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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
    • 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

      Based on 175 reviews
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      Devin W. (Oaklyn, US)
      Beautiful

      This necklace was a must have to for me. It’s my husband/love of my life/best friend birthstone. And my lucky stone! I’m a very indecisive person when I log on to this site. But while browsing, I saw this necklace and fell in love. It’s absolutely beautiful. I love the clever way the chain is designed on the pendant. And the citrine is just lovely.
      I’m so happy with my purchase and with this company. If I could give 20 stars I would.

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      Anonymous
      LOVE!

      The shipping was speedy, the packaging was super cute, and I absolutely love the pieces I received!

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      Nicole S. (Gloucester, US)
      Gorgeous!

      I have a few pieces from GotS and every single one is my favorite. However, thiq ring might be my most favorite. It was a custom order, the customer service team was awesome with communication and helping me get the ring exactly as I wanted it. The ring was completed a couple weeks ahead of what I was expecting, and shipping took half the time originally quoted. Overall I am overjoyed with GotS and my jewelry.

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      Erwin H. (Jakarta, ID)

      Custom Antique and Old Cut Diamond Ring

      Like special treatment?