Gardens of the Sun

Custom Mermaid Kornerupine Ring in Gold

She taught you how to live. Slowly, with dense intent. The journey a thought takes to become born in reality – she paved the way for it in your bones. In your heart.

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
  • Kornerupine of your choice from Tanzania, cut in Sri Lanka
  • A fully customized piece
  • Made to order in 8 to 10 weeks

Choose your stone 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

Kornerupine is believed to help you sharpen your skills and blow up your talents. It's said to balance the ups and downs in life and love. Think lifting your spirits when you're feeling low or soothing vibes when you're angry. Got issues? This magical gem will break your self doubt, uproot the problem and gently push you on your way. Like a mermaid swimming with the flow of the ocean. 

Choose your favourite kornerupine

This rare, mermaid colored rock, was mined in Tanzania and cut in Sri Lanka. Let us help you design your very own mermaid ring.

Now the design...

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

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

Kornerupine settings:

  • Classic bezel setting with gold all the way around the stone. Looks nice on more shallow stones up to 3.5 mm deep. 
  • Open bezel setting, which goes around the girdle (edges) of the kornerupine, but exposes the culet (the bottom) of the stone. Looks nice on deeper stones over 3-3.5 mm deep. 
  • 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.

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 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 kornerupine 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 kornerupine ring will bemade to order with the kornerupine 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. 

Kornerupine gems available

  • KOR1 – 0.10 ct, measures 3,2 x 3,2 x 1,9 mm, an oxygen bubble floating by as you explore the shallow waters, this sunkissed blue kornerupine an unassuming companion.
  • KOR2 – 0.10 ct, measures 3,1 x 3,1 x 1,9 mm, a round cut kornerupine with a curious flat cut on one side. A quirky little so and so, who loves to wander.
  • KOR3 – 0.15 ct, measures 3,5 x 3,5 x 2,1 mm, the lightest blue tints this round cut kornerupine. With slight scratches on the bottom. 
  • KOR4 – 0.15 ct, measures 3,6 x 3,6 x 2,1 mm, a hint of mint to keep your days eternally fresh and breezy. A slight inclusion can be found on the bottom of this kornerupine.
  • KOR5 – 0.18 ct, measures 3,6 x 3,6 x 2,2 mm, a twitch of parsley to bring color to your gimlet, this kornerupine is that hint of flavor you will want to sprinkle all over your life.
  • KOR6 – 0.19 ct, measures 4 x 3,2 x 1,9 mm, a summer breeze captured, this blue oval cut kornerupine has a chip on its side.
  • KOR7 – 0.23 ct, measures 4,3 x 3,2 x 2,3 mm, this oval cut kornerupine has crack on one side, but nothing will stop it from dazzling passer by's with its shine.
  • KOR8 – 0.25 ct, measures 4,5 x 3,7 x 2,2 mm, chicken little may have screamed about the sky falling down, but he never said it was a perfect oval cut piece of a sweet spring day. A lovely kornerupine for a lovely soul.
  • KOR9 – 0.28 ct, measures 4,9 x 3,6 x 2 mm, wet moss touched with dew drops, this oval cut kornerupine is springy and soft. 
  • KOR10 – 0.29 ct, measures 5,7 x 3,9 x 1,8 mm, this cushion cut kornerupine has slight bubbly inclusions that will remind you of happy, lazy days of  blowing bubbles in soda, while you wait for your delicious dinner. 
  • KOR11 – 0.30 ct, measures 3,9 x 4 x 2,7 mm, a softly colored cushion cut kornerupine that has stardust sprinkled throughout. Like those jaw dropping moments when you manage to spot stars in the sky, before the sun deigns to hide for the day.
  • KOR12 – 0.31 ct, measures 3,9 x 4,1 x 2,7 mm, a soothing balm of aloe vera after a day spent at the beach, this kornerupine is cool as anything. Cushion cut with light grey inclusions in one corner.
  • KOR13 – 0.32 ct, measures 4,9 x 3,7 x 2,2 mm, an oval cut kornerupine that is strongly rooted in forests. Pine green in some lights, and the deep blue of the sky in the middle of lush greeneries in others. 
  • KOR14 – 0.36 ct, measures 5,4 x 4 x 2,2 mm, teal with frosty inclusions, this oval cut kornerupine is your favorite winter memory, warming you with the smell of pine needles and hot chocolate.
  • KOR15 – 0.50 ct, measures 5,6 x 4,3 x 3,2 mm, a mermaid tear captured, bittersweet and slightly melancholy, with stories to tell and dreams to capture. A pear cut kornerupine that doesn’t shy away from life.
  • KOR16 – 0.51 ct, measures 5,8 x 4,1 x 2,9 mm, like fresh herbs that fall gently from grandma’s fingertips, this oval cut kornerupine is delicious, and will transform the mundane into something special. With slight salty inclusions for that extra flavor.
  • KOR17 – 0.53 ct, measures 5 x 4,6 x 3 mm, the frosted tips that decorate a snowdrop so delicately, this lightly included cushion cut kornerupine is fresh and full of hope.

