Baroque Biwa Pearl in Textured Sterling Silver Ring Tapered Wide Band Handmade


Shipping to United States: Free

About Specimental:

•Handmade in Vancouver, Canada since 2008
•I am a small-scale, independent jeweller who builds each bespoke piece by hand in my home studio; I am an actual artisan who creates hand-built one-of-a-kind pieces by myself
•If you choose to work with me, you and your project receive as much attention and communication as you desire
•I am available for project consultations via phone, email, Zoom, or text messaging: you let me know what works best for you
•I never ship my custom pieces until you have approved a high-resolution photo set and video of your jewelery; it won’t ship until you are 100% ecstatic with the result of my work
•Check out my most recent one-of-a-kind pieces on my Instagram, @specimentaldesign
•Check out my customer feedback going back to 2008 in my Etsy shop; I’ve been making clients happy with my work for years

A note on production time..... Please read my current production time on this custom piece prior to purchasing- Get in touch through my shop, or via email st treloar [!at]

The ring in the photos is sold. Yours will be custom built, to your specifications.

The ring band on this pearl ring is 3/8" wide at the top, and tapers down to around 1/4" on the underside. This is a very comfortable option for those who want the look of a wider ring, but do not like how they feel on the finger. All of my metals are recycled, and smelted in the USA.

My biwa pearls are completely natural and untreated. They are all quite unique in appearance- some are rounder, and some, more angular. If you do not specify a preference, I will choose the loveliest of the lot for your ring. These pearls are much more pearlescent/lustrous in real life- the blue and pink undertones are not showing up well in this photo. They are really quite beautiful when seen in person.

The pearl in its bezel is around half of an inch long or so. It could be longer or shorter, depending upon the pearl I choose for your ring, and the way in which the bezel forms- this metalsmithing technique is unpredictable and organic, so size can vary. If you have a very specific size request for the length of the bezel, please do let me know, and I will do my best to work within your parameters.

I can also create this ring with a perfectly smooth, untextured bezel- just ask.

Please see my shop announcement for my current lead time.

I have given the band a hammered finish in these photos. However, you may order your ring with any of the following textures on the bands...

-matte lustre
-wave embossed

...or any other texture you see in my shop.

The pearl in its bezel is around half of an inch long or so. It could be longer or shorter, depending upon the pearl I choose for your ring, and the way in which the bezel forms- this metalsmithing technique is unpredictable and organic, so size can vary. If you have a very specific size request for the length of the bezel, please do let me know, and I will do my best to work within your parameters.

Shipping includes tracking number and $100 of basic insurance. Please contact me prior to purchasing if you wish to upgrade to full insurance. Your country’s sales taxes/import fees are not included in this listing, and are not payable to me. The courier who delivers your ring will invoice you for your fees at or after delivery, and remit your payment to your government on your behalf.

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 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

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

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 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:

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