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 8 to 10 weeks, plus shipping

Choose your sapphire to see a photo.

Stone
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 sapphire 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 sapphire, 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 sapphire, 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. 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 1.3 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.

Engraving is on us!

We offer complimentary hand engraving up to 24 characters on the inside of your gold sapphire 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 sapphire ring will bemade to order with the yellow sapphire 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. 

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 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. 
  • YS06 - 0.72 ct, measures 6.6 x 5.3 x 2.5 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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