This is a very special ring made from our New Zealand Beach Gold. We buy the gold from Ash’s Dad who has special connections to the ultra-small scale (usually 1 or 2 people) alluvial gold operations on the beaches of the West Coast.
These super ethical, non-damaging set-ups collect the gold by washing it out of sand or pebbles using water. We think it’s pretty cool to support this traditional part of West Coast culture that’s unique to New Zealand. You can get the full storyhere.
After we buy the gold, it never leaves our hands. Ash alloys it himself without sending it away to be refined. Because of this, the rings made from this gold often have some surface imperfections. These in no way compromise the strength of the ring but tell the story of its origin.
We can’t really predict or control how these imperfections come out and rather than fighting them, we celebrate them. if you’d like to see some examples of past pieces, check out thisblog post.
All of our pieces are 100% guaranteed for life (and beyond!). We will happily fix any mistakes for free (including postage).
If, for any reason, you’re not happy with your piece, send it back for a full refund within 60 days.*
*Custom Design Fees and shipping are non-refundable.
Your first resize is totally free.*
For any subsequent resizes we charge US$30.
*Titanium rings, rings with stones or custom designs usually can't be resized, they need to be remade, in which case we will charge a $100 remake fee. We highly recommend ordering a test ring in these cases.
We’re always happy to re-etch, blacken or return your piece to its original finish for the cost of postage only.
For information on how to return an item for any reason, get in touch.