Gardens of the Sun

Custom Green Sapphire Ring

“What is enough for you?” she asks in the tender light of the early morning sun. You see a small hummingbird flapping its wings faster than the blinking of your eyes. You smile, bittersweet, always wondering if you’re good enough to be loved. But your soul understands: Enough is always enough, no matter the amount.

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
  • Most sapphires have been heated
  • September birthstone
  • A fully customized piece
  • Made to order in 8 to 10 weeks

Choose your sapphire to see a photo.

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!


Meet

Let us help you design and build an ethical sapphire ring for the woman of your dreams. If you are reading this, it probably means that it's important to both of you that the symbol of love and commitment she carries for the rest of her life has been ethically made and sourced. Your ring will be lovingly handcrafted by skilled artisans in Java, Indonesia.  

Now the design...

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

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

Sapphire settings:

  • Classic bezel setting with gold all the way around the stone
  • Open bezel setting, which goes around the girdle (edges) of the sapphire, but exposes the culet (the bottom) of the stone
  • Prongs
    • Prongs only; The prongs rise up from the base of the ring, without any additional support or security.
    • 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 sapphire, 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. Can be engraved. 
  • 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. No engraving possible. 

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)

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 2-2.5 mm
  • Soft peachy pink spinels in high quality pentagon cut. With their unusual cuts this makes for a unique three stone ring!

The final 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 sapphire 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 sapphire ring will bemade to order with the green sapphire 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. 

Sapphires:

