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Welcome to Thomas Nayler's website where you can purchase unique handcrafted pieces of silver and gold jewellery.
Please review the following terms and conditions as they contain important information about your rights and obligations. By using our website you are legally bound to our terms. Click on any of the above bullet points to be directed to that source of information.

Customer Service
If you require any further information in relation to our website then please feel free to contact us by any of the methods listed below:

Contact Thomas Nayler:

For general enquiries:
mail@thomasnayler.co.uk

For excisiting order enquiries:
orders@thomasnayler.co.uk

0845 269 8579 - Charged at your local rate
07786 990 765
- Direct contact

Post: (Please notify before delivering goods)
Studio 111,
18 - 22 Creekside,
London,
SE8 3DZ.

Ordering products on our website

To order our products you will need to follow the ordering procedures set out on our order pages. Details of our prices for products, the ordering procedures for payment and delivery lead times are displayed on our website. All prices are inclusive of 20% VAT. VAT registration number: 136 5686 86

When ordering products from our website you are given the choice to pay by credit or debit card and Pay Pal Express - the different card types that we accept are Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron, Solo, Maestro, Delta and AMEX. All product prices on our website are correct at the date and time of your order. We can alter the price of any product prior to you placing an order however we will endeavour to keep product prices as accurate as possible at all times.

As an alternative you may pay by cheque, crossed postal order or money transfer - (BACS). All cheques and (crossed) postal orders are to be made payable to Thomas Nayler and posted to our workshop postal address. We do accept card payments over the telephone, if you wish to do this please email you billing and delivery address to us prior to calling us to place your order which will speed up the process.


Online and telephone bank transfers (BACS) are by far the quickest and safest method of payment due to secure online | telephone banking! All payments should be paid into our HSBC bank account by using the details listed below: Please email us to obtain a ref code for your transaction. Payments are most often instant depending on who you bank with and are very secure! Our BACS details are as follows:


SORT CODE: 400122

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41214888

For international money transfers please use the following HSBC bank details listed below:

INTERNATIONAL BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: GB39MIDL40012241214888

BRANCH IDENTIFIER CODE: MIDLGB2140A

Thomas Nayler must receive a payment for the total price of goods that you order before your order can be accepted, and the contract formed. Note: A binding contract is formed once your order has been accepted.

Thomas Nayler has the right to refuse any orders that you purchase. If your order is accepted we will confirm acceptance to you by way of confirmation to the e-mail address you have supplied to us when placing an order. Your bespoke jewellery will then be dispatched as per details set out in the confirmation email message, or, unless specified within 7 - 14 working days. Orders can take up to 28 days during buisy times of year so if you have a deadline you would like us to meet it is advised to contact us prior to placing an order.

You agree to supply us with all your correct details when you purchase any products from our website and that the credit/debit card which you use is your own and that there are sufficient funds or credit facilities to cover the cost of any goods. We reserve the right to obtain validation and/or verification of the authenticity and ownership of the credit/debit card before you purchase any products from the website. We use World Pay Limited for all financial transactions. If you would like further information on World Pay's terms, please visit www.worldpay.com for Terms and Conditions.

Personalised Jewellery Designs
Please note that personalised graffiti jewellery items are individually designed and handcrafted therefore will not look exactly the same as the font types featured on our website. The font types are for guidelines purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure that all personalised graffiti orders are made as similar to the chosen font type featured on the website. Once your order has been accepted you will receive some design proofs by email for you to choose from, your order will only be made once you have confirmed by email which design you would like Thomas Nayler to make. Design proofs are sent at Thomas Naylers discretion. Finished products may look slightly thicker or thinner than the font types featured and design proofs in order to maintain the quality and durability of the product being made.
Our classic script name plate necklaces are designed with computer fonts but are all handmade to perfection. The size dimensions for script style name plates will vary slightly to our graffiti fonts, please refer to the size charts listed on the relevant product sections.

