Every ring by Patrick Adair Designs is handmade, made to order. Each order is crafted by a highly-trained artisan with thought and integrity in an extremely time consuming process. Below are our current lead times for our rings:
*Our current lead times are estimates and can be advanced/delayed due to a variety of factors including but not limited to - material availability, labor availability, and order volume. We will do our best to fulfill the above lead times and will notify you if we are unable to.*
We know this can be a long time to wait, but we encourage you to spend your time salivating over a ring similar to yours on Youtube.com/PatrickAdairDesigns. Part of the reason for this long turnaround time is that all our rings are handmade and highly customizable. This means that we will immediately ship your ring if we happen to already have one in stock, but if we don't, it will be handmade, as soon as possible, by one of our highly trained employees. The customization also means that sometimes rings will be slightly delayed while we restock supplies. If you have a time-sensitive event (think wedding, anniversary, etc.), then feel free to email us at [email protected], and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.
All of our meteorite is currently bought from meteorite dealers that we find either through eBay or that we know through personal connections. We use real meteorite that does have a tendency to rust over time.
The glow comes from strontium aluminate which is a natural crystal powder that glows after being charged by UV light. It is nontoxic and glows brighter and longer than copper activated zinc sulfide which is one of its most popular competitors.
The glow can be charged in two ways. The first and fastest is using a strong UV flashlight. The ring can also be charged with sunlight although it takes a little longer.
Glow times depend on a few factors. The first factor is the charge. If charged for a long time in sunlight or with a powerful UV light, the ring will glow brightly for several minutes and have an afterglow that lasts a few hours. The ring is rechargeable for at least 10 years.
Damascus steel is created by combining strips of either iron and steel or two different kinds of steel. They are then heated and forged to create a new stronger steel. The material then looks like normal steel; however, if it is placed in an acid bath, the acid will eat the different combinations of steel at different rates creating a unique pattern.
Don't hesitate to contact us! Email [email protected], and we will be happy to figure out the best solution for your ring.
Note: For custom rings and precious metal rings, we aren't able to offer free size exchanges.
Email us at [email protected] to discuss your unique situation. For custom rings, we will not process a free replacement because you don't like the design or the final result. You're the one who is selecting the designs and materials you would like to be incorporated into your ring. Before placing the order, make sure to put or include all the details correctly and make sure that you like everything. If you have any doubts about materials or designs feel free to contact us, but what matters most is that the final decision is yours. Refunds will be given on a case to case basis and we are not responsible for any shipping fees on refund returns. We may give a partial refund but a full refund will not be possible since the ring was custom made to your specifications.
Our prebuilt glowstone rings are able to be exchanged for different sizes.
Yes, we do ship internationally through DHL or UPS. Any orders with value exceeding $700 USD we offer free shipping (DHL Express Worldwide).
Additional charges for customs clearance are borne by the recipient, and are not included in the price of shipping whatsoever. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. To find out whether you are likely to end up paying charges, please check your customs and import policy.