Gardens of the Sun

Custom Antique and Old Cut Diamond Ring

You said your prayers every single night, then you shut your eyes and dreamed your prayer to life. Everyday it was like this. Rinse and repeat. One day your prayer lay down beside you, in your arms, in the nook of your body. The prayer you lived on, it became your life. No longer in your dreams.

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
  • Genuine diamondof your choice from traceable origin - April birthstone
  • A fully customized piece
  • Add complimentary hand engraving
  • Made to order in 8 to 10 weeks, plus shipping
Diamond
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!


Meet

This is your chance to design your own ethical natural diamond engagement ring. Most of these are new diamonds of Indonesian origin, mined by artisanal miners in South Kalimantan, and polished by hand by independent local diamond cutters. 

Now the design...

Choose a diamond that speaks to you and let's get started!

Diamond settings:

  • Classic bezel setting with gold all the way around the diamond
  • 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.
      • 4 prongs compass, positioned North, East, South and West
      • 4 prongs in the corners

    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. Because the rhodium plating is done by one of our partners, this takes an extra week. 

    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.

    The diamond can be positioned vertically (North to South) or horizontally (East to West).

    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 from Botswana (you choose how many)

      Engraving is on us!

      We offer complimentary hand engraving up to 24 characters on the inside of your gold diamond 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 diamond ring will bemade to order with the antique cut or old cut diamond of your choice in 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. 

      Diamonds:

      • AOC01 - 0.38 ct. measures 5.1 x 3.6 x 2.7 mm.
      • AOC02 - 0.41 ct. measures 4.6 x 4.3 x 2.9 mm.
      • AOC03 - 0.48 ct. measures 4.7 x 4.3 x 3.4 mm.
      • AOC04 - 0.72 ct. measures 4.9 x 5.1 x 3.4 mm.

      The diamonds used in this ring have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. These diamonds are conflict free, based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds. My supplier guarantees that they are conflict free and mined in accordance with the Kimberley Process. 

      Is this for an engagement ring? Ask us about wedding band options, or to keep the exact measurements of your stone, so we can make a nested wedding band that fits perfectly around your ring.

      Customer Reviews

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      Jo
      Beautiful Piece and Great Team

      Enjoyed every step in the process of customising this ring for my partner and she loved it. Top notch service from the GOTS team - special thanks to them for being so accommodating and thoughtful.

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      Chris E. (Lalor, AU)
      Beautiful ring

      We were very happy to find our perfect engagement ring with Gardens of the Sun. We were looking for a beautiful and ethical ring and this more than answered. The team were very helpful and patient with us while we decided on the exact one we were after and even did all they could to make sure it could arrive in time for my birthday in the middle of the pandemic postal situation! We were very impressed and beyond happy with the ring when it arrived.

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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!

      Like special treatment?