  • GRS-02 – 0.52 ct, measures 4.9 x 4.9 x 2.9 mm, a deep blue round cut sapphire that twinkles like a lush night in the midst of nature. Set it deep in a bezel setting and a white gold band to bring a slice of the night sky wherever you go. Mined and cut in Sri Lanka.
  • GRS-03 – 0.53 ct, measures 4.9 x 4.9 x 2.7 mm, a bubbling brook blue round cut sapphire that is spring fresh all year around. A happy little stone that will remind you to take a deep breath and appreciate the moment. Mined and cut in Sri Lanka.
  • GRS-04 – 0.58 ct, measures 5.7 x 4 x 2.9 mm, an antique glass green that shimmers with lighter shades of blue, this oval cut sapphire is an optimistic old soul that lived through humanity's greatest triumphs, and believes we are all destined for more. Mined and cut in Sri Lanka.
  • GRS-05 – 0.55 ct, measures 5.1 x 5.1 x 3.0 mm, a slice of nature is preserved forever in this dreamy pale green round cut sapphire. Pair it with some salt and pepper diamonds and set it in a rose gold band for a stand out piece that will get people talking. Mined and cut in Sri Lanka.
  • GRS-06 – 0.59 ct, measures 4.6 x 4.6 x 3.1 mm, a lush green cushion cut stunner of a sapphire. A forest dryad here to greet you. Pair it with Yogo sapphires in a rose gold band for a play of colors that will make your fingers want to dance. Cut in Bangkok under supervision of Jeffery Davies. 
  • GRS-07 – 0.57 ct, measures 5.5 x 4.1 x 3.4 mm, a precision oval cut untreated sapphire from Tanzania, cut by @thebeardedgemcutter. A heartbreakingly lovely piece of captures magic, longing for a partner in life. Pair it with a gold band for some instant enchantment.
  • GRS-08 – 0.79 ct, measures 8.5 x 4.3 x 3.2 mm, flashes of a tree transitioning to autumn, this marquise cut sapphire glints and glimmers with greens and gold. Pair it with a yellow gold band for gold that will stay forever. Mined in Tanzania’s Umba valley, then heated. Cut by @thebeardedgemcutter. 
  • GRS-09 – 0.82 ct, measures 5.34 x 5.34 x 3.78 mm, a round cut untreated sapphire that toes the lines between green and yellow. Dancing in between in playful twirls. Bring out its warmer tones and shine a spotlight on this entrancing performer with a yellow gold band. Mined in the Songea region in Tanzania. 
  • GRS-10 – 1.03 ct, measures 6.9 x 5.2 x 3.3 mm, an inquisitive glass colored oval cut sapphire. Mined and cut in Sri Lanka. A splash of pepper can be found nestled in one of its curves. Encourage it to embrace its chic side with salt and pepper diamonds and a white gold band.  
  • GRS-11 – 0.47 ct, measures 4.2 x 3 mm, a VS round cut, natural yellow and greenish-blue sapphire, from Australia that has been heated. This delicate mossy sapphire gives a sweet, subtle twinkle that will make you coo. Add on small diamonds in the band to bring out its shine.
  • GRS-12 – 0.53 ct, measures 6.2 x 4 mm, a pear cut, natural yellowish green sapphire, hailing from Tanzania that has been heated. A clear light moss, that lives between the edge of spring and summer. Perfect for a dainty ethical gold ring.
  • GRS-13 – 0.62 ct, measures 6 x 3.8 mm, a pear cut, natural and unheated green sapphire from Songea, Tanzania. Sweet and dainty, like a darling little bud ready to sprout into something wonderful. Add on some peachy spinels for a perfect spring day.
  • GRS14 – 1.09 ct, measures 6.5 x 6 mm, an irregular hexagon cut, natural greenish-purple sapphire from Tanzania, unheated and untreated. Watch the way the colors shift sinuously under the caress of light. A sensuous and seductive sapphire.
  • GRS-15 – 1.14 ct, measures 7.5 x 6 mm, VS clarity pentagon cut natural greenish-blue sapphire from Tanzania that is unheated. A stunning shade of gorgeous, deep enough to dazzle but light enough as to not overwhelm. A unique centerpiece for an ethical dream ring.
  • GRS-16 – 1.08 ct double corner cut triangle sapphire from Tanzania, measures 6.6 x 6.2 mm. Irregular hexagon cut sapphire, a natural greenish-purple color, unheated and untreated. A mellow, dusky shade. Pair with embedded salt and pepper diamonds for an elegant but quirky ring.
  • GRS-17 – 1.01 ct, measures 8.2 x 5 mm, a VS pear cut natural bluish-green sapphire from Tanzania, both unheated and untreated. A lovely moody stone that hints at a rich story you need to coax out. Pair it with salt and pepper diamonds in the band for a ring that’s not afraid of the dark.
  • GRS-18 – 1.14 ct, measures 8 x 5 x 2.7 mm, a quirky VC fancy cut natural tricolor sapphire from Tanzania. Cut in Bangkok. A coffin-esque cut that flashes purple, green, and yellow depending on how the light hits it. Some cool zoning too. A mystery to be solved by the adventurous soul who will take it home.
  • GRS-19 – 1.06 ct VVS clarity pentagon cut natural unheated greenish-blue sapphire, measures 10.5 x 5.5 mm. Mined in Tanzania, cut in Bangkok. Sharp and stunning, resembling the head of a spear. The perfect stone for a bespoke gold sapphire ring that’s fit for a warrior.
  • GRS-20 – 1.96 ct, measures 8.5 x 6.3 mm, asymetric pear cut natural unheated greenish blue sapphire from Madagascar. A clear light mossy color that’s streaked with forest green in the middle. Cool and clear zoning patterns. Pair with white diamonds in the band for a Secret Garden vibe ring. A fitting stone for literature lovers.
  • GRS-21 – 1.76 ct, measures 6.5 x 6.3 4.8 mm, a generously curved bottom makes this round sapphire from Tanzania look extra stunning. A late summer shade of green that’s ready to find out what colors the coming months will bring to it.
  • GRS-22 – 1.29 ct, measures 6.3 x 5.8 x 4 mm, a heart-stopping VVS oval cut natural yellowish-green heated sapphire that steps over the line from daylight into the night. A lush, dark shade of moss green, rich with the smell of petrichor.
  • GRS-23 – 1.15 ct, measures 7.4 x 5 mm, a spring fresh, a bright VS pear cut natural heated green sapphire. Fresh and citrusy, like your favorite memory of summer. Pair it with a peach-colored spinel for a gorgeous sun-loving ring.
  • GRS-24 – 1.04 ct, measures 8.2 x 6.5 mm, a very special VVS pentagon cut sapphire with stunning clarity. Natural greenish-blue and unheated, hailing from Tanzania and cut in Bangkok. Resembling a cartoon diamond in its shape, celebrate its cheeky nature with embedded diamonds in the band.
  • GRS-25 – 2.44 ct, measures 8.1 x 4.5, a regal grey tinged moss-colored oval cut sapphire, unheated from Songea, Tanzania. Cut in Bangkok.Somber and wise, and ready to anchor you in its wisdom. Some cool black inclusions. 
  • GRS-26 – 1.65 ct, measures 9 x 6.2 x 3.5 mm, a soft, dusky pear cut sapphire from Songea, Tanzania. Cut in Bangkok. Unheated and color shifting, this softly mossy colored sapphire appears purple-tinted under certain light. A perfect companion for a chameleon who has a thousand smiles to greet the world.
  • GRS27 - 0.94 ct square barion cut sapphire. This sapphire was mined in 1987 at the Eldorado Bar Mine in Helena, Montana, USA, and cut in the USA by Renato Rossi. It's SI1 clarity (think obvious inclusions) and untreated. The color is a very pale tealish green - a little deeper and more green than in the photos. I'd love to see this sapphire set with prongs at the corners, in our signature ethical yellow gold. Measures 5 x 5 x 4 mm. 
  • GRS28 - 0.60 ct round brilliant cut sapphire.  This sapphire was mined in 1987 at the Eldorado Bar Mine in Helena, Montana, USA, and cut in the USA by Renato Rossi. Eye clean and untreated. A beautiful soft green sapphire, like a light blueish green, with color shift, depending on the light source. So the color is much more green than in the photos. Measures 5 x 3.1 mm. 
  • GRS29 - 0.98 ct round brilliant cut sapphire with a very light green color and some vibrant yellow sparkles. Color is a little more intense than in the photos. This sapphire was mined in 1987 at the Eldorado Bar Mine in Helena, Montana, USA, and cut in the USA by Renato Rossi. It's SI2 clarity (visible inclusions) and untreated. It features a high table. Would look amazing in any metal. Measures 5.6 x 4 mm. 

