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Quick Start Info
How do we do this?
Getting started can be intimidating, especially if you do not feel confident in your jewelry knowledge. This is why you work directly with our designer via email on a personal level. Samantha is not a saleswoman, she is your designer friend! She is friendly, happy to answer a million questions and help guide you. This way, your service is more personal and you have a much wider range of diamond and gemstone choices. This allows for much more uniqueness than your average jewelry store can offer.
Simple fill out our Custom Inquiry Form when you're ready to start picking out your setting and stones for purchase.
How far in advance should I get a ring started?
Although it's possible to pick a diamond and finish a ring in a few days, that leaves you with limited options based on inventory. Please get in touch at least 6 weeks in advance. That gives us 1-2 weeks of discussion and visuals, stone hunting from our suppliers, and question answering. Payment is taken, and it can take 2-4 weeks to complete. If you are leaving the country or moving, please get in touch even further in advance, as we do not want any undirected pieces of mail.
What do I need to know to get started?
It is best to have an idea of budget, metal color, main stone or main stone color preference, and ring size. We are open to seeing your doodles, screen shots, and any other inspiration of what you like to get started. However, if you feel absolutely clueless, that is fine too. Samantha is happy to help you get a feel for what you like.
You are not limited to our beloved Celestial Diamonds which come in many shapes, shades and levels of clarity. We offer classic, high clarity white diamonds upon request. But let's go over the more well loved options Midwinter Co. offers:
The Rose Cut appeared in the early sixteenth century and was popular into the eigthteenth and nineteenth centuries. Rose cuts are tall, or more like a slice, and have flat bottoms and triangular facets. With anywhere from 3 to 24 facets, a rose cut diamond resembles the shape of a rose bud. The best part of a rose cut is the pricing, considering all of the money is going into a part of a diamond that you can see, not hidden weight underneath.
Rose cuts we offer come in:
- Emerald / Rectangle
- Unique, freehand or geometric shapes
Regular cut diamonds with pavilions - a point at the bottom. This cut maximizes the brilliancy of a diamond, with maximized light return through the top of the diamond.
These diamonds are offered in:
- Emerald / Rectangle
- Princess / Square
- Other / Unusual geometric shapes
Diamond clarity and color scale