because of the style and manner in which you dress.

    If you decide on a ‘his and hers’ matching set, give a thought to having say, a 3mm wide band for her and a 5mm wide band for him. Alternatively, they may be paired as 4mm and 6mm or 6mm and 8mm. Often these selected pairs may be governed by the style of pattern but remember even though you may wish to have both as white gold they need not be the same carat and could be 9ct white for him and 18ct for her or even palladium and platinum.

    Our large database of products will present the details of the selected ring with photo images for you to consider. After you have reviewed the details select your ring size you require from the drop down and then add to your shopping basket.

     

    Size

    Size of wedding rings illustrated in the plain section are generally size M. Variations of the overall appearancemust be considered if a size chosen is different from those illustrated. On ‘His & Hers’ pattern and stone set selections, rings are generally sized gentleman’s size T and ladies size M.

    DotJewellery.com supply plain wedding rings sized in increments of half size graduations within the following standard ranges in yellow, white, rose gold and silver wedding rings:

    • classic weight wedding ring -  D to Z
    • extra heavy weight wedding ring - D to Z+3
    • super heavy weight wedding ring -  D to Z+12

    And in platinum wedding rings and palladium wedding rings:

    • classic weight wedding ring -  D to Z
    • extra heavy weight wedding ring - D to Z+3
    • super heavy weight wedding ring -  D to Z+12

    Sizes outside of these ranges may be available to special order only using the contact form.

    All wedding rings are supplied as follows:

    • for 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm and 4mm wide bands -  size as measured by gauge leading edge
    • for 5mm, 6mm, 7mm and 8mm wide bands -  size as measured by gauge plus ½ a size, leading edge
    • for 9mm 10mm and 12mm wide bands  -  size as measured by gauge plus 1 size, leading edge

    Important! Do not make these allowances on your order, as dotJewellery.com will automatically do this for you.

    If a wide band is selected please ensure sufficient space allows between the web of the fingers and the internal bend of the first knuckle subtracting the width of any other ring to be worn on the same finger.

    If you are wearing your wedding ring next to another ring be sure to measure the finger with the other ring still on. It is important that you use the measuring gauge even if you think you know the size of the ring it is being worn against.

    Measure the ring finger with a gauge not exceeding 5mm wide and order as measured by the gauge ensuring the gauge sizer also slips over the knuckle. To check your ring finger size click here.

    An adjustable plastic finger-size measuring gauge is supplied with the primary order for use to recheck finger size and for use with further purchases from us.

     

    Weight & Tolerance

    All specified weights are approximately accurate but we reserve the right to supply items within an acceptable trade tolerance; this being 0.2 gram for each item less than 2 gram and 10% of the specified weight over 2 grams. Much of this tolerance variation occurs due to finger size differences or surface area cut by patterns.

    Band widths quoted are nominal dimensions and an acceptable allowance of plus or minus 0.5mm may be expected.

    It may be necessary in extreme circumstances to supply a similar product of equal or superior specification where the item requested is not available at the time of order.

     

    White Gold and Silver Alloys

    An assortment of white precious and base metals are used to bleach gold white.

    For alloys used by us, to achieve 9 carat white, silver is added and for 14 and 18 carat white, palladium is added.

    Our white gold alloys conform to the appropriate section of the EU Directive 94/27/EC, parts EN1811 and EN 12472 regarding nickel content.

    All white gold is actually off-white in colour. Most sterling silver, 9, 14 and 18ct white gold items are enhanced by Rhodium plating to give a brighter reflective surface, however in time this wears off and may need re-plating should you require. The speed at which this wears off varies and is much quicker with wedding rings that experience wear over their entire surface as they turn around on the finger. With rings such as solitaires the wear tends to start off on the palm side of the ring shank where abrasions will be most focussed.