All graffiti and script style name tags can be ordered in small, medium, large and extra large sizes, measurements featured below are approximate and are based on an average name consisting of 5 - 6 letters:

GRAFFITI NAME NECKLACE SIZES:

Small - 3.5cm(length) x 1.5cm(height)
Medium - 5cm(length) x 2cm(height)
Large - 6cm(length) x 2.5cm(height)
EXTRA Large - 7cm(length) x 3cm(height)
SCRIPT NAME NECKLACE SIZES:

Small - 3.5cm(length) x 1.1cm(height)
Medium - 5cm(length) x 1.6cm(height)
Large - 6cm(length) x 1.8cm(height)
EXTRA Large - 7cm(length) x 2cm(height)

Please note that font sizes will slightly differ depending on the weight of the font type chosen, font proportions, EG: higher more compact fonts will have different size dimensions to shorter more elongated fonts, the number of letters required and the arrangement of the letters! Please refer to the font size guides located within both personalised name necklace sections for examples of size proportions.

Bespoke Jewellery Commissions
Thomas Nayler constantly developes new bespoke jewellery collections to keep pace with current fashion trends. One off jewellery commissions play an important role in Thomas's work. Thomas likes to work closely with his customers to create unique piece of handcrafted jewellery from sterling silver or different colours/carrats of gold. Products range from special wedding and engagement rings or gifts to trendy fashion accessories and bespoke personalised pendants / necklaces.

To discuss a bespoke jewellery commission with Thomas Nayler, please contact Thomas directly on: 07786 990 765, or email us. Please email all design attachments in jpeg or gif format to: mail@thomasnayler.co.uk and we will provide you with a quotation within 24 hours.

Promotional Products & Custom Wholesale Logo Jewellery
Whether you are a small business or large corporate company wanting to increase your brands awareness or create an identity we are able to produce unique personalised logo gifts for your promotional and marketing campaigns or events. Gift and promo items are ideal to enhance a brands image and get people talking. Popular promotional products include bronze pin badges, stainless steel keychains and silver or gold plated logos. All promotional gifts can only be ordered in large quantities. Please refer to our main logo portfolio for examples of our priceing structure: Click HEREAll non - personalised jewellery products on our website can be ordered in small or large batch quantities at wholesale prices.

Our Guarantee
We will deliver all personalised jewellery items within 7 -14 working days of payment unless specified within the order confirmation email sent to you by Thomas Nayler, (deliveries made outside of the UK will take longer) - please refer to our Faq's section for further details on deliveries abroad!
Deliveries during buisy periods may take longer. Buisy periods tend to be from October to January as a guide.

If you have a deadline that you would like us to work towards then please email us with your requests and we will make every effort to accomodate your needs. It is best to inform us of your deadline prior to placing your order.

Should delivery be delayed by causes beyond our control, we will notify you by email within 2 working days of the occurrence of the delaying cause. Should an item be damaged whilst in transit we will repair the item/s free of charge aslong as you notify us within 3 working days by email of receipt of the product/s. We guarantee to repair all faulty item/s within a 7 working day period. All payments for jewellery products can be refunded in full within 7 working days of receipt of the product/s, Personalised items are excluded from our refund policy due to the nature of the product, unless what has been made does not relate to what you ordered.

For private bespoke jewellery commissions that are not ordered through our website are non - refundable once a design has been approved by yourslef, a full payment will be required on placement of your order. This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.

Postage and Packaging
All postage and packaging, including a smart white or black gift box with gold signature logo, brochure and flyer is FREE with all orders over £185.00 including VAT. There is a £8.00 delivery charge for UK orders and £12.00 charge for international orders below £185.00 including VAT. For all orders within the UK we use Royal Mail special delivery services for insurance purposes. For all orders outside of the UK we currently use Royal Mail international signed for services or Air Sure - ALL ORDERS ARE INSURED TO THE VALUE OF YOUR ORDER!

