Please note: The ring in the photos is sold. The photos are used to give you an idea of these rings' appearance when built. Please be sure to hit 'zoom' in the lower right-hand corner of each photo- there is tons of detail in this stone that cannot be seen from the regular-sized photo.
I can create a matching wedding band for this ring- the cost is $350 USD in 14k gold of any colour, and $500 USD for 18k gold of any colour. Please contact me to add a matching wedding band to your order.
I have built this ring around an eyeclean, uncut white diamond. The angular form, and fascinating surface texture, are parts of the diamond's natural appearance- it has not been worked nor cut in any way. It is water clear, and absolutely gorgeous- the photos cannot show the natural glitter of these stones as well as can be seen in person. These stones are truly top-quality, and absolutely breathtaking to look at.
I have a small selection of these stones, which range from around .86 to .94 carats, and are about 5.5-6mm long. They range in shape from oval, to blockish oval, to pear shaped. I hand-pick my diamonds piece by piece, to ensure they are of good colour and clarity. I will be happy to send you photos of my current available stones- just send me a message for pictures of your choices.
Larger diamonds are available at an additional cost; please contact me should you wish a larger stone. I have these diamonds in sizes down to 3.5 to 4mm, should you be looking for a more demure piece. As always, my raw diamonds are all certified conflict free, and my gold is all recycled.
The band on the ring seen here is a 2.5 mm wide x 1.5 mm thick half-round profile.
Available finishes include hammered, high-shine water hammered, high-shine, matte lustre, or any of the other textures you see in my shop.
The prong set on these rings is hand-built, and will be done in the same karat/colour of gold as your band if you choose rosye or white gold. 18k yellow gold rings will have 14k yellow gold prongs, as 14k yellow is a more durable choice than 18k for a prong setting. I prefer to build a prong set that is somewhat faceted, in harmony with the natural facets of the stone's formation. If you prefer smooth, unfaceted prongs, I am completely happy to oblige.
As I do not deal in plated metals, all of my gold is solid. I do not do rhodium plating onto white gold- I prefer the warm white of the metal.
Want a wider or thinner band? Get in touch for a quote. Widths from 2mm up to 15mm or wider are available. Here is a listing for this ring with a 4mm wide band: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/188657696/flawless-raw-diamond-on-wide-recycled?ref=shop_home_active_3
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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