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Borneo Shield Diamond Ring in Yellow Gold

Even after tasting all her complex flavors, and seeing her technicolor dreams, and touching her jagged edges and feeling her soft center; she was still so simple, it was all so simple: there is love and there is she, and that's all that there is.


Details

  • 18 karat yellow gold, mined with traditional and low impact practices by indigenous Dayak women in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, who receive fair pay
  • 0.54 ct shield cut light yellow diamond from South Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo
  • Three Canadian white diamonds on each side
  • Comes with a diamond certificate from the government-owned LPSB lab, unfortunately the certificate has been damaged at the top during transit
  • Ethically sourced and conflict free
  • One of a kind

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The modern shield cut diamond is a real eye-catcher. She's a very pale yellow, which means that she doesn't look yellow from a distance, but rather like a warm disco party with copious amounts of champagne. 

The ethically sourced diamond weighs just over half a carat. Think: the perfect size for everyday wear. 

According to the diamond certificate report:

  • Triangle modified brilliant cut
  • Weighs 0.54 ct and measures 5.63 x 5.22 x 2.72 mm
  • Cut grade is good with good polish and symmetry
  • Clarity grade is SI2 with noticeable inclusions, namely crystal, cleavage and natural 
  • Color grade is faint yellow (M) with medium blue fluorescence (LW)

So why is this diamond ethically sourced? Rarely will you know where your diamond comes from, as they're traded in large batches and mixed in the process. For this stone, we personally went to South Kalimantan to visit the diamond mines on the rubber plantations of the locals and met with the cutters. We know that thus stone was mined and cut in Indonesian Borneo, where all diamonds are mined and cut on a small scale rather than by large corporations. 

The diamond has been securely set in 18 karat gold. This gold was responsibly mined by indigenous Dayak women in Central Kalimantan, who receive a 20% premium for their gold in exchange for using low impact techniques that are free of mercury and cyanide. 

We only get small batches of this gold, because traditional gold panning means they only get very small particles of gold, which combines into less than a gram a day. Your ring is a true labor of love. 

Would make a wonderful ethical engagement ring or wedding band for the couple who wants a guilt-free ring to symbolize their love. This is that ring. 


Customer Reviews

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Alex V. (California, United States)
Love my custom!

*** Sorry, left on the wrong posting *** The custom birthstone design process was super easy and well thought out! I enjoyed picking the birthstones from the drop down menus. When it was finished they sent a cute little photo shoot of the necklace exactly like the other listing photos on their website (high quality - see below). The necklace was perfect the first go around and I did not need them to edit anything, although I am sure that process would have been as seamless as the rest. With how quality the photos are it can be hard to remember how small millimeters are, but I think the daintiness just adds to the overall feeling. I love it!

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Samanta E. (New York, United States)
Stunning Kite Citrine!

I am always so in awe of these beautiful pieces when they arrive at my door. The Gardens of the Sun team packages each piece with so much love and care. My kite citrine ring is absolutely gorgeous and I’m truly never disappointed by the quality of these gemstones. Knowing that everything is sourced ethically and sustainably only makes each purchase that much more special! Thank you so much 🧡

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Katrina B. (South Carolina, United States)
Amazing!!!

I ordered this ring as a replacement for my wedding rings bc I lost a whole bunch of weight and couldn’t get my originals resized. I was worried it was gonna look huge on my hand but it’s perfection. I can’t stop looking at it. I will definitely order from Gardens of the sun again!

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Rachelle (Ohio, United States)
That flash!

This labradorite necklace has such An amazing flash! Love the setting. Always enjoy reading the personal note left by staff and the cards that talk about the stones. Thank you!