Delivery Details / Time
We will handcraft all personalised jewellery items within 7 -14 working days of payment unless specified within the order confirmation email we send to you once you have placed your order, (deliveries made outside of the UK may take longer). Once an order is complete, delivery to all UK based resident's will receive their order/s the next working day. Deliveries arrive between 9.00am and midday and will have to be signed for. For all International orders, please allow 5 - 10 working days in transit for delivery to receive your order/s (Excluding the day of dispatch and the time frame specified to make the jewellery) We can not be held responsible for any delays caused by over seas shipping companies.

NOTE: If you would like to have your order delivered on a particular day or have a tight deadline that you would like us to work towards then please email us with your request prior to ordering! If you require a name necklace to be handmade within 5 days you can select at checkout our additional Speedy Service Charge which costs £20 extra. In most cases we can accomodate, but please do email us for confirmation prior to placing your order. We can arrange a two day shipping service for you with UPS, the cost for this service if required starts from £60.00 for a standard size packet and must be paid in advance by card over the phone.

Undeliverable packages
If no-one was at home to sign for the delivery of the package Royal Mail will leave the package at your local post office for collection. If you do not collect your package from your local post office or the package was refused by the recipient we may have a package returned to us by the the postal service. In the unlikely event of this happening, we will contact you to establish if you would like your order re-despatching. We will have to charge you for any redelivery costs that occur.

In the unlikely event your order goes missing, so long as there is no proof of the order reaching you, we would be more than happy to replace it. Please note: No money refund or product exchange is available if this occurs!

In some cases your order may be delivered late. If you contact us we will be more than happy to track the parcel for you.

Tracking Orders
All orders have their own unique tracking number. We are able to track your order in the UK and internationally.
To track your package once it has been despatched please email us and we will be happy to track the package for you and supply you with the tracking number.

Tracking Orders
We guarantee to repair all faulty item/s within 14 days of purchase, free of charge, providing the item has been reasonably used and not damadged in any way. Please check the goods on delivery. In the unlikely event of your goods being delivered damaged you must inform us within 3 working days of delivery. You will be required to post faulty or damaged item/s back to us by Royal Mail Special Delivery and we will repair the item/s free of charge and post the item/s back to you at our expense. If you do not inform us within 3 working days we shall have no liability for goods said to be damaged on delivery. This does not affect your stautory rights. If you require your jewellery to be repaired after our 14 day free repair guarantee a repair fee of £20.00 will apply, this contributes to labour and postage expenses.

Refunds, Returns and Cancellations
We operate a 7 day no quibble money back guarantee on most of our products. If you require a refund, you must notify us by email first within 7 working days of receipt of the product and it must be returned to Thomas Nayler by Royal Mail Special Delivery in its original condition and packaging addresed to: *
Please email us prior to returning your goods.

Thomas Nayler
Studio 111, Cockpit Arts,
18 - 22 Creekside,
London, SE8 3DZ.

Once the returned item/s have been received, if you require a full refund we will refund the amount in full by the same payment you used for placing your order, minus £8 for original postage costs. If you paid by credit card a 4% credit card processing fee will have to be deducted from the refunded amount as we are charged by the card companies both to process and refund a card transaction! These costs will only be applied if we are not at fault. Please note that the refund may take up to 7 woking days to show on your bank card's bill.

Refunds can only be issued if:
*The product/s delivered is not what you ordered, or does not correspond with its description.
*The product/s provided are not of satisfactory quality or are faulty.

You will be required to pay for the cost of returning goods by Royal Mail Special Delivery.
We regret that all personalised jewellery and handcrafted commissioned jewellery items are excluded from our refund guarantee due to the nature of the product.

All orders including personalised items can be cancelled. To cancel an exising order you must notify us by email within 2 working days from the date which you placed your order!

Complaints
Thomas Nayler operates a complaints handling procedure which is used to try to resolve disputes when they first arise. If you wish to issue a complaint, please contact Thomas Nayler by email: mail@thomasnayler.co.uk

Governing Law
The contract between us shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law, and the English courts shall have jurisdiction to resolve any disputes between us.

