Certified Ocean Sourced Rough Diamond on Recycled Gold Band- Custom Made Engagement Ring


Shipping to United States: Free

Please note: The ring in the photos is sold. The photo is used to give you an idea of these rings' appearance when built.

Ocean Diamonds is a company that deals exclusively in diamonds that are hand-picked by divers off the coast of South Africa. These diamonds are truly the veritable hen's teeth of the diamond world; the divers can only go out seasonly due to stormy weather, and pick each diamond by hand from the ocean floor. There is little to no disturbance to the surrounding marine life and structures. These diamonds are referred to as alluvial; they journeyed up from the earth's mantle into the water system and ended up traveling along to the ocean floor.

For those of you wanting an absolutely ethically-sourced raw diamond, you cannot do better than a certified Ocean Diamond. Each diamond comes with its own beautiful certification courtesy of Ocean Diamonds. You can read more about the company here:


They only offer a selection of raw diamonds twice annually, so I was very fortunate to have built a client relationship with them so I could get my hand on these three beauties! They also deal in cut diamonds. They do not sell to the public, but if you see your dream cut or raw diamond on their website, let me know, and I can source it for your dream ring, pendant, or earrings.

Please note that the photos which include my hand are not completed rings; these are pictures of me wearing a flat profile 14 K rose gold band on my pinky (which is around a size 6.5 as I have abnormally large hands) with the diamond balanced there. The shots are meant to give you an idea of scale, but please keep in mind that my hands are larger than the average man’s are.

About these diamonds:

Diamond 1- 0.65 cts soft oblong oval with complex shimmy surface texture and gentle natural facets; measures 5.44 x 4.47 mm

Diamond 2- 0.82 cts dodecahedron form with frosted appearance toward tips and transparent window toward centre, measures 4.75 x 4.4 mm

Diamond 3- 0.71 warm colour, complex undulating form with a multi-faceted surface; has a tiny white diamond twin crystal growing on its underside that can be seen clearly under a 10x loupe, measures 5.90 x 5.04 mm

In this listing, you choose:

•Your diamond
•Your gold karat and colour (or platinum)
•Your setting style (hand-built prongs or bezel)
•The texture on the band (hammered, brushed, or high-shine)
•Your ring size (sizes beyond a 10 incur a nominal additional charge)
•The style of ring band (domed 2 x 1.5 mm as shown in photo of ring, or 2 x 1.25 flat profile, as shown in photos of my hand with the diamonds balanced atop)

For ease of ordering, please copy and paste the following information into the 'message to shop' box during checkout:

•colour of gold (if applicable)
•setting style (prongs or bezel)
•band texture (hammered, brushed, or high-shine)
•band profile (flat or domed)

Want a matching wedding ring, wider band, narrower band, twig band, or any variation of any ring style you see in my shop? Just ask! I build each ring by hand in my home studio, and anything is possible.

Payment Plan:

Want to purchase your ring on a payment plan? No problem! Reach out to me via email at treloar [!at] telus.net to discuss how this works.

IMPORTANT: When purchasing from Specimental, please be aware of and in agreement with the Shop Policies- please read them here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Specimental?ref=seller-platform-mcnav#policies This section contains important information about production, shipping, sales taxes, and returns/exchanges. Have questions? Contact me through the shop, or at treloar [!at] telus.net

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

I am always open to hearing your design ideas. Please contact me through the shop, or at treloar@telus.net to discuss design possibilities.

Sizing details

If you are unsure of your ring size, the best way to be sized accurately is by visiting two commercial jewelers. Please ensure they size you using their thin sizing tools- not the wide band sizing tools, nor by having you try on rings from their display.

If any questions arise around being properly sized, I am always happy to help- contact me through the shop, or at treloar@telus.net

Gift wrapping and packaging

I don’t provide a gift wrapping service. Rings and earrings ship in jewelry boxes that are hot foil stamped with the Specimental logo.

If the person for whom you are purchasing the piece shares your address, please be aware of the following: International export law dictates that the detailed contents of packages, and their value, be clearly marked on the outside of the package. This means that if they see the package before you do, they can easily tell what they are being gifted with.

Need secrecy for this delivery? The very best option is to have your package held for you at your closest Fed Ex store- if you are unsure of its location, I'm happy to help.

What about repairs and upkeep of your new jewelry- how does Specimental provide ongoing customer support?

Our hands are busy objects, and any ring worn on a finger can become accidentally damaged. All rings need regular maintenance. Make sure you are buying your raw diamond ring from a jeweler with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure your stone stays put. Ask them about their warranty and their repair/upkeep policy. Look at how frequently they work with raw diamonds, and assess whether they have the technical experience to create a ring that will last your lifetime.
I stand behind each piece of jewellery I make. If something goes wrong with your ring, at any time- you slam your finger in a drawer and crush the band, you break a prong, you smash and crack your stone- you can count on me to support you with the repair.

Recycled Gold

My gold is all recycled- the metal plant I purchase it from has been in business for over 100 years. They smelt their metals to the highest environmental standards, to cause the least impact on the environment. They do not deal with newly mined metals, as these metals cause much greater destruction to the environment.

There is no visible difference between recycled metals and newly-mined metals. There is also no difference as far as the karat of the metals go- 18k recycled gold is exactly the same in constitution as 18k newly mined gold. The vast majority of my clients prefer their metals recycled, as environmental impact is of concern when choosing the perfect piece of jewelry.

Can Specimental reuse my old stones and recycle my gold?

I can use your heirloom stones in a new design. The stones must be pulled from their settings and checked for stability by a professional jeweler prior to shipping them to me. I cannot recycle your gold. I am not set up to smelt gold in the studio, so am not able to melt down your old gold pieces for you.

Rush Orders

My current production times are listed in my shop announcement. If you need something more quickly, please get in touch via the shop, or at treloar@telus.net

Depending upon my work and family schedule, I am happy to accommodate your rush orders. There is no additional charge for a rush order. However, please do get in touch prior to ordering to discuss your deadline with me.

Can I order a ring with a different stone, wider band, different texture, or in a different colour/karat of gold?

Yes! All of my pieces are completely hand fabricated in the studio by me, from raw materials. I am able to create any of my designs with any stone, in any composition. In short, you can have your ring absolutely any way you like it. Contact me through the shop, or via treloar@telus.net to get the discussion around your perfect piece of jewelry started.

Why buy your raw diamond ring from Specimental?

A raw diamond is an exceptionally difficult stone to set properly. Their unique shape means that a custom setting needs to be fabricated for each and every stone. The way in which the setting is closed around the diamond must be approached in a very particular fashion.

I began setting these stones into my rings in 2009, when only a small handful of jewelers were working with this type of stone. As the appeal of raw diamonds has exploded, countless numbers of jewelers are now incorporating them into their designs. I have set thousands of raw diamonds into my pieces since then. Please check out my client feedback, as a testament to my workmanship and design skills: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Specimental?ref=hdr_shop_menu#reviews

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