Gardens of the Sun

Custom Topaz Ring

That thing that tore your skin open and reminds you to stay small. That thing that keeps you from growing into your space, the lofty expanse that is your own. That thing lied to you. You are the biggest, bravest existence to ever have been. You are something great.


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
  • Topaz of your choice - November birthstone
  • A fully customized piece
  • Made to order in 8 to 10 weeks,plus shipping

Choose your topaz to see more photos.

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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 topaz 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 topaz, 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 topaz, 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)

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 topaz 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 topaz ring will bemade to order with topaz 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. 


Topaz stones

  • TOP01 – 0.74 ct, measures 5 x 5 x 3.5 mm, a cushion cut topaz that’s glacier-like. A sweep of blue, a cold as ice stone that will keep tempers cool all year around. A good balancing friend for passionate souls. Pair it with a cooler tones white gold band. Custom cut under supervision of Jeffery Davies. 
  • TOP02 – 0.22 ct, measures 4 x 3.6 x 2.2 mm, a square cut topaz that is flush with the joy of spring, excited for adventures the long months of summer will promise. Wrap with a rose gold band for maximum passion. This vintage gem was most likely mined in Colorado. Featuring very precise lines, cut in the United States.
  • TOP03 – 1.91 ct, measures 8.9 x 6.4 x 5 mm, a bold whiskey colored shield cut topaz, mined in the United States (most likely Colorado) in the 1980’s. A well-travelled happy soul who wants to compare destinations with you, and steal you away for spontaneous vacays.
  • TOP04 – 4.17 ct, measures 9.1 x 9.9 x 6.8 mm, a sky-blue shield cut topaz from Colorado, reminding me of the topper most layer of the stratosphere. Cut in the United States in the 1980’s, it only descended when it knew for sure the space race was coming to an end.
  • TOP05 – 1.06 ct, measures 10.6 x 4.7 x 3.3 mm, an irregular cut icicle topaz from Brazil, that will bring you news of secret penguin enclaves and polar bears tumbling into the artic sea with glee. Part of a twin, so you can match with a best beloved. 
  • TOP06 – 1.12 ct, measures 10.9 x 4.7 x 3.4 mm, the twin visitor from an icy tundra far away (secretly just from Brazil). Wrap it snug and tight with a rose gold band to add warmth, or a white gold band if you’re ready to join it on adventures in a winter wonderland.
  • TOP07 – 0.53 ct, measures 6.1 x 4 x 2.7 mm, an oval cut topaz in a lovely clear color, a babbling brook of excitement. Wrap it in a yellow gold band to sprinkle a warm ray of sunshine for a perfect summer memory of camping outdoors.
  • TOP08 – 1.33 ct, measures 6 x 5.9 x 4.3 mm, a rose cut Russian topaz that loves to be in between. Swept through with a cooler turquoise tone a warmer Prussian blue, and straddling masculine and feminine energies.
  • TOP09 – 1.24 ct, measures 5.9 x 6 x 4.2 mm, a square cut topaz with blunted edges. A blue sea under the blaze of the midday sun color, that longs for lazy days and quiet reading time by the beach. A sweet soul who knows how to enjoy quiet company and slow smiles.
  • TOP10 – 3.42 ct, measures 10 x 10 x 5.6 mm, joy personified. Infectiously happy, bright and carefree, and excited to add a sparkle in your life. Wrap it in a yellow gold band to really encourage its radiant shine. Vintage stock from an American collector. 
  • TOP11 – 4.03 ct, measures 10 x 8 x 6.1 mm, a happy go lucky type, this bright blue topaz features a lovely square rose cut. Showing off such a playful pattern, perfect for someone who likes neat lines but has a rebel streak deep inside. Vintage stock from an American collector. 
  • TOP12 – 4.13 ct, measures 9.8 x 11.5 x 6.6 mm, a fun creative cut topaz that features a twisting triangle cut. Celebrate its quirks with a prong setting, and pair it with a white gold band give it a chic finish. Vintage stock from an American collector. 
  • TOP13 - 2.33ct, measures 10 x 6.5 x 4.5 mm

Customer Reviews

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Shannon F. (Clifton Park, US)
Beyond beautiful

When my partner and I decided to get married, I didn’t even need to give it a second thought on where I wanted to get my ring from. Having previously purchased jewelry from Gardens of the Sun, I knew I could only expect a beyond beautiful, high quality piece. I love that I am able to support a truly wonderful company who is all about ethical sourcing and sustainability. It is amazing that I am able to know the origin details of the specific diamond I have chosen to incorporate into my ring - it truly makes it all the more special to me.
The Garden of the Sun team was amazing throughout the entire process of creating this custom salt and pepper brilliant-cut ring and were very responsive to any questions I had. Thank you all so much for creating the exact ring I had been envisioning!

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Jennifer H. (Greenwich, US)
Wonderful experience and product

This amazing group of humans were so gracious and responsive when I had to exchange a ring for a different size. I was even able to switch to a custom ring!
I love my new piece and everything was taken care of so quickly, efficiently, and with great communication through out. Would highly recommend ☺️

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Erika J.
A dream come true

What a special experience this has been. I have been following Gardens of the Sun on Instagram for 2 years and their rings have always captured my attention. I knew when the time came to choose where to purchase my engagement ring from the choice would be easy, Gardens of the Sun. Your team has been incredibly helpful, always answering my questions in a timely fashion and making any changes my heart desired. When the ring showed up on my doorstep my stomach filled with butterflies. I opened up the package and there wrapped with love was exactly what I had envisioned, my dream engagement ring.

Love,
A lifelong customer

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Caitlin (Toppenish, US)
LOVE LOVE LOVE, but long wait time!

First, let me say that I am OBSESSED with my custom blue sapphire engagement ring. I had the stone set in an open bezel in 14K gold. Everytime I look at it, it makes me smile. My friends and family love how unique and "me" it is. 5 stars for this!

That said, we ordered this ring in mid-December, and did not receive it until mid May! While I appreciate the fact that Garden of the Sun held their jewelry maker to a high standard of quality (twice!), I had to be the one to reach out and see what the status of my ring was. I will say that the customer service representative answering my emails was super helpful in giving me updates, but it would have been nice to not have to be the one reaching out the two times the ring was sent back to the jewelry maker. Fortunately we didn't have a specific timeframe that it was needed for, but 5 months seems like a really long time to wait for a custom piece!

Hi Caitlin,

Thank you so much for your review! We're pleased to hear that you LOVE your custom blue sapphire ring. That makes our day.

We gotta thank you as well for being so understanding and patient, waiting for your ring to arrive. As you know, we've had some setbacks a few months ago related to our gold supplies, where we temporarily paused new custom gold orders coming in and had some significant delays in our existing orders, including yours.

Your feedback is well noted - we should've been more proactive in reaching out to you and keeping you updated about the progress. We're definitely taking it as a lesson learned for our team to be able to improve our communication in a timely manner should unexpected delays like this happen in the future.

Always let us know if you need anything. Sending our warmest hugs to you and to your beloved ones there!

Much love from Bali,
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