Modifications to the website
Our website is maintained within the United Kingdom. We make every effort to make sure the website is accessible, however we can not guarantee it will be all the time. We reserve the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the website including your access to it. Any new features including content and/or sale of new products will be subject to ourTerms and Conditions.

Linked Sites
Through our website, you are able to access other websites via the Links section. Other websites accessed are independent from ours and are not maintained by us. We are not responsible or can not be held liable for the websites that are linked to ours and the accuracy of their content. We are only responsible for the privacy practises on our own website. Please direct any enquiries regarding linked websites and their privacy statements to the site's Webmaster.

Copyright Notice
Thomas Nayler and Trakcyde Designs™ © copyright 2003 - 2011, All Rights Reserved.
The content on this website is protected by Copyright, Intellectual Property rights and/or Database right. All jewellery designs are protected by 'Design Protect', Briffa Ltd and A©ID UK. The owner of these rights is Thomas Nayler - (Trakcyde Designs™). All products and company logos illustrated on our website are the trade marks and trading names of the respective owner.

* You may read, print or download information from our website for the purpose of placing an order with Thomas Nayler or using our website as an information resource only for private and personal use. You may not modify, post, copy, reproduce, republish, transmit, upload, or distibute, by any means, any material or information on or downloaded from our website including text and graphics without our prior written consent, except where permitted to do so.

* Please note: use of this website is subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Privacy Statement
Thomas Nayler treats your privacy with high importance. The personal information that we gather from our customers will be held securely and we will not disclose any of your personal details to any third parties unless we sell the whole or part of the business.
If you require any further information regarding privacy or ordering online then please contact us

Data Protection
We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998; Registration Number Z8994349
and abide by their rules and regulations.
If you require any further information regarding Data Protection please visit www.dataprotection.gov.uk

By providing your information to us, you authorise us to use, store and process your personal details which corresponds to you in order to reasonably provide you with our services. The list below shows the type of personal details that we collect from our customers:

* name
* address
* email address
* phone number
* credit/debit card details

Some sections of this website will ask you to provide your personal information which will allow us to email, support, and notify you of new products and services or general correspondence with you relating to your order. If you would not like to receive emails related to marketing then please contact us
Buying safely online is of great importance to us and we have made all efforts to ensure that security is of the highest standard. We use Worldpay Ltd to securely process your transactions on a secure server; Worldpay use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology which means that your name, address and credit/debit card details are encrypted for extra security and peace of mind.

Please note we can not gain any access to your credit/debit cards details. Worldpay's Terms and Conditions can be found on there official website: www.worldpay.com


Jewellery Information
Below you will find links to various resources, articles and useful information related to jewellery, all of which are designed to help supply you with some knowledge and make your shopping exsperience with us just that bit easier. Please click on the bullet point that you are interested in viewing and you will be directed to that point.

Jewellery Aftercare
To help keep your jewellery in excellent condition we recommend that you have it cleaned at least once a year. This will allow us to check for signs of damage or wear and tear and suggest a suitable repair before it becomes a serious problem.

If you have a special piece of jewellery that becomes damaged we offer a high class repair and  re - finishing service to solve this problem for you. All our jewellery repairs are accompanied by a 6 month guarantee. If you wish to extend this guarantee please contact us.

As an experienced jewellery craftsmen I am able to carry out the highest quality work which includes:

  1. Jewellery restoration and repair – from £30.00
  2. Jewellery cleaning and re-finishing services - from £10.00
  3. Ring sizeing – from £20.00 - Prices depend on metal type and size of ring.
  4. All work guaranteed

JEWELLERY CARE TIPS
All of our jewellery has been made with great care and finished to a very high specification, however all jewellery made from sterling silver is still vunerable to scratches so please avoid heavy-duty activities whilst wearing your jewellery such as washing up, gardening, D.I.Y, etc.....

