Emerald or Tourmaline and Rough Diamond on Recycled 18k Gold Ring- Made to Order Handmade


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About Specimental:

•Handmade in Vancouver, Canada since 2008
•I am a small-scale, independent jeweller who builds each bespoke piece by hand in my home studio; I am an actual artisan who creates hand-built one-of-a-kind pieces by myself
•If you choose to work with me, you and your project receive as much attention and communication as you desire
•I am available for project consultations via phone, email, Zoom, or text messaging: you let me know what works best for you
•I never ship my custom pieces until you have approved a high-resolution photo set and video of your jewelery; it won’t ship until you are 100% ecstatic with the result of my work
•Check out my most recent one-of-a-kind pieces on my Instagram, @specimentaldesign
•Check out my customer feedback going back to 2008 in my Etsy shop; I’ve been making clients happy with my work for years

Please note:

The ring in the photos was a custom order, and is sold. This listing is for a similar ring, built around the gemstone of your choice.
Please see my shop announcement for my current lead time. If you need this as a rush order, are unsure of your ring size, or have any other questions, please contact me through the shop or at treloar [!at] telus.net I am happy to help.

This ring is built of fully recycled 18k gold. The one in the photos is 18k yellow gold. You may choose from rose, yellow, or white gold. If you have questions about the attributes of any of these metals, please ask. I can also build this in platinum- get in touch for a cost estimate.

The centre stone is a polished precious gemstone cabochon, which I have chosen for its colour, interesting internal inclusions, and glossy finish. The four stones I have on offer at this time include three emeralds, and one bi-colour tourmaline.

Your ring will be built with the centre stone of your choice, which will be flanked by two uncut, raw conflict-free diamonds. These diamonds will be sourced for you at the time of purchase, and will be flawless or near-flawless in clarity.

The band is 2mm wide and 1mm thick. Want a wider/thicker/half-round profile ring band? Not a problem- I hand-fabricate each of my rings by myself in my studio, so any type of band you prefer can be made for you.

The ring band in the photos has a hammered, brushed texture. Other available textures include hammered/high-shine, brushed, or high-shine.

The bezels (metal cup-like structures that hold the stones) have been given a smooth finish in this ring. Also available is a more textural finish to the band. Here is an example of what this looks like: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/464387461/raw-colombian-emerald-on-recycled-14k-or?ga_search_query=emerald&ref=shop_items_search_5

The Stones:

1. Emerald- 6.5 x 5.5 x 3.9mm 1.09 carats, high dome, lots of inclusions in various tones

2. Tourmaline- 9.5 x 7 x 4mm, 2.65 carats, gorgeous bi-colour (raspberry pink and orange/pink)

3. Emerald- 9 x 7.5x 4mm, 2.12 carats, is looking blueish in the photos, but is closer in colour to the other two emeralds in real life/better light, has some surface striations

4. Emerald- 7.5 x 6.5 x 3.5mm, 1.38 carats, two small dark surface inclusions

Please note that emeralds and tourmaline are expected to have some inclusions. It is extremely uncommon to find either of these stones with no inclusions. I chose these particular stones in part because I feel the inclusions add a lot of depth, visual interest, and organic tone to the stones.

None of these stones suit your taste? Let me know what you are looking for, and I will source your perfect stone.

For ease of ordering, please copy and paste the below information into the note to shop box during checkout:

Gold colour (rose, yellow, or white):
Texture on band (hammered/high shine, high shine, hammered brushed, or brushed):
Phone number (if the courier needs to contact you):

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

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

I am always open to hearing your design ideas. Please contact me through the shop, or at treloar@telus.net to discuss design possibilities.

Sizing details

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 treloar@telus.net

Gift wrapping and packaging

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.

What about repairs and upkeep of your new jewelry- how does Specimental provide ongoing customer support?

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.

Recycled Gold

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.

Can Specimental reuse my old stones and recycle my gold?

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.

Rush Orders

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 treloar@telus.net

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.

Can I order a ring with a different stone, wider band, different texture, or in a different colour/karat of gold?

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 treloar@telus.net to get the discussion around your perfect piece of jewelry started.

Why buy your raw diamond ring from Specimental?

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

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