A spotlight on our wonderful customers and their rings, various wedding topics and fun ideas, and our talented staff here at brent&jess. If you have content you would like us to consider please give us a quick email @ blog(at)brentjess.com. We'd love to see pictures of you wearing your ring!
Will my sterling silver ring turn my finger green?
Sterling Silver is a wonderful metal for rings and is very budget friendly. However, pure silver is too soft for jewelry unless it is alloyed with stronger metals. Copper is one of the metals that is used as an alloy. The silver we use is .925 sterling, which is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.
Most people will have no problem wearing sterling silver. However, 2-3% of the population have a higher acidity in their skin. This, combined with their city or town environment and the food they consume, can cause a reaction with the copper and result in a green tone on the finger. The green comes off fairly easily. However, it is not desirable for one's wedding band to cause a finger to turn green!
This has only happened with a few of our customers out of the thousands of rings we have made. We encourage you to contact us if this happens to you, because there are several solutions we can explore.
~Wrapped around your finger~
So sentimental. Hand in hand in marriage.
Touching them forever. A lasting impression of you.
Each ring is different with your unique mark.
Why do we make fingerprint wedding bands?
We started making fingerprint wedding rings exclusively and listing them on etsy in 2009. When Brent came up with the idea earlier. he was working for another jeweler and only had time to dabble with the concept on his own time. He loved the idea of making a custom ring and what is more custom than with your fingerprint? It belongs to only you. When he found himself with extra time in 2009, he worked endlessly to create a kit we could send out so we could make these fabulous 3 dimensional fingerprint rings for everyone regardless of their location. We now have a patent on our process of making these rings. As designers both Brent and I made work that was about family, about the sentimental connection of jewelry, and the people who wear it. What is more sentimental than wearing your partner's finger wrapped around yours? Our original concept was the wrap print that is your finger wrapped around theirs.
Customer demand had us then place the fingerprint on the outside of the ring. We had only seen someone place a finger tip print on a ring, while we can wrap it around the ring. We now focus exclusively on fingerprint jewelry. We strive to perfect the fingerprint ring. We now have two types of kits that help create the best possible ring we can for you!
We now make rings using a traditional fingerprint too. Again due to the demand of people wanting designs that could only be done with a subtractive method, we worked to create a new technique of using fingerprints with the traditional fingerprint. This opened up the ability to create rings for people who may no longer have the ability to take a finger impression or have very faint texture.
What metal would you like your rings out of?
Most people don't know much about precious metals.
Here are some details about white gold.
White gold is made by alloying yellow gold with white-colored metals. Nickel is generally used as an alloy because it adds a great deal of strength and tempers the strong yellow color of gold. At brent&jess, we make rings using 10k, 14k, and 18k white gold. The rings we make retain their natural slightly yellow gray color because we don’t rhodium plate our rings unless the customer requests it. This color is deeper in the rings that have more yellow gold in them, so the whitest color is in 10k white, then 14k white, and then 18k white, which is quite yellow. However, none of the shades of yellow are very apparent unless the ring is placed next to another ring in a brighter white metal.
Palladium is not white gold but it is a precious white metal in the same family as platinum. A beautiful, white, and durable choice for a wedding ring.
This ring is 18k white with an interior wrap print.