Feb 24th 2010 3:08AM Another great method of removing these rings leaves the ring intact! The zirconia ceramic can actually be torqued into an off-round shape using a vice grip and allowing the wearer's finger to slip out (since our fingers are generally not round, but thicker in one dimension or the other) without cracking the ring.
Please note that ETIENNE DOES NOT USE LABORATORY CREATED DIAMONDS in any of his designs, ever! All Etienne's designs include only natural diamonds, mined from the earth!
Etienne often uses natural color diamonds in his designs especially in the yellow, pink and brown ranges in his designs.
However, he has found his niche creating the highest quality bridal jewelry using color enhanced (HPHT) natural diamonds. The use of color enhanced natural diamonds opens many doors, allowing Etienne to create beautiful custom designed rings, with easily sourced and exactly matching color diamonds in nearly any color of the rainbow at much more affordable prices.
Feb 23rd 2010 2:27AM You can also see photos and information about all of Etienne's newest Gem Ceramic and colored diamond jewelry designs on his Facebook page at:
Feb 22nd 2010 4:57AM Nice to hear your inquisitive comments about Etienne's Gem Ceramic
designs and even happier to be able to provide positive answers!
Zirconia ceramic is extremely durable. Even thin kitchen knives made
of this material, which are much more fragile than sturdy rings, are
basically shatterproof. If you drop a knife on its tip or use it to
pry things open it can chip, but dropping one on the floor almost
never causes it to shatter.
We have tried repeatedly to crack one of Etienne's Gem Ceramic rings
by dropping or even throwing against a marble floor and so far we've
never broken one. Of course this is not recommended for designs set
with colored diamonds!
Etienne does offer a full guarantee on all his Gem Ceramic designs!
In regards to how to get your Gem Ceramic off in an emergency, there
are some fairly simple options. It's generally true that a diamond
drill bit is necessary to cut off Zirconia rings.
Fortunately, you will have no problem finding the tools and
knowledgeable personnel to cut them off at any dentists office, or at
most jeweler stores if it becomes to tight to remove with soap. In
fact, cutting off a Zirconia ring with a diamond drill bit is no more
risky than cutting off a gold ring with a conventional bit.
Additionally, as the popularity of this material has grown--remember
that Rado has been very successfully marketing Zirconia ceramic
watches for over 20 years!--proper training is now being provided to
emergency personnel in order to assure that they will know how to
remove these rings as efficiently as possible.
Buy your own beautiful custom designed Etienne Perret Gem Ceramic
rings without fear!
Contact Etienne directly at email@example.com to answer any
questions you have!