    The nature of 9ct white gold and sterling silver with its alloy constituents means that it can tarnish under certain conditions and some people maybe more susceptible to this than others. Certain foodstuffs, chemicals and cleaning products can cause surface tarnishing, this can however be easily removed with a jewellery cleaning cloth or solution. This is not a defect in the materials but simply a result of certain substances naturally reacting with 9ct white gold or the sterling silver. Items that are kept clean and cared for are less likely to experience this. If this is something you have experienced in the past or is of concern we recommend having an item which is made of a higher carat gold, palladium or platinum. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this.

     

    Nickel Conformity

    Our metal alloys conform to the appropriate section of the EU Directive 94/27/EC, parts EN1811 and EN 12472 regarding nickel content. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further or have a question regarding a particular product.

     

    Fineness of our metals

    9 carat is 37.5% pure gold (375) combined with varying percentage mixes of silver and other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    14 carat is 58.5% pure gold (585) combined with varying percentage mixes of other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    18 carat is 75% pure gold (750) combined with varying percentage mixes of other precious and base metals depending on alloy colour.

    22 carat is 91.6% pure gold (916) combined with varying percentage mixes of other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    Platinum is 95% pure (950) comprising over 95% platinum and up to 5% other metals, usually ruthenium.

    Palladium is available in two alloy purities 950 and 500. 950 Palladium is 95% pure comprising over 95% Palladium and up to 5% other metals, usually Ruthenium. 500 Palladium is 50% pure comprising over 50% Palladium and up to 50% Silver.

    Sterling Silver is 92.5% pure (925) combined with varying percentage mixes of other base metals. We often use instead of Sterling Silver a superior 958 Brittania Silver alloy to make our wedding rings which is 95.8% pure, having the added benefit of being a low tarnish alloy which also contains Germanium.

     

    Necklets

    The DotJewellery.com range of necklets include classic traditional, contemporary modern and sophisticated dress and evening wear styles, available in Silver, 9 carat and 18 carat gold and lengths to suit all occasions.

    To determine which necklet length you need to order, measure around your neck with a length of cotton and make a mark at the required circumference where the two ends overlap. Ensure the length of cotton drops below the neck and falls to the desired place on the chest. Measure this distance between the two marks and refer to the below table of lengths selecting the next longest length.

    For Collars, Torques and other similar necklets please refer to the specific product information.

    Fineness of our metals

    9 carat is 37.5% pure gold (0.375) combined with varying percentage mixes of silver and other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    14 carat is 58.5% pure gold (0.585) combined with varying percentage mixes of other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    18 carat is 75% pure gold (0.750) combined with varying percentage mixes of other (precious and) base metals depending on alloy colour.

    22 carat is 91.6% pure gold (0.916) combined with varying percentage mixes of other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    Platinum is 95% pure (950) comprising 95% platinum and 5% other metals, usually either ruthenium or copper.

    Palladium is available in two alloy purities 950 and 500. 950 Palladium is 95% pure comprising 95% Palladium and 5% other metals, usually Ruthenium. 500 Palladium is 50% pure comprising 50% Palladium and 50% Silver.

    Weight & Tolerance

    All specified weights are approximately accurate but we reserve the right to supply items within an acceptable trade tolerance; this being 0.2 gram for each item less than 2 gram and 10% of the specified weight over 2 grams whichever is the heavier.

    It may be necessary in extreme circumstances to supply a similar product of equal or superior specification where the item requested is not available at the time of order.

    Size

    DotJewellery.com supply necklets in the following standard lengths:

    • 16 inches (approx. 406 mm) – average ladies choker / child’s pendant
    • 17 inches (approx. 432 mm) – ladies choker / youth’s pendant 
    • 18 inches (approx. 457 mm) – ladies pendant / gentleman’s choker
    • 20 inches (approx. 508 mm) – average gentleman’s / ladies cleavage
    • 22 inches (approx. 559 mm) – gentleman’s / waist chain
    • 24 inches (approx. 609 mm) – longer gentleman’s / waist chain
    • 28 inches (approx. 711 mm) – waist chain

    Lengths outside of these ranges may be available to special order only, using the DotJewellery.com contact form.

