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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      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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      Jennifer H. (Greenwich, US)
      Wonderful experience and product

      This amazing group of humans were so gracious and responsive when I had to exchange a ring for a different size. I was even able to switch to a custom ring!
      I love my new piece and everything was taken care of so quickly, efficiently, and with great communication through out. Would highly recommend ☺️

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      Erika J.
      A dream come true

      What a special experience this has been. I have been following Gardens of the Sun on Instagram for 2 years and their rings have always captured my attention. I knew when the time came to choose where to purchase my engagement ring from the choice would be easy, Gardens of the Sun. Your team has been incredibly helpful, always answering my questions in a timely fashion and making any changes my heart desired. When the ring showed up on my doorstep my stomach filled with butterflies. I opened up the package and there wrapped with love was exactly what I had envisioned, my dream engagement ring.

      Love,
      A lifelong customer

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      Caitlin (Toppenish, US)
      LOVE LOVE LOVE, but long wait time!

      First, let me say that I am OBSESSED with my custom blue sapphire engagement ring. I had the stone set in an open bezel in 14K gold. Everytime I look at it, it makes me smile. My friends and family love how unique and "me" it is. 5 stars for this!

      That said, we ordered this ring in mid-December, and did not receive it until mid May! While I appreciate the fact that Garden of the Sun held their jewelry maker to a high standard of quality (twice!), I had to be the one to reach out and see what the status of my ring was. I will say that the customer service representative answering my emails was super helpful in giving me updates, but it would have been nice to not have to be the one reaching out the two times the ring was sent back to the jewelry maker. Fortunately we didn't have a specific timeframe that it was needed for, but 5 months seems like a really long time to wait for a custom piece!

      Hi Caitlin,

      Thank you so much for your review! We're pleased to hear that you LOVE your custom blue sapphire ring. That makes our day.

      We gotta thank you as well for being so understanding and patient, waiting for your ring to arrive. As you know, we've had some setbacks a few months ago related to our gold supplies, where we temporarily paused new custom gold orders coming in and had some significant delays in our existing orders, including yours.

      Your feedback is well noted - we should've been more proactive in reaching out to you and keeping you updated about the progress. We're definitely taking it as a lesson learned for our team to be able to improve our communication in a timely manner should unexpected delays like this happen in the future.

      Always let us know if you need anything. Sending our warmest hugs to you and to your beloved ones there!

      Much love from Bali,
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