Gardens of the Sun

Custom Yellow Sapphire Ring

Between the calm stroking of her forehead and his tender touches, she fell in love with the way her loneliness softly dissolved. She relaxed with the unknown. It was like an old friend stepped back into her life, an old friend called lust for life.

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
  • September birthstone
  • A fully customized piece
  • Made to order in 6 to 8 weeks

Choose your sapphire to see a photo.

Stone

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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.

Your  ring will be made to order with the yellow sapphire of your choice in around 6 to 8 weeksand lovingly handcrafted by skilled artisans in Java, Indonesia. You'll receive a photo before we ship it out. The price is for one finished ring in 18 karat eco gold.

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

Stone settings:

  • Classic bezel setting with gold all the way around the sapphire
  • Open bezel setting, which goes around the girdle (edges) of the sapphire, but exposes the culet (the bottom) of the stone
  • 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 the prongs. So white gold prongs need more care and maintenance. A basket setting is a type of prong setting, but with a little difference when viewed from the side or profile. The prongs will rise up from a base or 'basket' into which the gemstone is set. If you choose a pear shaped sapphire, we can send you sketches to see some prong placement options, and you can request to position the stone horizontal or vertical.

Band shape:

  • Half round band, flat on the inside and rounded on the outside, for a comfortable fit. Around 1.6 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 1.2 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

The final price will be automatically adjusted depending on the stones and design you choose.

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.

Available sapphires:

  • YS01 – 0.43 ct, measures 5.8 x 4 x 2.6 mm, stopped summer sunshine carefully cut into a teardrop. A bittersweet reminder of that one perfect childhood holiday with your family. Bind it with a romantic rose gold band for some sepia toned reminiscing. Mined and cut in Sri Lanka. 
  • YS02 – 0.47 ct, measures 4.8 x 4.8 x 2.7 mm, a brilliant cut yellow sapphire that is cooler in tone. Full of anticipation and excitement, a cut in time right before spring trully blooms. Pair it with a white gold band for a touch of ice. Mined and cut in Sri Lanka. 
  • YS03 – 0.64 ct, measures 4.7 x 4.7 x 3.5 mm, a round cut sapphire that is daisy fresh and lightly tinted. A playful lover of skipping and singing out of tune. Pair it with some Yogo sapphires for an added burst of color and an extra flash of fun. Mined and cut in Sri Lanka. 
  • YS04 – 0.67 ct, measures 6 x 4.5 x 2.9 mm, a plump pear cut unheated yellow sapphire from Tanzania. An adventuruous soul who is willing to travel across oceans to meet you. A sincere friend that's here to hold your hand and send you secret smiles. Mined and cut in Sri Lanka. 
  • YS05 – 0.83 ct, measures 4.9 x 4.3 x 3.7 mm, a confident and bright xx cut yellow sapphire. A bold beauty who is as comfortable in cut offs or floor length glam gowns. Pair it with some quirky salt and pepper diamonds to give it a wink of mischief. Mined and cut in Sri Lanka. 

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