A note on production time..... Please read my current production time on this custom piece prior to purchasing- https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Specimental?ref=hdr_shop_menu Any other information you read below on production time should be disregarded- current production times have changed.
Please note: The rings shown in this listing are sold. The photos are used to give you an idea of how your rings will appear when they are made. As each of my rough emeralds in a unique form, you can rest assured that your ring will be a one-of-a-kind creation. This is a made-to-order, custom piece, so please read my shop announcement for my current production time.
The rings in this listing are recycled 14k or 18k white, rose, or yellow gold. The ring in the photos has a hammered finish, but you can also choose from matte/brushed, or high shine.
These are the most gorgeous raw emerald crystals. This crystal are uncut and untreated, and are from Colombia.
Like the vast majority of natural emeralds, this parecel of stones has some inclusions. To find an emerald with no inclusions is next to impossible. The inclusions in the stones add to their natural and unique appearance. This stone is transparent, and is the classic emerald green colour. Its natural form is geometric and faceted.
I have created a setting for this ring that echoes the angular faces of the emerald. As I hand-build each ring to order, you can also request a smooth, non-faceted bezel on your ring.
Please choose your gold option (14k or 18k) and emerald from the drop down menu. The emeralds are listed here by caratweight and dimensions.
Colombian Raw Emeralds, untreated:
1. 1.45 carats, 8 x 6mm, chunk formation, consistent bright green colour- SOLD
2. 1.65 carats, 9 x 6.5, chunk formation, two toned bright and light green SOLD
3. 1.25 carats, 8.5 x 5mm, crystal formation, mid-green, smooth angular faces
4. .95 carats, 7 x 4mm, crystal formation, smooth angular faces, deeper/more vivid green
5. .85 carats, 5 x 5mm, crystal formation, smooth/angular faces, small pyrite (fools gold) inclusions
6. 1.00 carats, 8 x 5mm, deeper green, long, smooth, angular faces
7. 1.15 carats, 6 x 5mm, mid-green, smooth angular faces
8. 1.00 carats, 4.5 x 4.5mm, mid-green, smooth angular faces
9. .75 carats, 6.5 x4mm. mid-green, smooth, angular faces
10. 2.30 carats, 6.5 x 5.5mm, lighter green, smooth faces, great clarity with some internal inclusions
11. 1.90 carats, 7 x 6mm, lighter green, smooth faces with surface chevron-shaped striations, great clarity- SOLD
Please keep in mind that if you choose an emerald with higher clarity, the colour of the stone will take on the tint of the gold bezel underneath it... white gold will enhance the colour, while yellow and rose gold will warm the colour of the stone up.
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