This is a solid, hand forged gold ring. The ring shown here has been sold. This listing is for a custom, made-to-order ring, built to your specifications.
About this ring:
-4mm wide x 1mm thick recycled gold band
-band texture can be any texture you see in my shop- shown here in brushed/hammered texture
-two conflict-free rough diamonds (South African)- transparent, icy colour, showing darker/more silver in the photos
-centre stone- untreated, natural Montana Sapphire from the Yogo Gulch
-granulation/metal orb accents (can be made with less/no granulation upon request)
I source my Yogo sapphires directly from the miners in the Yogo Gulch. Yogo Gulch sapphires are world-renowned for their gorgeous cornflower blue colour. Authentic Yogos are never heat treated, like the vast majority of sapphires are. The Yogo Gulch is in Montana, USA.
My current Yogos are shown in the final two photos. The smallest of these (C2) is 3.7mm across. The largest in the first photo (A2) is 6mm long. For reference, the Yogo in the original ring (see photos) was around 4mm across. Please choose provide me with your stone choice upon ordering.
Stone Photo #1:
A1- .55 carats
A2- .60 carats- SOLD
A3- .35 carats- SOLD
A4- .35 carats
B1- .40 carats
B2- .40 carats
B3- .40 carats
B4- .50 carats- SOLD
C1- .30 carats (great colour/saturation, very round form) SOLD
C2- .25 carats (excellent colour/saturation)- SOLD
C3- .40 carats SOLD
C4- .50 carats
Stone Photo #2:
Stones A to H are all between .55 and .65 carats in weight. They are in the 6-6.5mm range in length, and are between 1.5 and 2mm thick.
I can create this ring in any other width- please get in touch for a custom quote. This design makes a gorgeous unisex ring, in any width.
I am also able to make these bands using any of the following finishes:
brushed matte lustre
...or, any other finish you see on any of the pieces in my shop
Please copy-and-paste the following information into the note to shop box during checkout:
Ring texture (from above choices):
Phone number (in case courier needs to contact you re: delivery):
Need-by date if applicable:
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