For clients who visit our studio and who aren't quite sure what style of ring to purchase, we offer loaner rings.
A loaner ring is a fully qualified ring except that it's usually made out of silver and doesn't have real gems in it. You can take a loaner ring in one of our ring boxes and propose with it. Loaners are either $250 for a basic solitaire or $350 for designs like halo rings where you have lots of little diamonds around the center and/or down the sides of the ring. The money you pay for the loaner will be credited against the ring you purchase when you come back together. There is no time limit for how long you can keep the loaner--we had one client who came back two years later. You can also use your loaner ring credit for the purchase bands or custom work, should that be your preference.*
The beautiful thing about this program is that it completely eliminates the risk of getting the 'wrong' ring. Some people think it eliminates the risk of getting a 'no' but we've never actually had a client who has had their proposal refused.
Some clients think it's because we brought them good luck because they chose to work with a company that uses ethical metals & diamonds. Maybe. There is karma after all. But it could also just be that they demonstrated good thinking by letting their intended help choose the ring. :)
FAQ: Can I keep the loaner ring to use for travel or as a keepsake?
Yes, you can--the ring in yours to keep. In this case we remove the $250/$350 credit from your gold or platinum ring's invoice. And should you opt for a Travel Ring version of your final ring, we will deduct the $250/$350 from the cost of your Travel Ring.
*Loaner rings will be 100% credit against your purchase when returned in new condition. Otherwise, your credit will be less a $75 refurbishment fee. Loaner rings returned without purchase will be refunded $100 when returned in new condition and $25 if refurbishment is required. No refunds without the return of our ring box.