Gardens of the Sun

Custom Opal Ring or Necklace in Silver

She’s like that buttonhole that you always miss, making you all lopsided shirt and no pizzaz. The truth is she makes you skip a beat, with your heart drumming a rhythm that travels to the skies. You know everyone can hear it; it’s so loud, it’s so erratic, but then again your heartbeat always does this when she’s around. You’re a clumsy mess and you love it.

Details

  • Sterling silver
  • Solid opal from Australia
  • Choose your favorite opal
  • Select your ring or necklace design
  • Made to order in 6 to 8 weeks

Select your opal to see more stone 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.

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


Meet

Want a wild and unique shimmering opal piece? We're now offering a selection of opals to build-your-own one of a kind ring or necklace in sterling silver.

Now the design...

Choose your favourite opal and let's get started on a necklace, a ring - or ring set! - that's just soyou. The design of this custom piece is where you come in! 

Your ring or necklace will be made to order with your favorite opal in a design of your choice and in your size or length. (Read: we'll make your dream piece.)

RING OPTIONS

The opal can be set vertically (north-south) or horizontally (east-west). We can use a bezel setting with a single or double band and a round (tends to spin more, so not recommended if you have larger knuckles) or half-round band. You can even opt to add another gemstone on one or each side, or to add a nesting band!

Opal setting

  • Classic bezel setting with the silver all the way around the opal
  • Prong setting - the number and placement of prongs will depend on the opal you select
  • Double band bezel setting, with two 1 mm round bands that come together at the back

    Additional side stones (for classic bezel or prong only)

    • Plain band
    • Round red garnet on one side
    • Color change garnet on one side
    • Round citrine on one side
    • Round citrine on both sides
    • Freshwater pearl on one side
    • Yogo sapphire on one side 

    Additional nesting band (for classic bezel or prong only)

      • No additional band
      • Asymmetric garnet nesting band
      • Symmetric garnet nesting band
      • Asymmetric moonstone nesting band
      • Satellite pearl nesting band
      • Emerald and garnet nesting band
      • Plain curved nesting band

      Band shape (for classic bezel or prong only)

      • Half round band, also called D shaped. This shank is flat on the inside and rounded on the outside, for a comfortable fit. Around 1.8 mm wide. 
      • Round band. A round shank 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. 

      NECKLACE OPTIONS

      Opal setting

      • Classic bezel setting with the silver all the way around the opal, hung from a dainty and minimal pendant
      • Embrace bezel setting with a silver chain capsuled around for an elegant dangle - the chain hugs the stone without actually touching it. The number of loops will depend on the opal you select.

        Additional stones 

        • Blue leaf-shaped sapphire from Sri Lanka to dangle underneath
        • Cultured freshwater pearl dangling at the top or bottom of the opal
        • Round red garnet dangling at the top or bottom of the opal

        Choose your length

        • Length 16" (40.6 cm) - 18" (45.7 cm) - 20" (50.8 cm) - 22" (56 cm) - 24" (61 cm)

        We're making this for you, from scratch

        Your custom opal ring or necklace will bemade to order with the opal of your choice inaround 6 to 8 weeksYou'll receive a photo before we ship it out. The price is for one finished ring or necklace in sterling silver.

        Since your jewelry 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. 

        Opals:

        • AOS03 - 2.57 ct, measures 13.5 x 10 x 3.1 mm, a perfect pearlescent petal that glimmers yellow and purple.
        • AOS11 - 1.13 ct, measures 10.5 x 4.9 x 3.2 mm, a crystal opal with funky shape. A blueish opalescent glow and playful greens. 
        • AOS24 - 0.61 ct, measures 10 x 4.9 x 2.2 mm, a colorful and milky pinpoint opal
        • AOS26 - 0.53 ct, measurements 6,7 x 6,2 x 2 mm, a triangular ivory opal that boasts psychedelic flashes of green and blue, transforming the mundane into something magical.
        • AOS43 - 0.69 ct, measures 11.4 x 5.1 x 2 mm, like the fang of a predator from long ago, this elongated opal binds within it a fierceness that you can harness. Dangle it from a dainty chain and pair it with a round garnet to call for the wild within you.
        • AOS45 - 0.88 ct, measures 11 x 6 x 2 mm, indigo fire runs through this milky opal. Crown it in a double band bezel setting to focus its energies.
        • AOS56 - 1.43 ct, measures 12 x 5.2 x 3.4 mm, a milky obelisk that is strong and sturdy, this opal is ready to support you. Embrace it in a bezel setting to fully frame its magnificence.
        • AOS64 - 0.22 ct, measures 6.3 x 3.1 x 1.6 mm, a mirage that teases your closed eyes. This dreamy opal is the one that's been visiting your visions as you slowly drift into deep slumber.
        • AOS65 - 0.30 ct, measures 6.5 x 3.4 x 1.9 mm, a rainbow that slowly pushes the dark could away, Pair this hopeful opal with a bezel setting and a nesting band to remind you of better days to come.
        • AOS66 - 0.39 ct, measures 6.3 x 4.7 x 1.8 mm, this opal is not the strong and silent type, it knows that sometimes vulnerability is the way to go. A solid chunk of self-care that will encourage you to seek peace. Wear it as a necklace and keep it close to your heart.
        • AOS77 - 0.85 ct, measures 8.8 x 7.2 x 2.3 mm, anchored in the present with an understanding of the past, this opal will help you face all the uncertainties that the future will bring. Wear it in a bezel setting to bind it close to you.
        • AOS78 - 1.32 ct, measures 9.8 x 6.6 x 2.8 mm, pearlescent creatures that roam the seas, this opal has an affinity with the sea. Wear it as a necklace and strengthen its call to the deep with an opal partner that dangles.
        • AOS85 - 1.62 ct, measures 15.0 x 6.1 x 3.1 mm, a surfer floating on the calm seas, this adventurer is resting for the moment. This opal knows the joy and importance of keeping still, and appreciates the anticipation of future waves.
        • AOS86 - 0.27 ct, measures 5.9 x 3.9 x 2.0 mm
        • AOS87 - 0.32 ct, measures 6.1 x 4.3 x 1.7 mm
        • AOS88 - 0.23 ct, measures 5.4 x 5.4 x 1.3 mm
        • AOS89 - 0.45 ct, measures 6.2 x 5.0 x 2.4 mm
        • AOS90 - 0.24 ct, measures 6.6 x 4.7 x 1.2 mm
        • AOS92 - 0.21 ct, measures 7.2 x 3.9 x 1.2 mm
        • AOS93 - 0.36 ct, measures 6.8 x 4.3 x 1.8 mm
        • AOS94 - 0.39 ct, measures 6.5 x 5.0 x 2.0 mm
        • AOS95 - 0.44 ct, measures 7.6 x 4.7 x 2.0 mm
        • AOS96 - 0.53 ct, measures 7.7 x 5.2 x 2.1 mm
        • AOS97 - 0.39 ct, measures 8.0 x 5.7 x 1.5 mm
        • AOS98 - 0.51 ct, measures 7.2 x 4.8 x 1.8 mm
        • AOS99 - 0.63 ct, measures 7.5 x 5.2 x 2.6 mm
        • AOS100 - 0.25 ct, measures 7.7 x 3.4 x 1.4 mm
        • AOS101 - 0.32 ct, measures 7.9 x 3.0 x 1.5 mm
        • AOS102 - 0.31 ct, measures 7.8 x 3.4 x 1.8 mm
        • AOS103 - 0.28 ct, measures 8.5 x 3.1 x 1.8 mm
        • AOS104 - 0.43 ct, measures 7.8 x 4.7 x 1.9 mm
        • AOS105 - 0.45 ct, measures 7.8 x 5.4 x 2.0 mm
        • AOS106 - 0.45 ct, measures 7.5 x 4.5 x 2.1 mm
        • AOS107 - 0.45 ct, measures 7.7 x 3.9 x 2.5 mm
        • AOS108 - 0.28 ct, measures 6.5 x 4.2 x 1.3 mm
        • AOS109 - 0.40 ct, measures 8.2 x 4.7 x 1.6 mm
        • AOS110 - 0.36 ct, measures 8.5 x 4.9 x 1.3 mm
        • AOS111 - 0.73 ct, measures 8.5 x 6.4 x 2.2 mm
        • AOS112 - 1.09 ct, measures 8.6 x 6.8 x 2.8 mm
        • AOS113 - 0.74 ct, measures 8.2 x 7.2 x 2.1 mm
        • AOS114 - 0.40 ct, measures 7.7 x 5.5 x 1.5 mm
        • AOS115 - 0.20 ct, measures 9.2 x 3.6 x 0.9 mm
        • AOS116 - 0.53 ct, measures 8.9 x 4.2 x 1.6 mm
        • AOS117 - 0.30 ct, measures 9.3 x 4.4 x 1.1 mm
        • AOS118 - 0.54 ct, measures 10.4 x 5.0 x 1.7 mm
        • AOS119 - 0.62 ct, measures 10.2 x 5.4 x 2.0 mm
        • AOS120 - 0.36 ct, measures 9.6 x 4.9 x 1.5 mm
        • AOS121 - 0.98 ct, measures 9.1 x 6.4 x 2.4 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)
        Love it

        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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