    White Gold Alloys

    An assortment of white precious and base metals are used to bleach gold white.

    For alloys used by us, to achieve 9 carat white, silver is added and for 18 carat white, palladium is added.

    Nickel may be used in high carat white gold alloys and these will conform to the appropriate section of the EU Directive 94/27/EC, parts EN1811 and EN 12472.

    All white gold is actually off-white in colour. Most sterling silver, 9, 14 and 18ct white gold items are enhanced by Rhodium plating to give a brighter reflective surface, however in time this wears off and may need re-plating should you require. The speed at which this wears off varies and is much quicker with wedding rings that experience wear over their enter surface as they turn around on the finger. With rings such as solitaires the wear tends to start off on the palm side of the ring shank where abrasions will be most focussed.

    The nature of 9ct white gold with its alloy constituents means that it can tarnish under certain conditions and some people maybe more susceptible to this than others. Certain foodstuffs, chemicals and cleaning products can cause surface tarnishing, this can however be easily removed with a jewellery cleaning cloth or solution. This is not a defect in the materials but simply a result of certain substances naturally reacting with 9ct white gold. Items that are kept clean and cared for are less likely to experience this. If this is something you have experienced in the past or is of concern we recommend having an item which is made of a higher carat gold, palladium or platinum. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this.

    Nickel Conformity

    Our metal alloys conform to the appropriate section of the EU Directive 94/27/EC, parts EN1811 and EN 12472 regarding nickel content. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further or have a question regarding a particular product.

     

     

    Bracelets

    The DotJewellery.com range of Bracelets include Traditional and Contemporary styles, available in Silver, 9 carat and 18 carat gold and lengths to suit all occasions.

    Measure around your wrist (or ankle) with a length of cotton and make a mark at the required circumference where the two ends overlap. Measure this distance between the two marks and refer to the below table of lengths selecting the next longest length.

    For Bangles, Torques and other similar bracelets, please refer to the specific product information.

    Fineness of our metals

    9 carat is 37.5% pure gold (0.375) combined with varying percentage mixes of silver and other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    14 carat is 58.5% pure gold (0.585) combined with varying percentage mixes of other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    18 carat is 75% pure gold (0.750) combined with varying percentage mixes of other (precious and) base metals depending on alloy colour.

    22 carat is 91.6% pure gold (0.916) combined with varying percentage mixes of other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    Platinum is 95% pure (950) comprising 95% platinum and 5% other metals, usually either ruthenium or copper.

    Palladium is available in two alloy purities 950 and 500. 950 Palladium is 95% pure comprising 95% Palladium and 5% other metals, usually Ruthenium. 500 Palladium is 50% pure comprising 50% Palladium and 50% Silver.

    Weight & Tolerance

    All specified weights are approximately accurate but we reserve the right to supply items within an acceptable trade tolerance; this being 0.2 gram for each item less than 2 gram and 10% of the specified weight over 2 grams whichever is the heavier.

    It may be necessary in extreme circumstances to supply a similar product of equal or superior specification where the item requested is not available at the time of order.

    DotJewellery.comsupply bracelets in the following standard lengths:

    • 7 ½  inches (approx. 190 mm) - average Lady
    • 8 ¼  inches (approx. 209 mm) - average Gentleman

    Lengths outside of these ranges may be available to special order only, using the DotJewellery.com contact form.

    White Gold Alloys

    An assortment of white precious and base metals are used to bleach gold white.

    For alloys used by us, to achieve 9 carat white, silver is added and for 18 carat white, palladium is added.

    Nickel may be used in high carat white gold alloys and these will conform to the appropriate section of the EU Directive 94/27/EC, parts EN1811 and EN 12472.

    All white gold is actually off-white in colour. Most sterling silver, 9, 14 and 18ct white gold items are enhanced by Rhodium plating to give a brighter reflective surface, however in time this wears off and may need re-plating should you require. The speed at which this wears off varies and is much quicker with wedding rings that experience wear over their enter surface as they turn around on the finger. With rings such as solitaires the wear tends to start off on the palm side of the ring shank where abrasions will be most focussed.