 

Style Tips

Wear on its own or with a curved gold nesting band in rose gold.

Customer Reviews

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Ryan A. (Erie, US)
ONE OF A KIND

I had put the title as 'ONE OF A KIND' for several reasons. First off this is truly a one of a kind ring, no one except my beautiful soon to be wife will ever get the satisfaction of wearing such a treasure. Second it comes from a one of a kind company, a company who sources their metal and precious stones conflict free , helping many people along the way. Not to mention planting FIVE trees with your purchase, what companies do you know sacrifices profit for such a beautiful way of business? Third which should have been first is the one of a kind customer service and business ethics. I have always been the skeptical one out of my fiancé and I, especially when it comes to online ANYTHING lol However this team of ladies is truly something special and the ones to admire. Any question or concern I may have had Maharani was right there to answer and ease each and every one of them. The ring not only made it to the United States in less then a week but it was more perfect then any of the photos had shown.(Not to mention it came all the way from Bali, Indonesia) So what I'm saying is if there is any doubt on whether to go through Gardens of the Sun, put that doubt to bed. This company is truly ONE OF A KIND and as a happily engaged man, I stand by every word. I'm still not sure if she wants to marry me more or this company more ;)

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Maud L. (Leiden, NL)
Cannot recommend enough (but at the same time want to keep it all to myself!)

Beautiful and meaningful, sparkly and colourful, sophisticated and fun. I feel very fancy when wearing this ring, which is a good thing during these grey months when neat outfits rarely leave my closet. But most of all, a true heirloom piece which I hope will stay in our family for generations. I bought the pink Ceylon spinel ring as a gift to myself, to celebrate the long longed-for birth of our firstborn daughter. As always, Tessa was extremely kind and helpful during the process of resizing the ring, and was even able to make sure the ring got engraved, even though I forgot to ask for the engraving when placing my order. I always marvel at the kindness and patience of GotS customer service, and unpacking the lovingly wrapped jewelry boxes and reading the handwritten notes truly sparks joy.

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Haziq W. (Singapore, SG)
Beautiful and convenient

It looks awesome and true to the picture . So we've been getting their rings for all our milestones in our relationship and now this as our engagement ring and hopefully getting our wedding ring as well ! We both have a high connection to gardensofthesun as this started our mutual enjoyment of looking at rings .My partner likes to read their mailing list as we find it quirky and filled with bite sized reading materials .Usually most women would require to try out the rings, probably a possible suggestion would be to have an AR type of look for those rings that are reoccurring. However with their photos and videos , it is usually more than enough for us to make an informed decision !

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Fiona Y. (Singapore, SG)
Cornflower sapphire earrings

The product was lovely but the item look smaller than expected . Would think it is better if dimensions of the stones are included in future as well. Otherwise , beautiful piece

Like special treatment?