Gardens of the Sun

Custom Spinel Ring in Gold

When you gave her your heart, a part of you worried she'd one day hand it back to you, broken and withered. But she tended to it until it grew, like a rose in English soil, until its glorious fragrance could no longer be ignored.

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
  • Natural spinel from Sri Lanka - August birthstone
  • A fully customized piece
  • Made to order in 8 to 10 weeks, plus shipping

Choose your spinel 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 spinel from our gemstone vault, to build your custom dream ring.

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

Spinel 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 spinel, 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.

If you choose an irregular shaped spinel, 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, 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. This 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.

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 spinel 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 spinel ring will bemade to order with spinel 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. 


Spinels

  • SPI01 - 0.63 ct, measures 5 x 5 x 3.2 mm, a light wash of lavender tints this octagon cut spinel. The classic cut allows the gem to shine and sparkle, as if it emits light.
  • SPI02 - 0.95 ct, measures 5.80 x 3.76 mm, a decadent rose champagne spinel, cut in the classic cushion style to highlight its delicate nature.
  • SPI03 - 0.82 ct, measures 6.70 x 5.11 x 3.21 mm, a subtle periwinkle twinkle lights up this oval cut spinel that is perfect for a magical ring.
  • SPI04 - 0.80 ct, measures 6.45 x 5.13 x 3.40 mm, a noticeable lavender tint gives this oval cut spinel a sweet look.
  • SPI05 - 0.66 ct, measures 5.00 x 3.43 mm, this octagon cut light steel spinel glints with strength and resilience. A classy everyday choice.
  • SPI06 - 0.65 ct, measures 5.00 x 3.41 mm, fresh pink lemonade sparkles through this octagon cut spinel, pair it with a prong setting for a playful ring.
  • SPI07 - 0.64 ct, measures 4.94 x 3.47 mm, this octagon cut spinel emits elegance with its regal periwinkle tint, a subtle nod to royals of old.
  • SPI08 - 0.43 ct, measures 4.78 x 2.87 mm, a light rose blush adorns this octagon cut spinel, giving it a delicate feel despite its brilliant sparkle.
  • SPI09 - 0.69 ct, measures 5 x 5 x 3.5 mm, an octagon cut spinel with a gorgeous lavender color which gives off a joyful shine.
  • SPI10 - 0.74 ct, measures 5.93 x 4.74 x 3.30 mm, a rectangular cushion cut lends this light steel spinel a majestic air, perfect for a show stopping ring.