Gardens of the Sun

Custom Aquamarine Ring

You gave her your everything, but she didn't take it. "Your everything is not yours to give," she said. "Neither is it mine to take." It is your breath, the very thing that gives you life without ever making itself known.

Details

  • 18 karat yellow, rose or white gold
  • Our signature ethical gold: mercury-free and mined by indigenous women who are paid more than the international gold price
  • Aquamarine of your choice - March birthstone
  • A fully customized piece
  • Made to order in 8 to 10 weeks

Select your aquamarine to see more photos.

Shipping

Giftwrapped in banana fiber paper boxes, shipped worldwide. Fast, carbon neutral and plastic free.

Sustainability

We believe that a good start results in goodness, all the way through. And we start with the materials.

Love it

Love your new jewelry or send it back - hassle free. Conditions apply to custom jewelry.

Buy-1-get-5-trees

For every piece of jewelry you buy from us, we plant 5 trees. Over 30,000 trees and counting. It's complimen-tree!


Let us build your ethical dream ring!

Now the design...

Select your fave aquamarine from our gemstone vault, to build your custom dream ring.

This dream is yours to design. Over to you now. 

Aquamarine settings:

  • Classic bezel setting with gold all the way around the stone
  • Open bezel setting, which goes around the girdle (edges) of the aquamarine, but exposes the culet (the bottom) of the stone
  • Prongs
    • Wire basket prongs; The prongs rise up from the base of the ring, with a thin wire around halfway at the pavillion (underside) of the stone for extra support.
    • Basket prongs; The prongs rise up from a base or 'basket' into which the gemstone or diamond is set. This offers more security, but can look bulkier than prongs only, especially when the stone has a higher profile.

Number of prongs:

  • 4 prongs compass, positioned North, East, South and West
  • 4 prongs in the corners
  • 5 prongs (recommended only for stones over 5 mm)
  • 6 prongs (recommended only for stones over 5 mm)

Our white gold is rhodium plated, and the rhodium plating tends to wear off over time. It wears off faster around the areas that get most wear, in this case, the prongs. So white gold prongs need more care and maintenance than a white gold bezel, or than yellow or rose gold prongs.

If you choose an irregular shaped aquamarine, we can send you sketches to see some prong placement options, and you can request to position the stone horizontal or vertical.

For stones over 3.5 mm deep, we recommend an open bezel setting rather than a regular bezel setting. This will avoid the bezel setting looking too "chunky" considering the stone has a high profile.

Band shape

  • Half round band, flat on the inside and rounded on the outside, for a comfortable fit. Around 1.8 mm wide. 
  • Round band, this band tends to spin more and is not recommend if your knuckles are wider than the part of your finger where the ring sits. Around 1.3 mm wide. 

Additional small stones in the band

  • Plain band, no additional diamonds
  • Small sparkling white Canadian diamonds (G-H color, SI clarity) - you choose how many
  • Small salt and pepper diamonds (you choose how many)

We offer 3 styles of embedding the diamond in the band: plain (no accents), dots between the diamonds, and lines between the diamonds, with tiny dots on the corners of each diamond. The embedded diamonds in the band will be set with the lines between the diamonds, unless requested otherwise.

Additional stones on the side with bezel or 3-prong setting

  • Salt and pepper diamonds around 2.5 mm
  • Purplish blue Yogo sapphires from Montana, around 2 mm
  • Soft peachy pink spinels in high quality pentagon cut. With their unusual cuts this makes for a unique three stone ring!

The price will be automatically adjusted depending on the stones and design you choose. 

Engraving is on us!

We offer complimentary hand engraving up to 24 characters on the inside of your gold aquamarine ring to personalize it even more. This is only possible for half round bands, as the round bands are too dainty, and can be selected in the dropdown menu.

Our signature ethical gold

We use 18 karat eco-gold, which is mined and processed with traditional, mercury-free low-impact practices by indigenous Dayak women in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, who receive fair pay. Our white gold is rhodium plated.

We're making this for you, from scratch

Your custom aquamarine ring will bemade to order with the aquamarine of your choice inaround 8 to 10 weeksYou'll receive a photo before we ship it out. The price is for one finished ring in 18 karat eco gold.

Since your ring will be made especially for you, we don’t accept returns on custom orders. 

Need some more help?

Want some guidance on the design, or a mock-up before taking the plunge? Our customer happiness team is pretty awesome! Email them or use the chat box. 

