Do you offer melee gemstones?
At this time, we are unable to custom cut gemstones below 4mm due to the limits of our equipment. However, we can often procure commercially cut stones in melee sizes.
Why does my Sapphire look different in varying light?
Sapphires and many other gemstone colors may shift under various lighting conditions. This is normal and expected. Gems are only able to reflect the colors that are made available by the light source it’s currently in, and natural light will usually show the richest colors in gemstones.
Are lab gems and diamonds real?
Yes, because they are chemically identical to their natural diamond or sapphire counterpart, only perfected.
Do you offer certificates of my gem?
No, we can’t issue certification but provide Gem ID cards. All Stag and Finch gem purchases include an Identification Card. Lab accredited certifications need to be purchased separately for natural stones but are included on our lab diamonds. We are GIA trained Gemologists but we don’t have an accredited lab.
Do you offer GIA and IGI lab grown diamond certificates?
Yes we do. Our lab diamonds are certified with GIA and IGI which are the top industry standard accredited gem labs.
Are your natural sapphires treated?
Most natural sapphires are typically heat treated to industry standards. Reason: it improves color and clarity
What is the difference between Synthetic and Simulated gems?
Synthetic gem is a real gemstone material but is man made. Simulants are an imitation gem and are always a different material than what they were made to imitate. Learn more about the differences here:
GIA Article – Simulants
GIA Article – Synthetic Gemstones
Do you offer custom Moissanite?
Not at the moment.
What is the ‘Cut’ of my jewelry piece ?
The ‘Cut’ is a combination of the gemstone shape and pattern of facets.
Does Rhodium plating wear off over time?
With heavy wear, it can wear over an extended period of time (typically over several years and generally located on the inside of the band), it can easily be replated easily by any local jeweler/goldsmith.