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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Materials and Resources

What are our sustainability practices and how do we define ethical diamonds?

Anna Sheffield Fine Jewelry is committed to the highest degree of sustainable, ethical and responsible practice. All sourcing and production is done in accordance with these principles, including the use of recycled metals and conflict-free stones, as well as rare and exceptional reclaimed and antique diamonds. All modern diamonds used in ceremonial rings are compliant with the Kimberley Process via their source, and GIA-certified diamonds are provided upon request.

Personalization & Customization

Create a piece that is uniquely yours with the help of one of our Fine Jewelry experts. We offer a range of custom options, from bespoke to one-of-a-kind designs.

What is bespoke?

Every piece in our collection can be specially made-to-order and modified down to the smallest detail. Personalize one of our signature styles by selecting your preferred stone—color, shape, size and cut. Choose from a range of metal alloys and embellish with delicate details—such as diamond pavé and hand engraving. Our team is on-hand to guide you through our collections and reveal the unique qualities that give these precious materials their distinctive beauty.

How do I begin the bespoke process?

  1. Explore our collection. 
  2. Select your favorite pieces, identifying them by name, design and style (eg. solitaire, threestone, diamond halo, antique diamond). 
  3. Note any changes, additions or special details you’d like to include in your bespoke design.
  4. Contact us to arrange your bespoke consultation. Over an appointment with one of our associates, you’ll learn about diamonds and our procurement process, time lines, ring sizing, and the final details such as delivery options.

If you happen to be in the New York City area, you’re welcome to book your appointment in-store. Feeling spontaneous? Simply walk in and speak with an associate during business hours.

What if I want an original custom design?

Create a one-of-a-kind ceremonial ring or future heirloom with the help of our Fine Jewelry experts. Our custom approach is tailored to you, and grounded in your unique love story. Begin the experience with a private consultation with Anna, and learn about our original creative process—from design inspiration and diamond education to metal selection and stone sourcing. We know that this process may be unfamiliar to many of our customers, and are committed to providing the highest levels of service, consideration and care. Custom commissions are by appointment only; please call 212 925 7010 to make your appointment today.

Can I incorporate an heirloom stone?

We love working with Heirloom stones, but need to first ensure that the stone is suitable. We ask that clients provide a few specific details to make this determination; quality and condition will inform if and how a stone may be used, while the shape, color and cut relate to the possible design. Please send a photograph and as much information on the stone as possible, including carat size, millimeter dimensions and GIA certification if applicable.

Please have your stone appraised prior to your appointment to determine its valuation.

Do you work with clients remotely?

We’re happy to work remotely, and take pride in serving people all over the world with both bespoke and custom orders. E-mail or call us at 212 925 7010 to arrange a consultation via phone or Skype.

Please allow 2-5 days for us to respond as custom queries require extra time and attention.

How quickly can my jewelry get made? Do you provide rush service?

Our bespoke and custom pieces can usually be made to order in 4–6 weeks from the date the order is finalized. We provide rush services whenever possible, though fees may apply.

Do you provide engraving services?

We provide hand engraving services. Engraving typically adds five to ten business days to standard order fulfillment.

Shipping & Returns

We offer in-store pick-up if you prefer not to ship your finished jewelry.

What is your shipping method?

We ship all domestic parcels via UPS. Orders valued at above $20 receive complementary shipping via UPS 2 Day. Other shipping options include Next Day shipping ($30), and Standard Shipping ($15). All of our pieces are fully insured while in transit, and must be signed for when received.

Do you ship internationally?

We serve customers around the world via FedEx International Priority. Shipping times vary, depending on the destination country, and take approximately 3–15 business days. All pieces are fully insured during transit time and are subject to all duties and taxes imposed by the destination country.

What is your return policy?

All Special Order, Custom and Bespoke pieces are Final Sale, and not eligible for returns or refunds.

Anna Sheffield gladly accepts returns on all other items within two weeks of order delivery for a full refund or exchange. All merchandise must be returned in its original packaging and in its original condition.

How do I return an online purchase?

To return an online purchase, please contact for a return authorization form. In the subject line, please include RETURN, your name, and the order number. You are responsible for insuring your own return, unless otherwise arranged through an associate. You are also welcome to return eligible items in person to our store at any time.

If you are have any questions about your return or our return policy, please email us at

Appraisals, Insurance, Warranties

Can I get an appraisal or evaluation report?

We are happy to provide you with an evaluation report once your purchase is complete. Evaluation reports document the retail value of each piece for insurance purposes. Please note, however, that an evaluation report is not an appraisal. A formal appraisal requires an independent assessment by a certified appraiser, and is unfortunately not a service that we can offer.

Do you provide insurance?

We always recommend that you insure your jewelry, but do not offer insurance through Anna Sheffield.

Do you provide warranties?

We provide a one-year warranty on all of our jewelry from the date of completion. If any issues arise in the first year, we will repair your piece free of charge. It is your responsibility to ship and insure your jewelry; Anna Sheffield Jewelry will return your piece insured once repaired.

In or out of warranty, we are always happy to repair damaged pieces. Fees for this service vary according to the extent of repair.

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