Kalimera & Kalinihta Assos Ring
£430.00 – £1,340.00
This ocean inspired, hand made ethical and eco friendly “Assos” ring is made from recycled sterling silver and 9ct gold. The band is sand textured and planished with a brushed finish. Available as a narrow (3mm) or wide (5mm) band. The narrow band takes an approx 2.5mm/.06 carat gemstone, the 5mm band takes an approx 4mm/.25 carat gemstone.
Each gemstone is responsibly sourced and meets the principles of Fair Trade. Every stone mined will be different, so if you’d like to know more about your gemstone, or choose from a selection, please let me know.
I prefer to source my gemstones from Sri Lanka or Tanzania. The miners work in safe conditions, with fair pay, no children work in the mines and these gemstones do not fund wars or civil unrest. The nature of mining in these countries does less environmental damage.
I’ve chosen to work with these gemstones and mines, because they do the most good for the artisans who mine them. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more. Sometimes gemstones in specific sizes are unavailable, at which point I’ll source from other Fair Trade mines outwith Sri Lanka and Tanzania.
The natural diamonds I use are Canadian, alternatively laboratory created diamonds are available.
Each ring is hand made to order and takes 4-6 weeks.
This ethical and eco friendly collection is also vegan and vegetarian friendly – no animal products are used in the making of my jewellery.
You might also be interested in my Lichen collection, click here to take a look.
Small pieces of jewellery from my silver collections are usually processed and delivered within 3 to 4 working days. Bangles and rings are made to order and can take 4 – 6 weeks, if you need your piece of jewellery sooner, please get in touch. Customised pieces 6 – 8 weeks. If you’d like one of the collections pieces to be created by remodelling your own jewellery, you will be added to our waiting list. You can contact me to find out the current wait times.
Pieces under £50 will be posted in the UK by 1st class signed for. Jewellery valued at over £50 will be sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery, this is an insured service. UK postage and packing is FREE.
If you live outside of the UK and would like to order, please contact me for a shipping quote.
If you have any questions feel free to get in touch:
Email me at: email@example.com
Or simply call me on: 013873 81180
CAN’T FIND YOUR RING SIZE ON THE WEBSITE?
If you can’t find your size in the drop-down menu, just send me an email with your requested size and I’ll send you a quote. If it’s smaller than the sizes given on the website, the price will remain the same, if it’s larger it will be a little more expensive.
NOT SURE OF YOUR RING SIZE?
I can pop a plastic ring sizer in the post or you can nip into your local jeweller and ask them to measure your finger. A wide band will usually fit half to one size bigger than a thin band, so take this into account when getting sized.
I only use ethical, responsibly sourced or sustainable recycled metals and stones in my jewellery.
You can choose from recycled silver, recycled gold, fairly traded gold or recycled platinum for your metal
Then choose from responsibly sourced, traceable, coloured gemstones, that support charitable initiatives where possible.
Conflict free natural Canadian diamonds or laboratory created diamonds.
No child labour is ever involved.
I can also source antique/recycled diamonds, ask for more information
My jewellery and packaging is vegan friendly.
See my ethos page for further details
BESPOKE SERVICE, WEDDING RINGS AND ENGAGEMENT RINGS
There are NO REFUNDS or exchanges for bespoke commissioned pieces, wedding rings or engagement rings. Customised pieces, bangles and rings are all made to your specific size and requirements and therefore can not be returned either. Earrings are unable to be returned due to health and safety. However, if the item is found to be faulty, I reserve the right to repair the item first or re-make the item for you.
For further information please go to my terms and conditions.
DO YOU HAVE A SHOP OR SHOWROOM I CAN VISIT?
Yes, you are welcome to visit my showroom and studio at 38 Henry Street, Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, DG13 0AS. The studio is open for people to drop in, every Thursday afternoon from 12.30 till 4.30pm. Alternatively you can make an appointment, please get in touch to arrange this.
HOW LONG WILL MY ORDER TAKE TO ARRIVE?
If you’ve purchased a silver item, I aim to post your order within 3-5 working days. Silver bangles and rings are made to your precise size and so take longer, usually 4-6 weeks. Engagement rings from my collections usually take around 4-6 weeks from the order date to be made. Customised pieces take 6-8 weeks and I operate a waiting list for bespoke and remodelling. If you need your jewellery sooner then please let me know and I’ll see if I can meet your deadline.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY CHOSEN ITEM IS ETHICALLY SOURCED?
I only use fair trade or recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones and Canadian diamonds for my jewellery. The only exception is where you choose antique diamonds. There is no way to find out how or where they were originally mined, however this is a more sustainable option. You can find out more here.
I CANNOT FIND MY SIZE ON YOUR WEBSITE, WHAT IF MY FINGER SIZE IS BIGGER OR SMALLER, CAN YOU ALSO MAKE IT?
Yes – just drop me an email for a quote and advice on how to go about ordering. Requests for smaller sized rings will be quoted at the same price. Larger sizes will be a little more expensive.
CAN I ASK FOR MY JEWELLERY TO HAVE A DIFFERENT CHAIN OR TYPE OF EAR WIRE?
Yes, you can. Don’t forget, I’m happy to customise any piece to make it a bit more “you”. Find out more here.
IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE IN COLOUR BETWEEN RECYCLED GOLD AND FAIR TRADE GOLD?
No. For both yellow and white gold, the colour will be the same, whether you choose recycled or fair trade.
I’D LIKE TO CUSTOMISE A PIECE OF JEWELLERY, HOW DOES IT WORK?
It’s easy, just get in touch and lets have a chat about what you’d like to do. I’ll then provide a quotation based on your changes, which will be the standard price plus or minus the cost of the changes.
HOW MUCH DO YOUR CLASSIC BESPOKE PIECES COST?
I quote for each piece individually, based on the type and amount of metal needed, any gemstones or diamonds and the amount of time needed to make your piece. As a rough guide, a bespoke piece in 18ct gold would cost from around £1500. Find out more here.
I’D LIKE TO COMMISSION A UNIQUE PIECE BASED ON OUR TRAVELS, CAN YOU DO THIS?
This sounds like the perfect starting point for one of my story pieces, you can find out more here.