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About Schalins

Swedish-made gold rings for engagements, weddings, celebrations and day-to-day living

Since 1944 Schalins Rings have been putting its heart into making rings for the entire Swedish population. A lot has happened since the early days in our little family-owned shop. Because of our efforts to continue to develop as well as our skilful and dedicated craftsmen, today we are on of the largest Scandinavian manufacturers of rings. The company’s business idea has been the successful combination of traditional craftsmanship with modern technology. Together we have been able to meet the demands made by our retailers when it comes to price, quality and the capacity to deliver.

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Schalins Rings is synonymous with Swedish design, Swedish manufacture and top quality. We smelt the gold for our jewellery ourselves in our own furnaces in a traditional way. In our production plant in the heart of Sweden our expert craftsmen deal with everything, from design, alloying, setting gemstones, polishing and engraving. To ensure maximum quality no sub-contractors are involved in our production. The environment means a lot to us and so we take extra pains to make sure that our environmental impact is as low as
possible at every stage of production.

When we make your ring we start from the ground up on the day you place your order.
We do not use rings that we have in stock but your ring is not made until
your order has been placed.

Schalins rings are made in different metals. You can choose from 18K, 14K or 9K gold, palladium 500 or silver 935.

We also have a range of titanium rings. Read more about our different metals.

The engagement and alliance/wedding rings in our range are only sold by chosen retailers. They can offer you personal service, you can try on different rings from the range and get good advice from experienced goldsmiths. Find your closest retailer.

Schalins Rings also supply engagement rings and alliance/wedding rings to the following goldsmiths chains: Guldfynd, Albrekts and Hallbergs. In them you can find specially selected models for these shops.

Genuine Schalins ring

A ring from Schalins is an example of Swedish craftsmanship. All of our rings are made from the ground up in our workshops. We smelt and alloy the gold ourselves, which gives us total control over what it contains and its quality. Quality is monitored by SP (Technical Research Institute of Sweden). We also set all the diamonds ourselves,
which guarantees top quality.

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Hallmark

There are three ways of making sure you are buying a genuine Schalins ring. Check to see that your ring has the stamp below, that the karat quality has been engraved and that it has a certificate.

Maker’s mark

SCH or SCHALIN (formerly BÖS) shows that it was made by Schalins.

18 K

Shows that the ring contains 18 karat gold (75 % pure gold). This stamp is used for our 18K rings sold by Swedish retailers. Rings That have a different karat content and/or are sold in other countries can have different hallmarks.

Karat engraving

Rings with diamond settings must always have a karat engraving on the inside of the ring. This says how many karats the diamonds on the ring contain. For instance 0.24 means that the ring is set with diamonds that altogether have a karat weight that
corresponds to 0.24 karats.

Certificate

Gold rings with diamonds supplied by Schalins Rings always come with a certificate from Schalins Rings that declares the karat content of the gold and karat weight of the diamonds as well as the day it was delivered. The certificate is a valuable document so keep it safe. If a ring does not have a certificate contact Schalins.
Diamonds with a karat weight of 0.50 or more are also always supplied with an internationally accredited certificate that has been issued by an independent organisation such as GIA, IGI and HRD.

A ring from Schalins is an example of Swedish craftsmanship. All of our rings are made from the ground up in our workshops. We smelt and alloy the gold ourselves, which gives us total control over what it contains and its quality. Quality is monitored by SP (Technical Research Institute of Sweden). We also set all the diamonds ourselves,
which guarantees top quality.

Guarantee

We guarantee our gold rings for 2 years, including those with settings. This means that if a gemstone comes loose during the guarantee period as a result of normal wear we replace it with a new ring/gemstone. This is provided that the ring has not been exposed to any kind of alteration, like a change in size, a new setting or any other external action that has not been the work of Schalins Rings.
See an example of our certificate.

Metals & finish

Being able to choose is important and that is why we offer a choice of several different finishes for your ring and five different mixtures of metals – alloys.

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Environmentally certified production

All our gold alloys are produced in our own workshop, from smelting the gold to the finished ring. To ensure maximum quality no sub-contractors are involved in our production. The environment means a lot to us and so we take extra pains to make sure that our environmental impact is as low as possible at every stage of production.

The best thing for the environment is to use reclaimed gold. That is why the pure gold used in our production is supplied by KarAna and 100 per cent of their gold has been reclaimed in Scandinavia with as little environmental impact as possible. The rest of the gold we use for our products is cupboard drawer gold that has been purified in Ka Rasmussen’s environmentally certified plant in Norway.

The other metals in our alloys (mainly copper and silver) also come from Swedish suppliers. The gold is monitored continually by SP (Technical Research Institute of Sweden), which guarantees that we meet stringent requirement about its content.

As a customer you can be entirely convinced that any ring you buy from Schalins has been produced with the best possible environmental controls.
Many of our ring models are also available in red gold. Red gold makes a beautiful contrast with white gold and the two go especially well together in rings. Red gold is an alloy that has all the positive qualities of normal gold and is highly appreciated for its colour.

Finish

Give your ring a personal touch. You have the chance to personalise your ring by selecting a different surface than the original.

Diamonds

Our diamonds are conflict free, and comply with The Kimberly Certification Scheme (KPCS). To ensure the quality, we set all jewels ourselves.

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Schalins diamonds

Schalins wedding rings are set with genuine brilliants (faceted, real diamonds) or Princess Cut real diamonds. The diamonds maintain the quality WSI up to and including 0.035 ct and WVS for larger stones. W stands for the colour white, SI and VS represent the clarity. To ensure the quality, we set all jewels ourselves.