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    Chris E. (Lalor, AU)
    Beautiful ring

    We were very happy to find our perfect engagement ring with Gardens of the Sun. We were looking for a beautiful and ethical ring and this more than answered. The team were very helpful and patient with us while we decided on the exact one we were after and even did all they could to make sure it could arrive in time for my birthday in the middle of the pandemic postal situation! We were very impressed and beyond happy with the ring when it arrived.

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    Suzanne S. (Chippenham, GB)
    Absolutely perfect

    We ordered our wedding bands with Gardens of the Sun. They are absolutely beautiful and we love them! Customer service was really great throughout the process and we are so so happy with the rings. Thank you so much!

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    Thandi C. (Cape Town, ZA)
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    This was a gift for my sister who collects antique rings and she's very happy with it!

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    Becca (Oshawa, CA)
    Beautiful ring. Outstanding experience.

    I love my custom opal ring! I have been wanting to purchase something opal from Gardens in the Sun for several years now but was never able to. For my 30th birthday, my partner helped me realize that an opal ring from Gardens in the Sun would be the perfect gift to mark the occasion! It was an easy process to go through and when I had a concern about something I was seeing in the pictures, my concern was taken seriously right away. Once my ring was in the mail it made it to me faster than I thought it would! And when I opened the ring box I actually gasped! My ring is beautiful and I can't help but stare at it while the rainbow colours in the opal dance in the sun. It is the perfect thing to mark this new decade in my life. The packaging was also beautiful- I love the little paper rose inside! Thank you so much for all of the care that was put into getting this ring to me, from the silversmith, opal miners, customer service support and so on. I am very grateful.

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