18ct commissions can be cleaned using a soft polishing cloth (unsuitable for matt finish) Diamonds and other precious stones can be cleaned using mild washing-up liquid on a soft toothbrush, then rinsed thoroughly with hot water.

Sterling silver can naturally oxidise with time causing jewellery to turn grey or even black in colour, this is a result of the silver being exposed to the oxygen in the air where the metal alloys - (usually copper or zinc) react and cause the silver jewellery to tarnish. The other main reasons why your silver jewellery could tarnish are due to chlorine or skin acidity which fluctuates according to diet or medication. Some perfumes and sea water also tend to tarnish sterling silver so it is advisable to avoid swimming with your jewellery and to put your jewellery on after spraying perfumes, hair spray and any other sprays of that matter!

Oxidisation better known as tarnishing is common on jewelry during the summer time as higher temperatures and humidity accelerate the process and you tend to sweat more which increases the acidity in your skins pores.
It is adviseable when your jewelry is not in use, to store it in a tarnish / acid free box or paper.

Regular cleaning can also help prevent the formation of silver sulphide or tarnish.
Silver jewellery can be cleaned by using a silver dip solution following the instructions given, a cheaper option which works well also is a standard anti tarnish polishing cloth. If you do not want to invest in professhional cleaning products It is good practice to clean your steling silver jewelry with washing up liquid and rinse thoroughly with hot water - be sure to dry straight away with a soft cloth or tissue to avoid water stains. Alternatively your jewellery can be returned to Thomas Nayler where your jewellery can be re-polished, re-finished and/or re-matted for you on request. Polishing clothes and silver dip solution can be purchased on request also.

Ring Size Chart
Their are several ways of measuring your fingers ring size, with string, paper or wire but the most accurate way has got to be with a metal or plastic ring gauge which can be obtained from your local jewellers or Thomas Nayler directly, alternatively you can use the printable ring sizer or ring size chart below to find out your ring size.


Ring Size Chart

Ring Sizes

Printable Ring Sizer
To print a copy of our ring sizer simply click on the image below to enlarge it and click the "print this page" text within the pop up window. NOTE: The sizer should be printed at 100% to scale as the size may vary depending on your printer settings and screen resolution.

Printable Ring Sizer

Print this ring sizer at 100% , cut it out and measure your finger by following the detailed instructions stated!

Ring Size Conversion Chart
To print a copy of our International Ring Size Conversion Chart simply click HERE To stock a contemporary jewellery collection of Thomas Nayler's please contact us and click the "print this page" text within the pop up window.

Birthstone & Star Sign Charts
Below you will find various types of birthstone charts which i hope you find useful when considering to commisssion a bespoke piece of jewellery for a special gift on a special day.

Modern Birthstone Chart
January: Garnet
February: Amethyst
March: Aquamarine
April: Diamond
May: Emerald
June: Alexandrite
July: Ruby
August: Peridot
September: Blue Sapphire
October: Rose Zircon
November: Golden Topaz
December: Blue Zircon
Traditional Birthstone Chart
January: Garnet
February: Amethyst
March: Aquamarine or Bloodstone
April: Diamond
May: Emerald
June: Pearl or moonstone
July: Ruby
August: Peridot or sardonyx
September: Blue Sapphire
October: Opal or Tourmaline
November: Topaz
December: Turquoise or Lapis Lazuli

Zodiac Birthstone Chart
January: Ruby
February: Garnet
March: Amethyst
April: Bloodstone
May: Sapphire
June: Agate
July: Emerald
August: Onyx
September: Carnelian
October: Peridot
November: Beryl
December: Topaz


Old Testament Birthstone Chart
January: Jasper
February: Sapphire
March: Chalcedony
Apri: Emerald
May: Sardonyx
June: Sardonyx
July: Chrysolite
August: Beryl
September: Topaz
October: Chrysoprase
November: Bloodstone
December: Amethyst
Spanish Birthstone Chart
January: Hyacinth
February: Amethyst
March: Jasper
April: Sapphire
May: Agate
June: Emerald
July: Onyx
August: Carnelian
September: Chrysolite
October: Aquamarine
November: Topaz
December: Ruby


