10k Gold (select your preferred alloy from the menu)
Made to Order
Smith Bands feature a beautiful straight profile with comfortable edges, and an rustic plannished surface texture that is extremely forgiving for everyday wear.
Because it is not finished with a mirrored polish, the Smith Band is easily maintained over time. It is visually striking in its simplicty, and is a joy to wear. This understated wedding band will bear witness to all that life brings you- whether your lifestyle is quiet and relaxed, or if you're outgoing and extremely hands-on. Each Smith Band is availble made to order and will have unique markings.
- 10k & 14k alloys are incredibly durable options for this design. They both boast similar qualities in terms of strength and require minimal maintenance. This ring lends itself well to 18k gold as well (shown in the fourth photo), without compromise to the structural integrity.
- Yellow gold alloys vary from karat to karat. 10k Yellow Gold is comparable in tone and durability to 14k Yellow Gold, though the 14k alloy is slightly more rich in tone than the 10k, due to its higher gold content. An 18k Yellow Gold alloy has a higher gold content again when compared to the others, and boasts a brilliant warm tone. 18k yellow gold is softer, and more likely to become scratched over time, though is not compromised with this particular design, since the 1.3mm thickness and textured surface add strength and forgiveness against wear.
- White gold alloys vary as well from karat to karat. I work with a Canadian casting facility who exclusively use nickel in their white gold alloys. Nickel white gold has a naturally rich, deep grey tone that is especially visible in textured designs. It is a tone that I truly enjoy working with, and is appreciated by clients! Though it is important to note that some people do have sensitivity to nickel- this is an essential consideration when choosing your preferred alloy.
- In industrially produced jewellery, white gold alloys are commonly Rhodium plated to brighten the natural grey tone, making it closely resemble the look of silver. None of my white gold pieces are rhodium plated, meaning they will always boast a beautiful raw hue, and will not require any plating/dipping or extra maintenance over time. For this reason, I do not recommend this ring in an 18k white gold option- as the tones are warm due to the higher natural gold content, and this does take away from the "white/grey" nature of the alloy.
- Rose gold alloys do vary from karat to karat as well. 10k Rose Gold is more pink in tone (due to copper in the alloy) than 14k, though the difference between the two is very slight. However, the difference between 10k rose gold and 18k rose gold is much more obvious. An 18k rose gold alloy (while a lovely choice in terms of durability etc...) has a warmer yellow hue to the rose because of the higher natural gold content.
- Please inquire with specific questions regarding alloys and preferences. As you can see, this leads into what could become a large discussion with many considerations. Shining light on this part of your shopping experience is somethihg I'm happy to help with!
The last photo in this listing shows a similar design in 10k Rose Gold; 10k Yellow Gold and 10k White Gold for comparison and contrast.
- 6mm Smith Bands are available from size 4 - 14, though prices do vary based on ring size- and are subject to change at any time due to daily fluctuation in gold rates. If you know your ring size, please select it from the dropdown menu to view the current price in 10k gold.
- 14k and 18k gold quotes are always available upon request, and I frequently create these designs in all karats.
- A 4mm version of this ring is available as well, though is not listed on the website. If you would prefer a more narrow width, please do get in touch.
- If your ring size is unknown... not a problem! Accurate sizing is available through the consultation process.
Process & Timeline
For made to order bands/rings, my process typically involves meeting with clients for an in-person consultation at my office space in Windsor, NS. Once you've had the opportunity to try pieces on in person and feel comfortable in your choice(s), I will confirm our meeting notes with you and send along an invoice for your selected rings. Following transaction approval, rings are created and finished within 6 - 8 weeks.
Have questions? Inquire here.