Does 79 Fine offer custom designs?
Yes. The custom design process includes the following services:
- One initial consultation (approximately 30-minute virtual meeting)
- One budget and production estimate provided via email
- Upon approval and receipt of deposit (see below), 79 Fine will provide one design mock-up (CAD/CAM images)
- One 30-minute virtual consultation to approve or modify the design before production begins
- Confirmation of the final design will be emailed to you with images and will request your written confirmation via reply email. Any changes beyond your acceptance will be at your expense. Custom designs with a purchase price of $5,000 or more will include a free appraisal by an independent appraiser.
Payment Terms for custom designs are as follows:
- 50% of the approved estimate due to initiate design mock-up. This deposit is non-refundable.
- 50% plus sales tax, if applicable, is due upon approval of final design. Your custom order will enter production upon payment receipt.
Does 79 Fine provide diamond grading reports?
Upon request, diamonds one carat or larger (lab grown or natural) can include a grading report from a reputable lab like GIA (Gemological Institute of America), IGI (International Gemological Institute) and GCAL (Gem Certification & Assurance Lab). Some ready-to-wear jewelry (1+ ct diamonds) will come with a grading report when specified in the item’s description.
Does 79 Fine offer a craftsmanship warranty?
We provide a 90-day warranty (from the shipping date) on the craftsmanship of all jewelry.
This warranty only covers issues with structural integrity and excludes damage to diamonds and gemstones. It does not include accidental or intentional damage or loss.
We strongly recommend adding valuable jewelry to your homeowners or rental insurance, or insuring your jewelry with a policy specific to jewelry.
79 Fine will cover shipping both ways for any repairs accepted under this warranty.
To request a warranty repair, please contact info@79Fine.com.
Does 79 Fine offer resizing?
79 Fine will resize your ring for a fee. You are responsible for shipping fees for resizing. Please note that some rings are unable to be resized depending on the design.
Any resizing or repairs made by another jeweler voids all warranties from 79 Fine.
What type of shipping does 79 Fine provide?
Complimentary 2-3 business day shipping is included (USP, FedEx, USPS). All shipments are insured and may require a signature for delivery.
The shipping timeline is estimated from the date the item is shipped, not ordered. All 79 Fine jewelry is made-to-order and production time for most jewelry is 3-6 weeks.
All 79 Fine jewelry is shipped in a gift-ready, branded box.
What is 79 Fine’s return/refund/exchange policy?
All 79 Fine jewelry is made to order or custom. Any returns/refunds/exchanges are at the discretion of 79 Fine (info@79Fine.com).
Why does 79 Fine use lab grown diamonds?
When it comes to diamonds you should get exactly what you desire, without compromising quality or size. When you choose a lab grown diamond, you may save as much as 30% or more, depending upon the size and quality of the stone. Whether lab-grown or mined, all diamond prices vary, depending on the 4C’s — color, clarity, cut and carat weight.
Are lab-grown, lab-created, or man-made diamonds real?
Yes, lab-grown diamonds are real. A lab grown diamond is just what the name implies. It is a real diamond that is grown in a laboratory that replicates the conditions in the earth that cause natural mined diamonds to form.
Lab grown diamonds have the same chemical, optical, physical properties and crystal structure as natural mined diamonds. Lab grown diamonds respond to light the same way as a natural diamond and they are just as hard — a 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
How are lab-grown diamonds made?
When diamonds grow in the earth, carbon atoms are subjected to extremely high temperatures and high pressure. Those conditions are recreated to grow diamonds in a lab.
There are two methods to grow diamonds in a lab. High Pressure, High Temperature (HPHT) which uses extreme heat and pressure to form a diamond. The Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) method “seeds” the diamond to get it started. A seed is placed in a vacuum chamber with moderate heat and temperature. A mixture of gases that includes carbon is introduced into the chamber. The carbon attaches itself to the seed and forms a diamond. Once a rough diamond is produced in a lab, it is then cut and polished to bring out its beauty. Just like natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds will have variations in quality.
Can anyone tell the difference between lab-grown and mined diamonds?
Visually, a lab grown diamond looks exactly the same as a mined diamond, it will have the same amazing sparkle and hardness as a natural stone. The biggest difference is that one is made in the earth and the other is made by scientists in a controlled laboratory setting. Not even a trained jeweler using a loupe or microscope can tell the difference. The only way to distinguish between the two is by testing the diamond in a gemological laboratory using highly sophisticated equipment. With a lab grown diamond you’ll get the same quality as a mined diamond, but at a fraction of the cost.
Are lab-grown diamonds certified by the same independent gemological laboratories as mined diamonds?
Yes, most of the major gemological labs that evaluate natural diamonds also provide reports for lab-grown diamonds. As with any diamond, mined or lab grown, there are variations in the quality of the stone. At 79 Fine we select the finest quality lab grown diamonds with the most exceptional cut that brings out the true beauty of the gem, so that each diamond displays its sparkling best.
All of our loose lab grown diamonds and some diamonds 1-carat or larger that are set in ready-to-wear jewelry are accompanied by a Gemological Institute of America (GIA), International Gemological Institute (IGI), or Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL) report, so you can trust the quality that you are getting. These gemological labs evaluate diamonds based on the 4C’s: Cut, color, clarity and carat weight. With a lab grown diamond you’ll get more diamond for your money and that’s a great way to say forever, whether it’s an engagement ring or a treasured jewelry piece from 79 Fine that you add to your collection.