Jewish Birthstone Chart
January: Garnet
February: Amethyst
March: Jasper
April: Sapphire
May: Agate, Carnelian, Chalcedony
June: Emerald
July: Onyx
August: Carnelian
September: Chrysolite
October: Aquamarine
November: Topaz
December: Ruby

Anniversary Gemstone Chart
1st Peridot
2nd Red garnet
3rd Jade
4th Blue zircon
5th Pink tourmaline
6th Turquoise
7th Yellow sapphire
8th Tanzanite
9th Amethyst
10th Blue Sapphire
11th Citrine
12th Opal
13th Moonstone
14th Agate
15th Rhodolite


16th Red Spinel
17th Carnelian
18th Aquamarine
19th Garnet
20th Yellow Diamond
25th Tsavorite
30th Pearl
35th Emerald
40th Ruby
45th Cat’s Eye
50th Imperial Topaz
60th Star Ruby
65th Blue Spinal
70th Smokey Quartz
75th Diamond

The star sign stone chart below shows you how the different types of semi / precious stones relate
to your astrological sun signs which is useful when researching your horoscope or planning a gift.

Aries
The symbol of this sign is activity – initiative, ambition or creativity. Arians always rise from the lowest to the highest form – from red to white.
Gems: All red stones, like garnet, ruby, red jasper
Taurus
The symbols of this sign are love and wisdom. Taurus are closely attuned to products of the earth. They need to transform the love of personal to that of selfless service.
Gems: All yellow stones like topaz, citrine, amber
Gemini
This is the sign of duality. It symbolizes life and death, joy and sorrow, health and sickness, abundance and poverty.
Gems: All purple stones, like amethyst or fluorite
Cancer
This symbolizes love and life. The magic power of love is the message and quest of this sign.
Gems: All green stones – emerald, jade, peridot, agate, green jasper
Leo
This is the sign of wisdom and activity. Divinity and humility are keynotes for meditation for the native of this sign.
Gems: All gold and orange stones – amber, orange jasper, carnelian, fire opal, topaz
Virgo
This sign symbolizes reason transformed into wisdom. Knowledge and understanding produce wisdom.
Gems: Amethyst and fluorite
Libra
It symbolizes the balance that must be weighed with the deeds of the year. It symbolizes the unfolding of love leading to unity.
Gems: Yellow stones – topaz, amber, citrine
Scorpio
This is one of the most powerful signs. Its force being dual in aspect, it moves from the lowest depths to the greatest heights. It purifies the animal nature and lifts forces to a higher plane of expression.
Gems: Red and clear crimson stones – ruby, garnet, coral, red jasper, bloodstone
Sagittarius
This sign symbolizes high idealism and noble aspirations. Its highest expression is a spiritualized mind.
Gems: Blue Stones – Sapphire, lapis-lazuli, blue topaz, sodalite
Capricorn
This sign denotes the mystery of the darkest night and the glory of the light. This sign symbolizes the crossing of the bridge of darkness before reaching the radiation of the great white light. The goal for a Capricorn is to conquer one’s ego.
Gems: Black and white stones – black tourmaline, jet, moonstone, opal, pearl
Aquarius
This sign symbolizes promotion of communication and group work. The goal of an Aquarian is to achieve oneness of the whole, or wholeness of the one.
Gems: Clear blue stones – blue topaz, lapis-lazuli, sapphire
Pisces
This sign symbolizes selfless service, the ideal way to achieve success. It denotes the spirit struggling to rescue humanity from greed.
Gems: Soft blue and indigo stones – blue topaz, indigo sapphire, azurite

About Diamonds
Carbon is one of the most common elements in the world, and is one of the four essentials for the existence of life. Humans are more than 18-percent carbon. The air we breathe contains traces of carbon. When occurring in nature, carbon exists in three basic forms:

  • Diamond - an extremely hard, clear crystal
  • Graphite - A soft, black mineral made of pure carbon. The molecular structure is not as compact as diamond's, which makes it weaker than diamond.
  • Fullerite - A mineral made of perfectly spherical molecules consisting of exactly 60 carbon atoms. This allotrope was discovered in 1990.

