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This rough diamond and faceted tanzanite sterling ring is made to order. The ring in the photos is sold, and is shown to give you an idea of what these one-of-a-kind rings look like when I build them. The ring in the photos is made in recycled Sterling and fine silver. This listing is for the ring in 14 karat or 18 K gold, or platinum. My metals are fully recycled, and are smelted for me in the USA.
This listing is for a custom-made rough diamond and tanzanite engagement band, which also makes a gorgeous ring for any occasion. A matching wedding band can be made upon request. As I custom-make and hand-build every part of this ring in my studio, it is possible to ask for variations in bandit texture, band width, or any other details you would like changed in the ring design you see here.
Diamonds: The two diamonds are in their raw, natural crystalline form. These translucent/opaque diamonds are conflict-free. They average 3.5-4mm across, and come in a variety of pale silver to dark, glistening gray. The diamond is shown on the ring in the pictures are a bright, translucent white. They appear darker due to the overcast skies on the day I took the photos.
If you would like to upgrade to a pair of transparent, top-quality raw diamonds, please let me know. I will price this upgrade out for you.
Tanzanite: The tanzanite is a gorgeous, vivid blue. I sourced these stones from my local gemstone dealer. They are in the 6 mm range. This tanzanite is from Tanzania, Africa. It is rated AAA quality by the dealer. If you have any questions about the wear and care of tanzanite, please do let me know- I am happy to answer any questions you have.
I currently have two more stones from this parcel, both similar in size. One of them is similar in colour to the stone in the ring. The second stone has more of a dual blue-purple colour to it.
Ring Band: You may choose from any of the below textures for your ring bands:
Please be sure to let me know the band texture you would like when you check out with your ring. The band on this ring is 6mm wide x 1.25mm thick.
White Gold: Please note that I never rhodium plate my white gold. I prefer the natural warmth of the unplated metal, and do not like the ongoing maintainance of rhodium plating. If you purchase this ring in white gold, the bezel for the tanzanite will be built of 18k white gold, regardless of the karat chosen for the ring.
Payment Plan: If you prefer to pay for the majority of the ring after it is completed, and you have approved a high-resolution photo set of the ring, please do let me know. It is not necessary to pay for the entire ring up front. I can begin work with a $750 USD deposit.
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