Huge Rough Raw Diamond Engagement Ring in Recycled 18k Gold- Custom Made 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

Any other information you read below on production time should be disregarded- current production times have changed. If this is a 'ready to ship' item, production times do not apply.



Both of the rings in the photos are sold. I wanted to show two different ways of forming the bezels on these rings. The larger ring has the bezel formed flush to the stone, taking advantage of its curves and natural formation. The smaller ring was created with a more geometric idea in mind- I formed and hammered the gold of the bezel to create a substantial, sleek, and modern setting for the rough and organic stone. Either approach is possible with any of these three huge stones. Also, please note that this listing is for one ring only.

The stones are each large, and very unique. The rings are environmentally and ethically sound, as the metal is recycled and the stones are conflict-free.

As I am shooting these pieces from very close up using a macrolens, the stones are in or out of focus depending upon which one I was aiming at- even the few mm difference in depth shows up in macrophotography.

The ring band will be made from 2.5mm wide x 1.5mm thick 18k gold. The bezel is also lush 18k gold. In the photos, I gave the ring bands a hammered, brushed finish. The bezels were brushed for a warm, matte glow, with a high-shine lip. Any finish is possible for this piece, as it is made-to-order. Also, it is possible to upgrade to a wider ring band- get in touch for an estimate on your desired width.

As is the nature of highly-refractive diamonds, this one takes on different tones depending upon the light. As with all of my diamonds, these are conflict free.

Choices of gold for this listing include 18k white gold, 18k rose gold, or 18k yellow gold. The rings you see here are set in 18k yellow gold.

The diamonds:


S1- mid/dark silver, very textural surface 13.5 x 10mm
S2- dark silver, super shimmery, low profile- 15 x 10.5mm
S3- dark silver, 14 x 11mm- 10mm deep, very high profile- SOLD
S4- mid-silver, slight red tinge to edges- 12 x 9mm


W1- 14 x 10.5mm
W2- 11 x 8mm
W3- 11.5 x 8.5mm SOLD
W4- 11 x 7mm SOLD

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

diamond choice:
gold colour (18k rose, yellow, or white):
stone orientation- horizontal or vertical to the band:
band texture:
phone number for courier:

IMPORTANT: When purchasing from Specimental, please be aware of and in agreement with the Shop Policies- please read them here: This section contains important information about production, shipping, sales taxes, and returns/exchanges. Have questions? Contact me through the shop, or at treloar [!at]

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 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

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

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 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:

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