For all gold rings set with diamonds from Schalins, a certificate completed by us is included. In the certificate we state the carat content of the gold, the quality and carat weight of the diamonds and the date of delivery. The certificate is a valuable document, please keep it. If the ring does not have a certificate, contact Schalins at info@schalins.se.

Wedding rings with stones of 0.50 ct and above are also delivered with a certificate from an internationally accredited institute such as GIA, IGI and HRD

The carat weight is engraved in all diamond rings. For example, 0.24 means that the ring is set with diamonds with a total carat weight equivalent to 0.24 carats.

Our diamonds are conflict free, and comply with The Kimberly Certification Scheme (KPCS), which comprises about 99.9% of world diamond production. See the document regarding this on our website or at your jewellers.

We buy our diamonds from European suppliers based in Antwerp. For us it is important that we do not deal with diamonds whose income contributes to conflict or other ills. We therefore place demands on our suppliers to work according to the provisions of the KPCS, which ensures that we do not deal in conflict diamonds but also focus on efforts to combat the abuse of human rights issues within the diamond industry.

We also set requirements for our suppliers to be certified members of
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). RJC is an organization where members are committed to working in accordance with an international standard whose purpose is to create a responsible business throughout the supply chain in the diamond industry concerning human rights, labour, the environment and many other important issues linked to the diamond trade.

As a buyer of diamonds we know today is not exactly where the diamonds originate in the absence of traceability in the supply chain from rough diamond to the finished jewel. Because we require our suppliers as above, we can be sure that our suppliers along with other actors in the different parts of the value chain are involved in contributing to improved labour and environmental conditions in the diamond industry.

 

 

About diamond quality

Schalins usually refer to Wesselton VS (WVS) for diamonds of 0.04 ct and larger and Wesselton SI (WSI) for smaller diamonds. Other qualities can be offered.

The diamond quality assessment is based on four factors: Cut, Colour, Clarity and carat weight, known as the ‘4Cs’.

Carat

Most people are familiar with carat weight. 1 Carat is equal to 0.2 grams. The term ‘carat’ originates from the Arabic word for the seed of the carob tree (kharrub) which was used by the Arabs as weights for their scales. These contained a weight of 0.195 grams. Diamonds of the same weight can vary depending on how they are cut; they can be low and wide or high and narrow.
Large diamonds are rarer than small ones, which affects the price. Smaller stones with a combined weight of 1 Carat therefore cost considerably less than one stone with a total weight of 1.00 Carat. The weight is given in Carats (ct.). It should not be confused with carat (K) which designates the amount of pure gold found in the metal.

Color

The majority of diamonds have weak hues that are yellow, brown or blue in color. Diamonds with a distinct color belong to some of the rarest precious gems in the world. Completely colorless diamonds are also very rare. In the most instances, white diamonds are used and they are divided by hue.

Only 20 % of the world’s diamonds are of such high quality that they can be used for jewellery. The rest are used within industry. In order to determine the color of a diamond, a stone known as a ‘master stone’ is required for comparison. In order to determine the color, a stone cannot be set. The yellow color of a rose gold ring can easily trick the eye when grading a set stone.
The normal standards for Schalins Ringar are:
– Wesselton (W) white, for brilliant cut diamonds
– Top Wesselton (TW) rare white, for princess cut diamonds

Clarity

Clarity is the number or size of the integral minerals or flaws which are generally found within the diamonds. These inclusions often consist of other minerals such as olivine and garnet. The clarity is determined when the diamond is magnified to ten times its size.

Clear inclusions mean that a trained observer can see the inclusions in an unset stone with a 10 x magnifying lens known as a loup. For an untrained observer, it is very difficult to see any difference in clarity in stones that are less than 0.20 ct.

The normal standards for Schalins Ringar are:
– VS (difficult to detect any inclusions) for diamonds of 0.04 ct. and larger
– SI (relatively easy to detect inclusions) for diamonds of 0.03 ct. and smaller

Cut

To cut a diamond requires very advanced craftsmanship. Through the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s, cutting methods were refined and diamonds began to compete with the cultured pearl, which at that time was the most popular jewellery adornment. In principal, an uncut diamond looks just like any other stone. The most common cut is the round brilliant cut, with 57 cut sides. However these can also be oval, heart-shaped or drop-shaped. Brilliant cut means that the stone has 57 facets, 33 on the crown and 24 on the pavilion. In Scandinavia, the brilliant cut is the most common form of cut.

Special rings

Would you like a ring that nobody else has? If so, come to Schalins. A great deal of our manufacturing already involves different forms of special rings – rings that you want to set your own mark on. You can change the number of diamonds, their quality, setting, surface, width, height, etc. You are only limited by your own imagination.

Care Instructions

Gold, palladium, and silver are soft materials who needs to be taken care of.

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Care Instructions

To keep your ring fine and shiny for a long time, we recommend you to take off your rings during training, working with your hands and dish washing.

If you use rings on both your hands It will be necessary to be a little careful when hand clapping. Even diamonds and the diamond setting can be damaged by a strike or other types of impact on them.

It is important to periodically clean your ring. If your hands come into contact with skin cream and food products in daily basis it can do so that the ring becomes dirty on the surface and on the engravings.

A ring with or without diamonds will not be damaged by being washed. You can very easily clean your ring with a soft brush and some dish soap, finish cleaning by rinse the ring carefully under running water.

Alternatively, you can submit your ring to a jeweler or to one of our dealers who send the ring to us for cleaning and polishing.

At your request can Schalins also take care of the refurbishment, overhaul of diamonds and the setting to ensure that the diamonds is fixed as they should.

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When you choose a ring from Schalins you are choosing a product that is entirely Swedish, from the metal and the craftsmanship to the quality and the design.

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