Mornings were made to be tender just for you, just so you could feel your heart burst with infinite joy, every time you wake up. How can you not feel your own glory when all these wondrous, banal events in the day – they were made just for you.
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.
Choose your favourite sapphire
All of the rough sapphires from Borneo are alluvial and obtained through placer mining. She'll be happy to know where each stone has been mined and cut, and that the ring was lovingly crafted by hand by skilled artisans in Java.
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 Borneo sapphire ring will bemade to order with thesapphire of your choice inaround 8 to 12 weeks. You'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.
BBS01 - 0.41 ct, Measures 4.4 x 4.4 x 2.8 mm, a waterfall of splashes down the middle of this mossy round sapphire. Pair it with Yogo sapphires to bring out its cooler tones.
BBS02 - 0.75 ct, Measures 5.3 x 5.3 x 3.8 mm, a happy patch of leaves, this round sapphire boasts multiple shades of green. Bind it in an open bezel setting in yellow gold for the warmest summer glow.
BBS03 - 0.91 ct, Measures 6.4 x 4.7 x 3.3 mm, stoic and stony, with silky shades running through like granite. Wrap it tightly in a white gold setting for the ultimate rock solid statement.
BBS04 - 0.79 ct, Measures 6.2 x 5.4 x 2.6 mm, a cat's eye flashing in the dark, a dark blue shot through with electricity down the middle. Pair it with Yogo sapphires and pair it with an open bezel rose gold band for the purr-fect ring.
BBS05 - 0.37 ct, Measures 4.2 x 4.2 x 2.9 mm, the softest peach tints this round sapphire, with a tiny flash of peppery inclusions on one side. Bring out its sweet, romantic tones with a warm rose gold band.
BBS06 - 0.45 ct, Measures 5.1 x 3.6 x 2.8 mm, the lightest purple sweeps through this sapphire. Lightly included with white streaks and tiny black dots, this saphire captures that spring breeze that carries so much promise.
BBS07 - 0.74 ct, Measures 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.4 mm, dandelions blown by the wind, this round sapphire holds within it the prettiest white pappus. Tinted a warm violet in the middle, pair this with Yogo sapphires and a white gold band.
BBS08 - 0.83 ct, Measures 5.9 x 5.1 x 3.1 mm, the first rosy bloom that bring color to your garden, this sweet pink sapphire is full of hope and wishful daydreams. Perfect for a longing soul that appreciates curling up with a mug of hot tea.
BBS09 - 0.85 ct, Measures 7 x 4.7 x 2.4 mm, an oval sapphire with a light sprinkling of white inclusions. A class act that knows how to command crowds. Pair it with a yellow gold band to bring out its sassy side.
BBS10 - 0.60 ct, Measures 6 x 4.3 x 2.5 mm, a light aethyst colored oval sapphire, with inclusions that mimic bubbles floating to the surface. A happy soul that thrives in crowds. Give it Yogo sapphire companions and enjoy its outgoing nature.
BBS11 - 0.43 ct, Measures 4.3 x 3.9 x 2.9 mm, a lush pink that leans on red, this sapphire is passion personified. Bold and boisterous, wrap it tight with a yellow gold band and be ready to roar like the lioness that you are. Cut by Scott Maier in Vermont, USA.
BBS12 - 0.30 ct, Measures 4.9 x 3.2 x 2.2 mm, pretty in pink, this irregular cut sapphire is flirtatiously fun. Wrap it in a white gold band and pair it with some funky salt and pepper diamonds. Cut by Scott Maier in Vermont, USA.
BBS13 - 0.39 ct, Measures 4.3 x 3.2 x 2.2 mm, straight out of a painting from a modern art gallery, artistic swathes of blues, pinks and white run through this round sapphire. Celebrate its carefree nature with a yellow gold band. Cut by Scott Maier in Vermont, USA.
BBS14 - 0.54 ct, Measures 6.7 x 4 x 2.5 mm, a sweet lavender child, this irregular cut sapphire is full of whimsical tales of other worlds. Cocoon it in a white gold band and nestle down to listen to its stories. Cut by Scott Maier in Vermont, USA.
BBS15 - 0.57 ct, Measures 6.3 x 3.8 x 2.7 mm, an elegant croisé devant between shades of purple, poised and perfectly balanced. This sapphire has secrets nestled in each of its movement. Pair it with an open bezel to enjoy all of its twinkles. Cut by Scott Maier in Vermont, USA.
BBS16 - 0.70 ct, Measures 6.4 x 4.1 x 3.4 mm, an icy shard of sapphire that never shies away from the truth. Lightly tinted in blue, a solemn soul who nevertheless knows how to smile softly. Cut by Scott Maier in Vermont, USA.
BBS17 - 0.74 ct, Measures 6.5 x 5 x 2.7 mm, that first glimpse of blue during a slow, sensuous morning. This sapphire is a languid awakening, full of relaxed charms and sweet nothings. Pair it with the soft light of a yellow gold band. Cut by Scott Maier in Vermont, USA.
These sapphires are sourced ethically from Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. Traceable and responsible sourcing is a vital part of creating lasting positive impact in affected communities and in reducing environmental damage. Our Borneo sapphires are part of Gardens of the Sun's journey beyond jewelry to source ethical and sustainable raw material to create guilt-free jewelry.
Yohana helped me along the way. And I couldn't be more happy with how my ring turned out. Oh my goodness, I love it so much...
Devin W. (New Jersey, United States)
This necklace was a must have to for me. It’s my husband/love of my life/best friend birthstone. And my lucky stone! I’m a very indecisive person when I log on to this site. But while browsing, I saw this necklace and fell in love. It’s absolutely beautiful. I love the clever way the chain is designed on the pendant. And the citrine is just lovely.
I’m so happy with my purchase and with this company. If I could give 20 stars I would.
Grace D. (California, United States)
Gardens of the sun is top tier! I love this ring so much. The green sapphire and green garnet! Are you kidding me! I didn’t even know they came in green. I love it so much! I am a sucker for anything green so of course I was drawn to this ring and it’s the perfect size. I’m so happy thank you :)
Ili R. (Singapore)
I am absolutely blown away by my ring!
I'm very happy with how my ring turned out and the excellent customer service at Gardens of the Sun. I'll give some context on why i chose Gardens of the Sun. I had gotten married and my husband and I bought each other simple wedding bands. The entire process of getting married was very simple and happened fairly quickly, we had no engagement and thus no engagement rings and our ceremony was a quick solemnisation witnessed by 50 of our closest friends and family members. My husband wanted to gift me with another ring, this time with a diamond or gemstone topping it. And because of my picky nature, he let me choose the shop and design myself. Of course I wanted a gorgeous ring but what was equally important to me were three additional requirements: I wanted the ring to come from a small company, not large brands like Tiffany; I wanted the ring to improve and support the community it operates it and not just profiting the owners; and I wanted all the components of the ring to be sourced ethically. It was mightily difficult to find a company that meets my requirements and falls within the budget so I was very much over the moon when i found Gardens of the Sun on instagram!
I can't emphasize enough how beautiful the ring in person, I gasped when I first saw it. The gemstone is a 2.44 carat sapphire sourced from Tanzania. I love its details like the minor inclusions and how in different lights, it could look mossy-green or verdant green.
Thank you to the team, especially Rissa for patiently answering my numerous queries! If you're considering getting a custom ring, do it! My only advice is that it does take quite a long time (at least 10 weeks) so do factor that into your timeline!