The listing you are currently looking at is for a custom, made-to-order ring, using the gold colour and diamond of your choice. The exact ring in the photos is sold, and is shown to give you an idea of the appearance of these custom-made rings when complete. If you need the ring more quickly, I can likely accommodate your wishes- please contact me through the shop, or via email at treloar [!at] telus.net
This custom ring is built around a gorgeous rose cut diamond. The diamond was purchased directly from my cut diamond dealer, who owns the factory where the stone was cut and polished. These stones are gorgeous in cut and colour, and have tons of sparkle. Diamonds are very refractive, so will show in different colours/intensities depending upon the light they are viewed in. The diamonds available for this ring are in the final photo- this shot was taken in strong, unfiltered sunlight. When worn indoors, or in lower light, the colours will appear softer.
The history of rose cut stones dates back almost 600 years. This antique cut is thought to be named for the compass rose, or for the rose stained glass windows seen in churches. This cut consists of a flat bottom being given to the stone, and facets that rise up the surface of the stone to its peak or crest.
Please choose your diamond from the drop down menu. They range in size from .40 carats to 1.15 carats, and range in diameter from 4.5 to 6mm. If you would like the specific caratweight and/or diameter of any of the diamonds, please let me know. The price of each diamond is based on its caratweight- the costlier the stone, the heavier it is.
They are in a gorgeous array of colours:
1. icy transparent white
2. icy transparent white
6. deep egg yolk yellow
7. bright creamy yellow
8. deep yellow with a chartreuse undertone
9. yellow with peach/pink inclusions
The ring is built of solid, recycled 14k white, yellow, or rose gold. It has a hammered texture on the band, and a faceted texture on the bezel (cup-like structure that holds the stones) as seen in the photos. You may choose from hammered, high shine, or brushed finish on the ring band, and may choose a smooth or faceted texture bezel.
All of my gold is ethically-smelted, and is recycled by a 100-year-old American company. I never plate my white gold- you will see the warm, natural colour of white gold with this ring, not bright white rhodium plating, as is commonly added to commercial white gold jewelry. I prefer the warmth of unplated white gold, and find that rhodium plating is a high-maintenance finish- the plating needs to be redone regularly, as it wears away from the surface of the ring.
Please copy and paste the below into the 'note to shop' box during checkout:
Phone number for courier:
Choice of gold (rose, yellow, or white):
Band texture (hammered, high shine, or brushed):
Bezel texture (smooth or faceted):
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