Gardens of the Sun

Custom Emerald Ring

You gave her your everything, but she didn't take it. "Your everything is not yours to give," she said. "Neither is it mine to take." It is your breath, the very thing that gives you life without ever making itself known.


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
  • Emerald of your choice - May birthstone
  • A fully customized piece
  • Made to order in 8 to 10 weeks

Select your emerald to see more photos.

Emerald
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 emerald from our gemstone vault, to build your custom dream ring.

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

Emerald settings:

  • Classic bezel setting with gold all the way around the stone
  • Open bezel setting, which goes around the girdle (edges) of the emerald, but exposes the culet (the bottom) of the stone

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

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  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 emerald ring will bemade to order with the emerald 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. 

Emeralds

  • EMR-01 - 0.49 ct, measures 5.0 x 5.8 x 3.2 mm, a lightly included hexagon cut emerald, that wouldn't look out of place floating around Elsa as she belts out her song. A perfect wintery green that would go perfect with white diamonds. Ethically sourced from Nigeria through Columbia Gem House. 
  • EMR-02 - 0.30 ct, measures 5.0 x 4.4 x 2.8 mm, an almost all the way clear heartstopper. This hexagon cut emerald is transparent with its feelings. Bind it with yellow gold to emphasize it fearless streak. Fair trade and ethically sourced from Nigeria through ColumbiaGem House. 
  • EMR-03 - 0.28 ct, measures 3.1 x 6.2 x 2.0 mm, a lightly salted princess cut hexagon, this emerald is royalty with a twist. More Jasmine in disguise jumping on the rooftops of Agrabah than the princess sitting in her lonely castle.
  • EMR-04 - 0.55 ct, measures 3.8 x 7.1 x 3.0 mm, this stunning princess cut emerald from Colombia is heartachingly perfect. Tilt it vertical and stud the band with tiny white diamonds for everlasting ice to keep you cool.
  • EMR-05 - 0.34 ct, measures 4.9 x 4.9 x 2.8 mm, a well seasoned emerald from Brazil, this round emerald would go great with the warm tones of yellow or rose gold. Perfect for a social soul who loves to surround themselves with love and laughter.
  • EMR-06 - 0.40 ct, measures 5.0 x 5.0 x 3.2 mm, a cooler toned green round cut emerald from Brazil that resembles delicate greeneries emerging amidst the snowy grounds. A sleepy winter child that speaks in the language of falling snowflakes.
  • EMR-07 - 0.33 ct, measures 4.7 x 5.2 x 2.4 mm, new leafs growing in lush forests, this emerald from Brazil is the budding new hope of Mother Earth that promises better tomorrows.
  • EMR-08 - 0.36 ct, measures 3.4 x 7.3 x 2.7 mm, sleepy teardrops from a yawning dryad, this emerald from Brazil boasts warm tones that would balance out the cool tones of a white silver band perfectly. 
  • EMR-09 - 0.44 ct, measures 3.6 x 9.0 x 2.5 mm, a marquise cut emerald from Brazil that flits between a darker green to a lighter shade effortlessly. Spin it vertical and give it some spice by pairing it with salt and pepper diamonds in a yellow gold band. This is a ring that wants to be seen.
  • EMR-10 - 0.71 ct, measures 5.7 x 3.5 mm. 

Customer Reviews

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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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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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