Mother's Rings Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated March 30th, 2014
About the Rings
About Metal Types
About the Stones
Manufacturing and Shipping Times
Service and Re-sizing
30 Day Returns
How do I figure out my ring size?
We strongly suggest that you visit a local professional jeweler and have the finger sized with a standard ring sizer. If this is a gift for a loved one, we suggest taking a ring that you know fits them, and have it sized by a professional jeweler. These rings ARE NOT comfort fit unless specified.
How big are the rings and pendants?
Every ring and pendant is enlarged for viewing details. The actual size is noted for each style once you choose the number of stones. Please note, sizes vary. Listed sizes are for size 6.
I need to make a change to a ring I just ordered. Is this possible?
If you ordered within the last 24 hours, we can make any change you require. However, if the ring has already entered our manufacturing stage, you must CANCEL the order and place a NEW order.
I lost my ring. Can you replace it?
If you purchased the ring through JoyJewelers.com, we have your order information on file. We can manufacture a new ring accordingly. If the ring has been discontinued, we will recommend a similar style to you. Contact us for more details so we may make payment arrangements with you.
Can you engrave on the inside of the ring?
No, we do not provide that service and do not recommend engraving on the interior of the rings. We offer rings with engraved names on the exterior only.
How many characters may each name be?
The maximum length of each engraving area varies by style. A character is any letter, number, symbol or space.
Close To My Heart pendant, Mother's Devotion, Mother's Swirl, Mother's Trinity
Bundle of Joy,
Carousel of Love Pin or Pendant,
Ribbons of Love Ring,
Ribbons of Love Necklace,
Songs of Life,
Amour, Bella, Clara, Destiny, Duet,
21 characters on each side of the shank, 12 characters on each side of the stones
Exhilarating, Glamorous, Sophisticate
Are the rings available in white and yellow gold?
All of our mother's rings and pendants are available in both white and yellow gold, 10kt or 14kt.
What's the difference between 10kt and 14kt gold?
24Kt gold is pure but too soft to use, so it is mixed with other metals to strengthen it. 18Kt is 75% pure. It is the European standard. 14Kt is the most popular choice in the U.S.; however, 10Kt is an affordable, beautiful alternative. There is a noticeable difference in gold color between our 10Kt and 14Kt yellow gold rings. White gold is the quality of 10Kt or 14Kt mixed with different metals to make it silver-colored.
How much nickel is in your mother's rings?
White gold mother's rings contain trace amounts of nickel. A 10k white gold ring has approximately 11.75% nickel in it. A 14k white gold has approximately 11% nickel in it. Nickel is used to give the gold alloy a white color. No nickel is used in yellow gold rings.
What is the difference between genuine and simulated stones?
Simulated stones are stones that are made of a material other than what it is attempting to copy. Cubic zirconium, lab grown corundum, lab grown spinel and glass are common materials used to simulate gemstones. There is a NOTICEABLE difference between simulated and genuine stones.
How big are the stones on the mother's rings and pendants?
How many stones can a mother's ring hold?
Each mother's ring style has a different maximum. Here are the ring styles that hold the most stones. We regret that we do not sell mother's rings that contain more than 10 stones. We cannot modify existing styles to acommodate more stones than the listed maximum.
SEVEN STONES WITH BIRTHSTONES:
SEVEN STONES WITH BIRTHSTONES AND NAMES:
- Ancient Angles
- Bound By Love
- Family Hearts
- Family Quilt
- Guardian Angel
- I Love You
- Mother's Affection
- Pool of Memories
- Ribbons of Love Ring
- Splendor Ring
May I order larger stones for a particular mother's ring style?
Each mother's ring and pendant is designed to hold a specific stone size and shape. We cannot order larger nor smaller stones than those listed.
Why can't I order pearl or opal for my birthstone?
We regret that none of our mother's rings offer pearl nor opal. Pearl is not available due to its shape and high cost. Alexandrite and smoky quartz are both recognized alternatives to pearl. Opal is not available.
Can you set stones that I provide?
We regret that we cannot set stones provided by customers. Our factories provide all stones, to ensure consistency in quality and color.
May I add stones or names to my mother's ring as my family grows?
Yes! You may add stones to select mother's ring styles for a remake fee plus a return shipping & handling fee, plus the cost of the stones. Please contact us for details.
Which rings are available with diamond accents?
The following rings offer diamond accent upgrades for an additional fee:
- Songs of Life
When should I expect the jewelry?
This depends on the style you purchased. Mother's rings and pendants with cast names require between three to four weeks for manufacturing. The "Celebrations Of Life" mother's rings with stone personalization require two to three weeks. The rest of the ring styles with stone personalization require only two to three business days.
The shipping method you choose for the ring determines the delivery time. We offer Next-day delivery, 2nd Day Delivery, and Ground Delivery (3 to 7 days). As soon as the ring ships, you will receive a shipping confirmation at the email address you provided for the purchase.
In the U.S.A., all rings are sent via Federal Express or United Parcel Service. Packages require a signature: you or an authorized person must sign for the package for it to be released. We cannot waive this requirement. For APO and FPO addresses, rings are sent U.S. Postal Service, First Class Insured.
The jewelry isn't here and it's been more than four weeks. What can I do?
Please contact us immediately by email or by phone toll-free: 877-569-5957, 7am-6pm [Pacific Time] Monday-Friday.
The stone fell out of my ring. What can I do?
If you purchased the ring through JoyJewelers.com, you can send it back to us for service. Labor costs and market value of the replacement stone and a $15 return shipping fee will apply. Contact us via the customer service page to obtain a Return Authorization Number (RAN#). You must have a RAN# in order to return an item.
My ring doesn't fit me anymore. How much is re-sizing?
Sizing costs $25.00 for Celebrations of Life rings and $40.00 for all other mother's rings. Please note return shipping is an additional $14.95.
I don't like the stones anymore in my mother's ring. What are my options?
You can send it in for servicing. The fee is $40 for each stone change, plus the market price of the gemstone. Please note return shipping & handling is an additional $14.95.
How do I send a ring in for repair?
Please contact us via email via the customer service page to obtain a Return Authorization Number (RAN#). You must have a RAN# in order to return an item. You are responsible for any return shipping and handling charges incurred.
What is your return policy?