ileava & co.
Located in Harajuku Tokyo, it is a home of ileava jewelry eclectic handmade designer jewelry from the U.S. & Japan

A list of Frequently Asked Question about bridal jewelry in general and our Engagement Rings and Wedding bands.

What is the difference between engagement ring and wedding ring?
Engagement rings are those "Will you marry me?" rings.
See [Engagement Rings]

Wedding rings are the ones you exchange during the wedding ceremony.
See [Wedding Rings]
What is the advantage of purchasing engagement ring and/or wedding ring from a designer?
You might as well talk to the person who actually make the pieces and get it made how you really wanted them to be instead of just choosing a design with a sales personnel in suits and jut get them made.

The sense of participation in the creation process adds priceless value to your ring.

See [Made-to-order Bridal Rings]
Please also see [Why are bridal rings made-to-order?] on this page.
Why are bridal rings made-to-order?
We can think of a few reasons why engagement rings and wedding rings are custom to be made-to-order.

  • You don't want rings that are worn by other people.
  • You want them to be made to your size.
  • You can make so many choices to make them a perfect rings such as the color of metal and size of stones.
  • Every precious stone and semi-precious stone is unique and one-of-a-kind.

These are why we here at ileava jewelry provide many free and paid options to customize rings from our bridal collection as well as providing one-of-a-kind custom rings.
See our [Bridal Collection] page.
What is 18k? What is Pt900?
When we say Precious metal, we normally refer to Platinum, Gold and Silver.
Those precious metal are usually not used at its 100% purity for various reasons, including durability, color and deformability, when making jewelry.

Pt900 = 90% pure platinum
18k Gold = 18 karat = 18/24 = 75% pure gold.