Diamonds form about 100 miles (161 km) below the Earth's surface, in the molten rock of the Earth's mantle, which provides the right amounts of pressure and heat to transform carbon into a diamond. In order for a diamond to be created, carbon must be placed under at least 435,113 pounds per square inch (psi or 30 kilobars) of pressure at a temperature of at least 752 degrees Fahrenheit (400 Celsius). If conditions drop below either of these two points, graphite will be created. At depths of 93 miles (150 km) or more, pressure builds to about 725,189 psi (50 kilobars) and heat can exceed 2,192 F (1,200 C).

Most diamonds that we see today were formed millions (if not billions) of years ago. Powerful magma eruptions brought the diamonds to the surface, creating kimberlite pipes. Kimberlite pipes are created as magma flows through deep fractures in the Earth. The magma inside the kimberlite pipes acts like an elevator, pushing the diamonds and other rocks and minerals through the mantle and crust in just a few hours.

Diamonds are not exclusive to Earth. Scientists believe that diamonds may one day be found uner the moons surface. Neptune and Uranus also contain a lot of the hydrocarbon gas - methane which could possibly turn to diamond at fairly shallow depths!

Diamond Carat, Cut,Clarity,Colour
A carat is a unit of measurement, it's the unit used to weigh a diamond. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams. Their are 100 points in 1 carat, so a 1/4 of a carat would be 25 points. Please note: diamond carat is differnt to the meaning of karat which is used for determining the purity of gold.

The cut of a diamond determines its brilliance. Diamonds are cut to differnt heights, the best type of diamond to buy is one that is not too shallow or not to high but evening proportioned with plenty of cuts/facets in order to let as much light into the stone as possible.

Polish and symmetry are two important aspects of the cutting process. The polish grade describes the smoothness of the diamond's facets, and the symmetry grade refers to alignment of the facets. With poor polish, the surface of a facet can be dulled With poor symmetry, light can be misdirected as it enters and exits the diamond

The interrelations between the different areas of the diamond as listed below are all taken into acount when creating the perfect diamond, Each part of the diamond has to be cut in such a way to reflect the light to its full potential.

You can have a big diamond of poor quality which will be cheaper than say a small good quality diamond. Poor quality is determined by the amount of inclusions within the stone, inclusions can be visible to the eye by identifyling grey areas within a dull stone. For small stones you will need an eye loop which is used to magnify the facets.

Diameter: The width of the diamond as measured through the girdle.
Table: The largest facet of a gemstone.
Crown: The top portion of a diamond extending from the girdle to the table.
Girdle: The intersection of the crown and pavilion which defines the perimeter of the diamond.
Pavilion: The bottom portion of a diamond, extending from the girdle to the culet.
Culet: The facet at the tip of a gemstone. The preferred culet is not visible with the unaided eye (graded "none" or "small").
Depth: The height of a gemstone measured from the culet to the table.

The different cuts/shapes of diamond that are commonly used are: rectangle, square, round, pear shape, heart shape, marquise which is a taperd oval shape.

Diamonds come in hundreds of different colors and shades, white is the most commonly used but is not the cheapest as other colors such as black have been dyed to change the color.

Semi - Precious Stones
If you would like to know more about semi - Precious and precious stones please visit this useful resource to get all the information you need, this is useful when decideing on which type of stone suits your jewellery design: www.softflexcompany.com

Cubic Zirconias
Cubic Zirconia is well known as a substitute for Diamonds, due to its high hardness and great fire. It is a man-made, synthetic jewelry gemstone. But in recent years, it has established itself as a gorgeous gem in its own right. Cubic Zirconia is a beautiful synthetic gemstone that is durable and inexpensive and now even comes in any color of the rainbow, making it even more desirable.

