Please note: The ring in the photos is sold. It is shown to give you an idea of how your ring will appear when custom-built to your specifications. In this listing, you choose the gold karat, gold colour, and band finish. Other gemstones are available- the cost may change according to the type of gemstone used.
I have many gorgeous photos of this ring, including some of it being worn. I can only include five photos in this listing- please contact me for other views of this ring.
This ring is completely customizable. It will be made of recycled gold of your choice- either 14k or 18k, in yellow, white, or rose gold. My gold is smelted by an American company, in business for over 100 years, adhering to the highest standards of environmental safety.
You may also choose to have your ring made in sterling silver.
The band is 4mm wide, and 1mm thick, in a rectangular profile. Domed/half-round profile, a thicker gauge of metal, or a wider/narrower band are all available- please get in touch for a cost estimate if you prefer a different type of band.
The texture you see here is a hammered brushed finish on 14k white gold. Notice that my white gold is never plated with rhodium or other white metals- this is the natural, warm colour of white gold. 18k white has a warmer tone than 14k.
The bezels are done in a brushed finish, with high shine lips.
Other textures you may choose from include...
Please see my shop for examples of these finishes, or ask me for clarification- I am always happy to help.
The gemstones you see in this ring are gorgeous purple amethysts. These are flawless in clarity, and a rich, glowing purple in colour. They were chosen by my local coloured stone dealer to be a perfect match. Amethyst is the birthstone of February. The main stone is 7mm wide, and the melee/small stones are 1.7mm.
I have accented the bezels with solid gold granulation/metal orbs. More, less, or no granulation are also available as design options for your custom ring.
The diamonds are in their natural, uncut, raw state. All of my rough diamonds are certified conflict-free. The diamonds in this ring are white/translucent. Silver and black diamonds are also available in this ring. If you would like to upgrade to uncut VS transparent diamonds, please get in touch- this will add about $750 to the add of the ring.
I can create this design using the following types gemstones- please contact me for pricing:
dark blue sapphire
Montana sapphires- natural mid-blue colours
chrome diopside (deep emerald green)
Have another gemstone in mind? I can find it for this ring.
If you check out with this listing, you are ordering the amethyst ring. Please contact me for pricing on the above-listed stones, as it will differ from the cost of this amethyst ring.
Is this an engagement piece? Matching wedding rings are available- 14k is $300, 18k is $500.
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