Sustainability & Transparency

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We're Sustainably Selective

As a commitment to our livelihood and especially for our clients, we take the greatest care in ensuring that the materials that we source  are conflict-free and positive for our planet. Here’s how we do it:

 

  • Our engagement rings use mostly repurposed (recycled) diamonds from trusted vendors OR mint diamonds from Canada. 

  • All our precious metals are refined, not mined. This removes us from the destructive process of removing metals from the earth.

  • We select our trusted vendors based on longevity, social responsibility, and compliance with ethical and sustainability guidelines.

  • We understand that sustainability is a key priority for many clients. Don’t hesitate to contact us about our sourcing practices.

We Value Transparency

One of the biggest fears that many couples have when choosing engagement and wedding jewelry is the price. Unfortunately, we’ve had to ‘fix’ many custom pieces after clients had unhappy and expensive experiences at other jewelers.

At Nick Engel & Co, we price our custom jewelry with the utmost transparency to bring you the treasure of your dreams at the best value possible. Here’s how that works:

 

  • We charge the same equitable markup for all the materials we source. Whether your budget is $2K or $100K+ (and we’ve done it all!), we don’t profit off the materials in your work of art—just the work that we do in creating it.

 

  • After consulting with Nick regarding your custom piece, we will provide an estimate with the cost of the materials and hours it will take to make, generally within a $500 range. (Although we would like it to be a set price, unfortunately, it’s difficult to exactly estimate the cost of building a one-of-a-kind piece, due to unforeseen circumstances.)

 

  • Once both parties are in agreement, we’ll be in communication regarding the status of your project and, in the rare case, if it will be over budget. Nick will abide by the agreement in that case and will appreciate your understanding.

 

To put it simply, we want you to have peace of mind when you have your ring on your hand. Let us know if we can answer any questions to put you at ease.

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