Please note- the ring in these photos is sold. The photos are used to give you an idea of what your ring will look like, upon completion.
As this ring is hand-fabricated by me in my Vancouver, Canada studio, I am able to create your perfect, customized ring for you, considering these design elements:
Gold- 18k white, yellow, or rose gold (can also be made in 14k gold- please get in touch for an estimate). It can also be ordered in platinum through this listing.
Texture- high shine, hammered, faceted, or matte/brushed finish
Band width- as narrow (from 2mm) or as wide as you would like (get in touch for pricing on wider bands, please)
Band profile- flat/rectangular, or domed/half-round (as shown in photos)
Size- this ring can be made in any size, including half, quarter, and eighth sizes
The prices for the ring listed here is of 18k gold or platinum, with a 3mm wide domed/half-round band, and an approximately .70 carat diamond. For any other design options, please contact me through the shop, or via email at treloar [!at] telus.net
This ring is built around a gorgeous, clear raw diamond. These stones are conflict-free. This particular diamond form/shape is called a macle, or three-pointed, diamond. The faces of the diamond are angular and geometric, and formed this way deep in the mantle of the earth, a billion years ago. The stone has not been worked nor cut in any way- this is its unaltered, natural appearance.
The band in the ring is built of solid, recycled 18k white gold. My gold is smelted for me by a 100-year-old American company. They deal only in recycled metals, and they create their metals using the safest environmental standards possible. The band on this ring has a domed profile, and is 3mm wide.
If you choose white gold for your ring, please rest assured that it will not have the standard commercial jewelery trade coating of rhodium plating. This is a high-maintenance and, in my view, unattractive finish, which hides the warmth of white gold's true colour.
The bezel (cup-like structure that holds the stone) is built of solid 18k gold, as well. It has been given a faceted, geometric surface, in keeping with the textures of the diamond and the ring band. If you prefer a smooth bezel, this can also be done.
If you order the ring in platinum, all metal components will be built of solid platinum.
I can also set your stone in a hand-built set of 14k gold prongs- the macle will set like this:
Want a matching wedding band? Please get in touch for an revised invoice.
For ease of ordering, please copy and paste the below information into the 'note to shop' box during checkout....
Phone number for courier:
Please let me know if you need your ring more quickly than my current 10 week lead time. Rush orders can often be accommodated.
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