Aquamarines

  • AQU-01 – 1.05 ct, measures 7 x 7 x 4.4 mm, a sea glass trillion cut aquamarine from Brazil that has all the cool stories of hanging out with surfers and chilling by the beach. Sugar and salt, it knows all the tastes that life has to offer. Custom cut by Lisa Elser. 
  • AQU-02 – 0.80 ct, measures 6.3 x 6.3 x 4 mm, a perfect princess pirouetting, this brilliant cut icy aquamarine knows how to stun people speechless. Perfect for the confident person who knows what they want, how they want it, and when they want it. Custom cut under supervision of Jeffery Davies. 
  • AQU-03 – 0.99 ct, measures 6.6 x 4.7 x 3.7 mm, an oval cut icy aquamarine who has been around the block. A vintage gem cut in the United States in the 1980’s, it’s seen its fair share of change. An open soul who loves to travel the world.
  • AQU-04 – 1.26 ct, measures 8 x 5.8 x 4.4 mm, a clear spring oval cut aquamarine from North Carolina, a southern belle who knows that hospitality comes with a capital H. Wrap it in a yellow gold band to bring out its friendly and warm side.
  • AQU-05 – 1.94, measures 6.3 x 7 x 4.4 mm, a blunted marquise cut aquamarine that likes to explore the wilderness. Lightly included with a smear of a light brown color during its travels. Unexpectedly adventurous and bold.
  • AQU-06 - 1.84 ct, measures 10.7 x 7.2 x 3.8 mm, stormy with dark grey inclusions, this is aquamarine is a storm brewing, potent with power. Pair it with a white gold band to calm it down a notch.
  • AQU-07 - 0.12 ct, measures 7.2 x 6.9 x 4.1 mm,  a mermaid's tear, this pear shaped aquamarine carries in it songs from under the sea and the wondrous tales that can be found in the depths of water. 
  • AQU-08 - 0.68 ct, measures 8 x 5.4 x 2.4 mm, an oval cut aquamarine that frames delicate inclusions, thin black lines that a master illustrator laid down once upon a time. Frame this age old work of art in a yellow gold band.
  • AQU-09 - 6.81 ct large moss aquamarine, measures 19.7 x 8.6 x 6 mm. The biggest aquamarine of the bunch. Unwieldy and clumsy at first sight, but heartachingly graceful in its own way. A special kind of stone for a special kind of person. Could be turned into a necklace too.
  • AQU-10 - 2.11 ct, measures 10.6 x 8.9 x 5.1 mm, a clear triangle cut aquamarine that lives up to its name in every way. Tinted that lovely aquamarine color and drop dead gorgeous. a looker who likes to flaunt its best qualities.
  • AQU-11 - 1.31 ct, measures 12.3 x 5 x 3.6 mm, a stretched out trapezium cut aquamarine from Brazil in the softest blue hue, a sleepy fairy nestled in between dewy petals. Wrap it snug in an ethical gold band, and keep it safe from the world for a few blinks more.
  • AQU-12 - 0.30 ct, measures 6 x 3.5 x 2.1 mm, an irregular pentagon cut glassy aquamarine that's contemplative and prone to reflection. Set in a white gold band for a little zen moment. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-13 - 0.36 ct, measures 5.3 x 3.1 x 2.7 mm, a fairy glass that allows you a glimpse into a hidden forest, this aquamarine boasts a tint of green. Very pale, very light, slightly greenish blue. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-14 - 0.35 ct, measures 6 x 3.9 x 2.9 mm, a sharp stone with a determined soul. A tiny crack on its sharpest edge means that this stone will be safer in a bezel setting, to keep it snug and secure. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-15 - 0.22 ct, measures 6.9 x 4.5 x 1.7 mm, a sweet aquamarine in the shape of a play button. Ready for your next movie marathon in the warmth of a fluffy blanket cocoon. Perfect for the homebodies who enjoy a cozy night in. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-16 - 0.37 ct, measures 6.6 x 5.8 x 2.6 mm, A slightly distorted kite cut, like looking up at clouds in water, this funny little reflection is perfect a dreamer who looks at the world through its own unique eyes. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-17 - 0.59 ct, measures 8.8 x 4.1 x 3 mm, a perfect shard from an icy castle in a fantasy setting. Set in white gold and pair with white diamonds for a cool breeze even on the hottest days. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-18 - 0.47 ct, measures 7.9 x 5 x 3.1 mm, a kite cut aquamarine with light inclusions on one end, set in a prong setting and a rose gold band that's set with salt and pepper diamonds for a conversation starter ring that will stun. