This is a solid, hand forged gold and raw sapphire 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:
Stone: raw, uncut, untreated Yogo Gulch sapphire from Montana
Ring band: solid, unplated, recycled 18k or 14k white, rose, or yellow gold. 1.45mm round profile(get in touch for a quote on this piece in platinum)
Prong setting: solid, unplated, recycled 18k or 14k gold
Band Texture: hammered/brushed, high shine, or matte/brushed
There is no more coveted, nor more difficult to source, sapphire than a Yogo Gulch sapphire from Montana. These rare sapphires come from one source on Earth, and are known for their gorgeous, natural cornflower blue colour.
These sapphires are exceptionally difficult to source, in any usable size... Yogos are, by far, the stone I have spent the greatest number of hours trying to source, with the smallest return.
I sourced my current 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 5mm in length. If you unsure of how your favourite stone would look on this ring band, please let me know- I am happy to help you.
Stone Photo #1:
A1- .55 carats- SOLD
A2- .60 carats- SOLD
A3- .35 carats- SOLD
A4- .35 carats- SOLD
B1- .40 carats
B2- .40 carats- SOLD
B3- .40 carats-SOLD
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 SOLD
Stone Photo #2:
Stone A: SOLD
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.
If you are interested in having your own custom ring built around one of these beautiful stones- contact me through my shop, or via email at treloar [!at] telus.net
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This ring will ship using a secure courier service- either or Purolator Courier, unless you request a different carrier. The parcel will travel with a tracking number and signature delivery confirmation (where possible). Insurance coverage value is set at $100. If you would like your piece fully insured (up to $1000 of insurance is possible), please contact me for an insurance quote prior to ordering.
Please note that I am not able to collect nor estimate the import duties your country's Customs office may charge you upon delivery. Any taxes/import fees/etc. will be collected at or after delivery by the courier, and will be remitted to your government on your behalf. Your Customs import paperwork will be properly filled out with the contents of the package (in detail), the total value of the rings, and the fact that these are merchandise.
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