This is a one-of-a-kind, and will be built for you using your choice of sapphire. The rings in the photos are sold, and are shown to give you an idea of how these custom-made rings look when built.
Also, please make note of the dimensions in the stones offered in this listing. These are my smaller sapphires. The one you see on the ring in the photos is over 18mm long- the stones in this listing are smaller, so provide a more demure look than my larger sapphires. If you would like a custom-made large sapphire ring, look here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/181975839/rose-cut-sapphire-in-sterling-silver
I purchased a parcel of gorgeous, colourful rose cut sapphires directly from the cutter/dealer. The facets on these stones are very well cut, and the sapphires absolutely shimmer. I have tried to capture them well here in photographs, but I feel they look much prettier in real life.
I built a bezel of lush, 22k yellow gold for this stone. The sides of the bezel have a brushed finish, while I gave a linear, hammered finish to the lip. The platform (area under the stone) is hand-pierced sterling silver. The piercing creates a good-sized set of windows, by which the light can play through the stone.
I bookended the sapphire with a little array of mixed-metal granulation- these little balls are sterling silver, yellow gold, and rose gold.
The band was forged from thick, half-round sterling silver. I gave it a hand-cut, faceted texture.
As this is a custom, made-to-order piece, you can choose any options you like as far as the finishes on the metal. Some band textures include:
-faceted (as seen on ring in photos)
The lip on your bezel can be textured the same way as the linear texture on the ring in the photos, or you can choose high-shine for the lip, or the entire bezel. You can also choose the metals that the six balls are made of.
If you are requesting a band or bezel texture other than what you see on the ring in the photos (faceted band, textured bezel lip, matte bezel, tri-metal balls), then please include your specs in the 'Note to Specimental' box during checkout. If you do not send a note with your choices, I will build your ring exactly like the one in the photos, with the sapphire of your choice.
About the sapphires....
A- pale creamy yellow with an opaque band running through it 12 x 10mm
B- pale yellow, 13 x 9mm
C- purple-pink 13.5 x 8.5mm
D- deep raspberry purple-pink 13 x 9.5mm
E- pale pink and cream 17 x 8mm
F- mid-pink 11.5 x 10mm
G- pink 14.5 x 10mm
H- rosy pink 10 x 10mm
I- dark pink 11 x 9.5mm SOLD
J- bright pink 13.5 x 9.5mmSOLD
K- mid-pink- 11 x 8mm
L- dark pink 12 x 10mm
M- lighter pink with a creamy white strip through it 11 x 11
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
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I am always open to hearing your design ideas. Please contact me through the shop, or at email@example.com to discuss design possibilities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get the discussion around your perfect piece of jewelry started.
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