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-19 - 0.96 ct, measures 7.1 x 5.7 x 3.8 mm, get lost in a house of mirrors with this irregular pentagon cut aquamarine. This stone will show you unique perspectives and reveal some hidden truths that you would be excited to learn about. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-20 - 0.71 ct, measures 8.8 x 6.6 x 3 mm, a gorgeous kite aquamarine that yearns to fly on a gorgeous spring day. Set it in a bezel setting and pair it with peachy spinels and a white gold band for a breezy day out. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-21 - 0.77 ct, measures 9.1 x 5.3 x 3 mm, an irregular aquamarine that's unique and fun, coming straight out of Picasso's imagination to star in your masterpiece. Set in a bezel and pair it with Yogo sapphires for a fun play of colors and shapes. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-22 - 0.93 ct, measures 8.8 x 5.3 x 3.6 mm, a frozen dewdrop shattered on the lush forest floor. This green-tinted aquamarine is a trapped moment of perfection. Pair it with a yellow gold band for a burst of morning sunlight to melt the ice away. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-23 - 1.54 ct, measures 9.7 x 7.8 x 4.4 mm, a trail of daylight meteor shower inclusions swoosh across this aquamarine. Pair it with salt and pepper diamonds for a ring that's like star studded sky in daylight and moonlight. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-24 - 1.53 ct kite aquamarine, measures 11.7 x 8 x 4.4 mm, a whisperer of whimsical tales, this aquamarine is only ever a second away from regaling you with dreamy adventures. Pair this kite cut aquamarine with a warm rose gold band and a bezel setting for a cozy night of stories. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-25 - 0.76 ct, measures 10.5 x 5.5 x 3.3 mm, an aquamarine that will show you the best you that you can be. A supportive friend who knows your best angles, and will remind you to love yourself when the going gets tough. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-26 - 1.04 ct, measures 10.2 x 5.6 x 4.1 mm. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-27 - 1.13 ct, measures 9.6 x 5.7 x 2.8 mm, a frozen shard of aquamarine for the empathic and compassionate Pisces who wants enjoys quiet reflection. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-28 - 0.57 ct, measures 8.8 x 4.6 x 2.2 mm, a tall glass of relief, this stretched out trapezium is an icy touch of calm logic on stormy, emotional days. Pair with peachy spinels on the side. Mined in Mines Gerais, Brazil, cut in Jaipur, India.
  • AQU-29 - 1.17 ct, measures 10.1 x 5.7 x 2.9 mm, a clear pond with a hint of moss, this aquamarine is a serene oasis in your secret garden. Pair it with a rose gold band and peachy spinels to bring spring to your cozy corner.
  • AQU-30 - 1.01 ct, measures 7.5 x 5.5 x 3.2 mm, A princess cut aquamarine that knows how to show off its best lines. Elevate it in an open bezel setting, and bas in the gorgeous light play it can deliver.
  • AQU-31 - 1.19 ct, measures 7.1 x 6.7 x 3.6 mm, the only octagon cut in this set, a bold and determined aquamarine. Pair it with a rose gold band for a little softness, and accompany it with white diamonds for a loyal entourage.
  • AQU-32 - 1.69 ct, measures 10.8 x 5.6 x 4.6 mm, a lopsided hexagon cut aquamarine that just wants to lay down, stretched out and relax. Set it on its side and keep it cozy in a bezel setting and a rose gold band for a snug night in and good conversations.
  • AQU-33 - 1.60 ct, measures 9.2 x 6.8 x 3.9 mm, a little know it all who can whisper to you the scientific names of the flowers you fell in love with. A greenhouse shaped sweetheart with a green thumb. Perfect for a lover of plants.
  • AQU-34 - 2.22 ct, measures 10.9 x 7.1 x 4.5 mm, a dreamy dazzler who knows how to wine and dine. A charmer that knows how to steal the spotlight. Set in a yellow gold band to encourage its antics.
  • AQU-35 - 0.39 ct elongated cushion cut aquamarine from Nigeria. Vibrant, medium blue color. Fair Trade level 3 from our supplier Columbia Gem House. This means they can trace this gemstone to the legal documented export of the rough to their Fair Trade cutting facility in China. Measures 3.0 x 8.0 x 2.8 mm
  • AQU-36 - 0.37 ct elongated cushion cut aquamarine from Nigeria. Vibrant, medium blue color. Fair Trade level 3 from our supplierColumbia Gem House. This means they can trace this gemstone to the legal documented export of the rough to their Fair Trade cutting facility in China. Measures 2.9 x 7.9 x 2.5 mm