    The nature of 9ct white gold with its alloy constituents means that it can tarnish under certain conditions and some people maybe more susceptible to this than others. Certain foodstuffs, chemicals and cleaning products can cause surface tarnishing, this can however be easily removed with a jewellery cleaning cloth or solution. This is not a defect in the materials but simply a result of certain substances naturally reacting with 9ct white gold. Items that are kept clean and cared for are less likely to experience this. If this is something you have experienced in the past or is of concern we recommend having an item which is made of a higher carat gold, palladium or platinum. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this.

    Nickel Conformity

    Our metal alloys conform to the appropriate section of the EU Directive 94/27/EC, parts EN1811 and EN 12472 regarding nickel content. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further or have a question regarding a particular product.

     

    Pendants

    The DotJewellery.com range of pendants include Classic Traditional, Contemporary and Modern styles being plain, patterned and stone set, available in Silver, 9 carat and 18 carat gold.

    Fineness of our metals

    9 carat is 37.5% pure gold (0.375) combined with varying percentage mixes of silver and other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    14 carat is 58.5% pure gold (0.585) combined with varying percentage mixes of other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    18 carat is 75% pure gold (0.750) combined with varying percentage mixes of other (precious and) base metals depending on alloy colour.

    22 carat is 91.6% pure gold (0.916) combined with varying percentage mixes of other base metals depending on alloy colour.

    Platinum is 95% pure (950) comprising 95% platinum and 5% other metals, usually either ruthenium or copper.

    Palladium is available in two alloy purities 950 and 500. 950 Palladium is 95% pure comprising 95% Palladium and 5% other metals, usually Ruthenium. 500 Palladium is 50% pure comprising 50% Palladium and 50% Silver.

    Weight & Tolerance

    All specified weights are approximately accurate but we reserve the right to supply items within an acceptable trade tolerance; this being 0.2 gram for each item less than 2 gram and 10% of the specified weight over 2 grams whichever is the heavier.

    It may be necessary in extreme circumstances to supply a similar product of equal or superior specification where the item requested is not available at the time of order.

    Size

    Please refer to the specific product information.

    Other styles and sizes may be available to special order only. Submit your requirements using the DotJewellery.com contact form.

    White Gold Alloys

    An assortment of white precious and base metals are used to bleach gold white.

    For alloys used by us, to achieve 9 carat white, silver is added and for 18 carat white, palladium is added.

    Nickel may be used in high carat white gold alloys and these will conform to the appropriate section of the EU Directive 94/27/EC, parts EN1811 and EN 12472.

    All white gold is actually off-white in colour. Most sterling silver, 9, 14 and 18ct white gold items are enhanced by Rhodium plating to give a brighter reflective surface, however in time this wears off and may need re-plating should you require. The speed at which this wears off varies and is much quicker with wedding rings that experience wear over their enter surface as they turn around on the finger. With rings such as solitaires the wear tends to start off on the palm side of the ring shank where abrasions will be most focussed.

    The nature of 9ct white gold with its alloy constituents means that it can tarnish under certain conditions and some people maybe more susceptible to this than others. Certain foodstuffs, chemicals and cleaning products can cause surface tarnishing, this can however be easily removed with a jewellery cleaning cloth or solution. This is not a defect in the materials but simply a result of certain substances naturally reacting with 9ct white gold. Items that are kept clean and cared for are less likely to experience this. If this is something you have experienced in the past or is of concern we recommend having an item which is made of a higher carat gold, palladium or platinum. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this.

    Nickel Conformity

    Our metal alloys conform to the appropriate section of the EU Directive 94/27/EC, parts EN1811 and EN 12472 regarding nickel content. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further or have a question regarding a particular product.

     

    Order Tracking

    For you to track the progress of your order please contact DotJewellery.com.