• John Hileman

What are you looking for in a turquoise bridal set? Maybe it's a specific color of turquoise or a specific shape for the center gemstone. Every bride has a picture of their dream engagement ring and wedding band in their head but sometimes finding your dream ring can be difficult. Things can be even more difficult if your dream engagement ring involves turquoise. Many typical jewelry stores don't even offer turquoise engagement rings and if they do, the selection is small and definitely not customizable. What if you found a jeweler that specializes in turquoise and offers a variety of ring styles, turquoise colors, center gemstone options and metals to choose from? If you are reading this you are one step closer to finding your perfect turquoise bridal set. At Hileman Silver Jewelry we specialize in turquoise and turquoise inlay rings. All of our ring designs can be inlaid with any of the turquoise you see on our website. You can choose from a variety of gemstones for the center stone of your turquoise engagement ring including traditional white stones like a diamond, white sapphire or Moissanite or something non-traditional like a blue topaz or blue sapphire. We have many stone shapes available from traditional round shapes to less traditional trillions. You can select the metal for the mounting to fit your budget. We offer budget friendly sterling silver as a starting point with an upgrade to tarnish resistant Continuum silver being a good value. Gold is an upgrade option and we offer 14 karat white, yellow and rose gold if you would like a more durable option than sterling silver. Platinum is also an option if your budget allows for this premium metal. Just let us know what customizations you are interested in and we will get back to you with a price quote for your dream ring!

Custom rose gold engagement ring with matching man's turquoise wedding band.Custom rose gold engagement ring with matching man's turquoise wedding band.
Custom rose gold engagement ring with matching man's turquoise wedding band.

If by chance you don't see any of our bridal ring sets that will work for you but appreciate the quality of our work, we would love to work with you to create a custom engagement ring or wedding band of your own design. Custom ring designs take a little longer to complete so please allow us 4 to 7 weeks to complete your custom design. Contact us to get started on your perfect turquoise bridal set today!

John Hileman

Hileman Silver Jewelry

(623) 518-6588

info@HilemanSilverJewelry.com

  • John Hileman

Updated: Feb 27

Many customers stumble on to our turquoise ring website, see all the silver rings and don’t realize that we also make gold jewelry.  All of the sterling silver turquoise ring designs you see on our website, including our popular turquoise engagement rings and wedding rings, can be ordered in 14 karat gold.  Our upgrade color options are white gold, yellow gold and rose gold .  Because sterling silver is the softest of all the precious metals, we recommend that you upgrade to 14k gold for added durability if your budget allows.  Gold will hold up better for daily wear and will provide a more secure setting for your gemstones.  If your budget doesn’t allow for gold, you should consider upgrading from standard sterling silver to Continuum silver for some added durability and tarnish resistance.  Another great option is 316L stainless steel. It's both affordable and very durable. 316L stainless steel is surgical grade and is considered to be hypoallergenic. Because gold prices fluctuate and larger ring sizes require more gold, we don’t have prices for 14k gold upgrades shown on our website.  Contact us with your ring size and the style number of the ring you are interested in and we will give you a price to upgrade to white, yellow or rose gold. Heavier ring designs and larger ring sizes will be more. In times of extreme gold market volatility the price quote may only be good for a short time before we have to adjust it.  Here are some turquoise ring examples in 14k rose gold and 14k yellow gold.  You can see the turquoise looks great in either one.  #RoseGold #TurquoiseRings

Updated: Feb 27

Steps to Customizing Your Turquoise Engagement Ring

Hileman Silver Jewelry has many engagement ring designs that feature turquoise inlay accented by gemstones such as topaz and Moissanite.  By choosing the turquoise, the center gemstone, and the metal used for the mounting, you can customize your turquoise engagement ring to your tastes.  Our engagement ring designs are all made to order in your specific ring size so you will need to allow 4 to 6 weeks for us to make your new  ring.

Pick Your Ring Style

We offer quite a few turquoise engagement ring styles to choose from.  When browsing our website keep in mind that any of the rings you may see inlaid with other stones such as dinosaur bone or lab opal, can be inlaid with the turquoise of your choice.  The same is true with the center gemstone.  Just look for a ring shape and style that you like and think of it as a blank canvas to add the colors of your choice.  Most of our engagement rings are labeled with a ring style number that will help you describe which ring you like and make sure we are on the same page.