  • AQU-37 - 0.51 ct chubby hexagon cut aquamarine from Brazil. Bright yellow beryl inclusion at the top, which makes this gem stand out. Cut in Bangkok, Thailand. Measures 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.0 mm
  • AQU-38 - 0.54 ct elongated hexagon cut aquamarine from Brazil. I bought this gemstone as part of the Gems for Amazonia sale, where 50% of the profit from each gemstone sold goes to aid in the Amazon Rainforest Fire relief. This initiative was a partnership between Diamondoodles and Noelle Habib Gems. Loupe clean, watery light to medium blue color. Measures 7.9 x 4.0 x 2.8 mm.
  • AQU-39 - 0.57 ct elongated hexagon cut aquamarine from Brazil. I bought this gemstone as part of the Gems for Amazonia sale, where 50% of the profit from each gemstone sold goes to aid in the Amazon Rainforest Fire relief. This initiative was a partnership betweenDiamondoodles andNoelle Habib Gems. Loupe clean, watery light to medium blue color. Measures 7.9 x 4.0 x 2.7 mm
  • AQU-40 - 0.63 ct elongated hexagon cut aquamarine from Brazil. I bought this gemstone as part of the Gems for Amazonia sale, where 50% of the profit from each gemstone sold goes to aid in the Amazon Rainforest Fire relief. This initiative was a partnership betweenDiamondoodles andNoelle Habib Gems. Loupe clean, watery light to medium blue color. Measures 7.9 x 4.0 x 3.1 mm
  • AQU-41 - 0.70 ct elongated hexagon cut aquamarine from Brazil. I bought this gemstone as part of the Gems for Amazonia sale, where 50% of the profit from each gemstone sold goes to aid in the Amazon Rainforest Fire relief. This initiative was a partnership betweenDiamondoodles andNoelle Habib Gems. Loupe clean, watery light to medium blue color. Measures 7.9 x 4.0 x 3.2 mm
  • AQU-42 - 0.30 ct hexagon cut aquamarine. Mined in 1984 close to the summit of Mt Antero, Colorado, USA, by Renato Rossi, who also cut the stone. Small copper oxide inclusions, bright to medium blue. Bevel corner emerald cut by Renato Rossi in Rochester, Minnesota. Measures 5.8 x 2.7 x 2.7 mm. 
  • AQU-43 - 0.62 ct marquise cut aquamarine from Zambia. Cut by Renato Rossi in Rochester, Minnesota. This gem is very bright with excellent brilliance and light return. The culet tip and the girdle are faceted and polished. Tiny "rain" inclusions, typical of beryl, visible with a loupe only. The color is a bright, very light blue with very light greenish undertones. GIA color designation is vlsgB 2/1. Measures 9.3 x 4.7 x 3.4 mm. 
  • AQU-44 - 2.01 ct mixed emerald cut aquamarine from Pala, California, USA. Cut by Renato Rossi in Rochester, Minnesota. This gem is very bright with excellent brilliance and light return. The culet tip and the girdle are faceted and polished. A small "feather" at one end. The color is a bright, very light, very slightly greenish blue. GIA color designation is vlsgB 2/1.
  • AQU-45 - 1.20 ct rich pastel blue aquamarine in a custom cushion cut. Mined in Malawi, faceted in Europe by Ravenstein Gem Co. VVS quality, measures 7.8 x 5.9 x 4.7 mm.
  • AQU-46 - 1.42 ct custom corner cut triangle aquamarine in a rich pastel blue. Mined in Malawi, precision cut in Europe by Ravenstein Gem Co. VVS quality, measures 7.4 x 7.2 x 5.1 mm.
  • AQU-47 - 1.32 ct custom pear cut aquamarine in a rich pastel blue color. Mined in Malawi, faceted in Europe by Ravenstein Gem Co. Flawless quality, measures 9.3 x 7 x 4.3 mm.

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Viviana
Lovely as usual

Everything was perfect. I love the ring I got and the earrings too. The wooden box is very cute and unusual . The cleaning set is lovely as well as the mask . 🥰 I was amazed when the package arrived so quickly.

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Alex V. (Escondido, US)

I wouldn't normally purchase a mystery item because I like to choose my own thing - but I am so glad I did because Meri and the Gardens of the Sun team knew exactly what I needed. Reading the little stone explanation cards reinforced that they knew better than I did :) The ring and necklace set are perfect and so well made and are my new daily go to. This wasn't my first GotS purchase and it definitely wont be my last!

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Arrived so quickly and was more beautiful than I could imagine. Everything was wrapped like the most precious gift. Love it

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