Our Custom Process

At Nolan and Vada, we strive to create a ring which has a story worthy of sharing, over and over again.

 

Our simple 5-step process helps you to choose exquisite natural sapphires and handcraft a ring exactly how you would prefer.

Step 1 - Get in touch to discuss your ideas

Step 1- Select a design

Begin by selecting or modifying an existing design from our collection or by sharing your own designs and ideas.

Step 2 - Receive an estimate from us

Once we receive details about your ring design and sapphire preferences, we prepare and send you an estimate in less than 24 hours.

Step-2 Quotation

Step 3 - See actual images of sapphires & ring mock-up

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Once you are happy with the estimate, you will receive a rough ring design mock-up and images/video of actual sapphires for better judgement.

During this step, our consultant will guide you about various aspects of ring design and also offer an unbiased opinion/ comments on every sapphire.

Step 4 - Select the sapphire & finalize the ring design

During this stage, you will finalize the sapphire to be set in your engagement ring, make changes to ring design (if any) and approve the overall design.

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Step 5 - Place an order

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Once you have approved the design, you will receive an invitation to our portal where you can pay the invoice and order your ring.

Our Custom Process

At Nolan and Vada, we strive to create a ring which has a story worthy of sharing, over and over again.

 

Our simple 5-step process helps you to choose exquisite natural sapphires and handcraft a ring exactly how you would prefer.

Step 1 - Get in touch to discuss your ideas

Step 1- Select a design

Begin by selecting or modifying an existing design from our collection or by sharing your own designs and ideas.

Step 2 - Receive an estimate from us

Step-2 Quotation

Once we receive details about your ring design and sapphire preferences, we prepare and send you an estimate in less than 24 hours.

Step 3 - See actual images of sapphires & ring mock-up

Blue-Sapphire-Photo-NV

Once you are happy with the estimate, you will receive a rough ring design mock-up and images/video of actual sapphires for better judgement.

 

During this step, our consultant will guide you about various aspects of ring design and also offer an unbiased opinion/ comments on every sapphire.

Step 4 - Select the sapphire & finalize the ring design

design your own sapphire engagement ring

During this stage, you will finalize the sapphire to be set in your engagement ring, make changes to ring design (if any) and approve the overall design.

Step 5 - Place an order

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Once you have approved the design, you will receive an invitation to our portal where you can pay the invoice and order your ring.

What happens in background

As you sit back and relax after placing your order, we will work on your ring and keep you updated by sending order updates and also let you know once the ring is ready for shipping.

Wax modelling and Casting

For the purpose of metal casting, a wax mould is 3D printed from your approved CAD(Computer aided design) ring file. The wax model is grouped together on a wax tree with other designs and placed into a form where plaster is poured around it. The form is then baked overnight and the wax is melted away leaving a perfectly shaped cavity.
 
The precious metal of your choice is heated to a molten liquid and then vacuumed into the empty cavity plaster of the ring thus forming a metal cast of your ring.

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Stone Setting

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Your selected center and side stones are then precisely hand set in the finished metal cast by our team of expert jewelers who have more than 20 years of experience in trade.

Polishing & Finishing

Once the ring is assembled and stones are set, every detail of the ring is finished using various buffs and polishing brushes.
 
Finally, if you have ordered a white gold ring, then the ring is plated with rhodium solution to give a bright white finish.

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Quality, Excellence & Delivery

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Your beautifully finished ring is then thoroughly inspected for quality, carefully packaged in our eco-friendly ring box and then shipped free of charge with FedEx Priority shipping in our elite packaging.
 
In-case you are based in Auckland, New Zealand then it can also be made available for a pickup in person.

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