Any other information you read below on production time should be disregarded- current production times have changed. If this is a 'ready to ship' item, production times do not apply.
This ring in the photos is sold. The pictures are used to give you an idea of how your ring will appear when complete. Your ring will be made to order, to your specifications. Please see my shop announcement for my current production time.
The ring is built around an untreated (no heat treatment, no glass filling) star ruby. These rubies all have a remarkable, sharp six-pointed star, which I have not been able to catch in my photos. The ruby in the photos is 7.8 x 6.6 x 5.25mm, to give you an idea of scale. This ruby was a dark maroon colour. The available stones are pink, except the Indian ruby, Ruby C; this one is more of a deep pink-red. My dealer has many other star rubies- get in touch if you don't see one you like here.
You may choose 14k or 18k recycled gold for your ring. I can make it in white, rose, or yellow gold. It is possible to have any band texture you would like, or to have the granulation (metal balls) left out of the design. As the ring is made by me, in my studio, it is completely customizable.
You may choose your ruby from the final photo. They include:
A: 1.95 carats, 7 x 6 x 4.5, John Saul Mine, Kenya, Africa
B: .89 carats, 6 x 4.5 x 3, Quy Chau Mine, Vietnam
C: 4.83 carats, 9 x 8 x 5.5, India
D: 2.4 carats, 8 x 6 x 4.5, John Saul Mine, Kenya, Africa
Please note that the gorgeous, translucent pink Vietnamese ruby (Ruby B) has a surface divot to one side- this is not damage, but rather, is a natural part of the ruby's formation.
I have flanked this gorgeous ruby with two raw, conflict-free diamonds. The diamonds appear silver in the photos, but are a translucent, icy white when seen in better light. As with all of my diamonds, these stones are certified conflict-free.
Want a gorgeous, untreated, cornflower blue Ceylon star sapphire? Check out this listing: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/200177159/cornflower-blue-ceylon-star-sapphire-in
You may also choose to have your ruby set as a solitaire, as seen in the sapphire ring in the above listing- please get in touch for pricing.
I created heavy, textural bezels to encase the diamonds and the ruby. The bezel lips have a linear hammered finish, while the bezel walls are brushed to a glittery glow. If you wish to have high-shine lips on your bezels, please let me know.
The metal in this ring is recycled gold. On the ring in the photos, the gold is 14k rose. I gave the band a hand-hammered finish, and then put a final, glittery brushed texture on the entire ring. Please let me know your choice of gold- rose, yellow, or white- in the 'note to shop' box during checkout.
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