Examples of turquoise ready to cut and inlay in your new ring.Examples of turquoise ready to cut and inlay in your new ring.
Example of Kingman birdseye turquoise on left and Kingman spiderweb turquoise on right.

Pick Your Turquoise

You may also customize your turquoise engagement ring by selecting the turquoise you would like for us to inlay in your new ring.  Our turquoise comes from various mines in the Southwest in colors ranging from greens to blues.  Some turquoise has dark veining or matrix running throughout the stone that creates a spiderweb pattern.  The turquoise pictured below is a beautiful blue color and has a faint birdseye pattern.  Because turquoise is a natural stone, the colors and the spiderweb pattern will vary from stone to stone and even from cut to cut within the stone.  This is important to understand when requesting a specific turquoise  color or spiderweb pattern.  We will always do our best meet your color and spiderweb pattern requests but nature may not always fully cooperate.  Find one of our turquoise ring designs that has the turquoise you would like and we will let you know if it is available and will get to work on a price quote for your ring.

Pick Your Center Gemstone

Most of our engagement ring designs have center gemstones in a variety of shapes and sizes.  In many cases the ring design is set up for a specific size and shape that cannot be changed without major wax customization or in some cases a whole new master carving.  However, you can almost always change to a different color of gemstone or colorless option such as a diamond, moissanite or white sapphire in the same size and shape.  The most popular choice that looks great with turquoise is blue topaz.  The topaz we use is available in several shades of blue with the lightest being sky blue, medium being Swiss blue, and the darkest being London blue.  Many of our customers choose to be more traditional for their engagement ring and go with a white or colorless stone.  We have options for white gemstones such as white topaz, white sapphire, moissanite and diamonds.  We highly recommend moissanite because of its incredible scintillation, affordability and durability.  Moissanite is almost as hard as a diamond and actually has a higher refractive index, which means more sparkle.  It is a lab created stone so any concerns about mining or being conflict free are resolved.  At a fraction of the cost of diamond, it is a great alternative that is budget friendly without compromising on beauty or durability. Here is an example of a turquoise engagement ring with a sparkling Moissanite set in sterling silver.

Pick Your Metal

We offer metal options for just about any engagement ring budget.  The most affordable metal option would be sterling silver.  Sterling silver is the softest of the precious metals and can also tarnish.  Sterling silver will hold up to daily wear if you are careful and remove your ring before any rough activities.  We offer a new sterling silver called Continuum silver.  It’s a relatively new silver alloy that is more durable than standard sterling silver and is also tarnish resistant.  Continuum silver is approximately 30% harder than sterling silver and will provide a more secure setting for your center gemstone.  We highly recommend upgrading to Continuum silver for all daily wear rings such as wedding and engagement rings.  Other metal options include white or yellow gold, platinum and stainless steel.  Stainless steel is also an affordable option and is very durable.  Because 316L stainless steel is so hard, it is not available as an option for all of our ring designs.  Some gemstones are not hard enough to be set in stainless steel without breaking them.  Contact us with your ring style and stone choice and we will let you know if stainless steel is a possibility.  White gold is our most popular choice.  It’s durable and provides a secure setting for your gemstones.  White gold and yellow gold are considerably more expensive than sterling silver so we will need your ring size to estimate the gold weight and give you an accurate price quote.  Platinum is the heaviest of the precious metals and combined with the fact that most platinum alloys are 95% pure platinum, makes it by far the most expensive metal option for your turquoise engagement ring.  Platinum provides a very secure setting and will hold up to daily wear and tear very well.

Let’s Get Started!

Contact us with your choice of ring style, the metal you would like (and your ring size), the gemstone you prefer and your favorite turquoise type and we will get to work on a price quote for your new turquoise engagement ring.  In some cases we may be able to send you a photoshop mock up of what your new ring will look like with your stone choices.  Once we have all the design details worked out, we collect payment and begin work on your ring.  The production process will take 4 to 6 weeks with 3 -5 days for shipment so please plan ahead.  Contact Mark or John to get started on your new turquoise engagement ring today!  (623) 518-6588

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