Compared to Diamonds
To the untrained eye, Cubic Zirconia looks identical to a good quality Diamond, but Zirconia has slightly less brilliance or sparkle than a Diamond and more fire or flashes of color. The overall effect is so similar that it can even fool a trained gemologist on occasion. One great difference between Cubic Zirconia and Diamond is weight. Cubic Zirconia is about 75% heavier than a Diamond. A piece of CZ the same size as a one carat Diamond weighs about 1.75 carats. Zirconia is also more brittle than natural Diamond and softer. Cubic Zirconia is also flawless, instead of natural diamonds which usually contain impurities and inclusions. But today Cubic Zirconia can be produced in nearly all colors, also Cubic Zirconia with inclusions are made in laboratories! Gemologists agree that Cubic Zirconia is the finest Diamond alternative because it comes closer than any other gem material to matching the characteristics of a Diamond. Most people, even trained gemologists, cannot tell the difference with the naked eye.

Fire & Brilliance
Cubic Zirconia or CZ for short has slightly less brilliance (sparkle) than natural diamonds, while having more fire (flashes of rainbow colors). The overall effect is so similar to diamond that trained gemologists often require special equipment to tell them apart.

Hardness
There are only very few substances on earth harder than Cubic Zirconia. With a hardness rating of 8.5 on the Mohs' scale , CZ comes close to matching diamond's perfect 10. Yes, Cubic Zirconia will scratch glass, just like a natural Diamond.

Stone Setting Techniques
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Jewellery Design Tips

When designing a piece of jewellery for us to hand make for you it is best to consider the overal look and feel you want to acheive, whether it be chunky or delicate, intricate/fussy or simple in appearance. A good place to start is to think which type of occasion you want to wear the peice of jewelery for and what garments you want it to match with. Once you have decided on these points you can use a ruler to work out the thickness of metal and width or legth of the design, once you have worked this out you can decide on the detail which will be suitable to fit within these mesurements. Think about balancing the design with a focal point, maybe you could have a nice sparkly vibrant stone in the centre and include some kind of detail on either side of the stone.

It is a good idea to set yourself a budget and work your deign around it, for example if you would like to have your deisgn made in gold but your budget is not enough for this it may be worth considering to have a design made from silver and to have gold highlights added to it which will give it an exspenve look but will still be within your budget.

Please contact Thomas Nayler if you wish to discuss your design ideas and he will be more than happy to advise you.

Why Buy Custom Handmade Jewellery?
In our opinion custom handmade jewellery cant be beaten. Handmade jewellery is better in the respect that lots of people will not be wearing the same thing as you! You will stand out from the crowd and receive compliments whilst having pleasure in wearing your special unique piece!
Handmade jewellery is far superior as you can have something custom made to your exact requirements and are not limited to buying something off the shelf. The only way that mass produced jewellery serves its purpose is if you are wanting to have lots of the same item produced for promotional purposes otherwhys it is not worth the money as you end up with a common look without the quality you are looking for.

Promotion Product Ideas
If you are wanting to have some promotional logo products made for a marketing event or simply want us to create a logo for your companies brand then the most versatile products have to keychains. A keychain can be easily attached to your keys, bag or wallet making them a very practical promo item for you to give away! Keychains are unisex products, are simple and are relatively chaep to produce in base metals.

Please conatct Thomas Nayler to discuss your ideas and the possiblities available to you along with price quotes.

Wholesale Jewelry
We can mass produce set designs in batch or bulk quantities. Customers can have their own design produced or we can design something unique for your company project. We can wholesale jewelry in sterling silver or base metals such as brass, bronze, etc. Please
contact us for further details on price quotes, design, production time frame, etc.

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