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.
Design your antique cut diamond engagement ring or self love ring.
Antique cut diamonds are those using cutting techniques from before the 1930s. Think cut by hand rather than machines. Larger, more asymmetrical facets than the brilliant cut diamond, so the diamonds glow like a candle more than a fire.
The old mine cut dates back to the 1700s. An old mine cut diamond typically has a large culet, deep pavilion, small table, and a high crown. In terms of shape, the modern cushion cut comes closest to it.
The old European cut (OEC) resembles the modern brilliant cut diamond with its round shape. It differs from the brilliant cut diamond with it’s open culet, deep pavilion, small table and tall crown.
Whether an old mine cut diamond or old Euro cut diamond, choose an antique cut diamond that speaks to you and let's get started!
We’re making this for you, from scratch
Your custom antique cut diamond ring will be made to order with the antique cut diamond of your choice in around 8 to 13 weeks. You'll receive a photo before we ship it out. The price is for one finished ring in 18 karat eco gold.
Since your antique cut diamond ring will be made especially for you, we don’t accept returns on custom orders. You can read our return policy here.
Your custom ring design
You can choose from 18 karat yellow gold, rose gold or white gold. We use 18 karat ethical 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.
You can choose between a bezel setting, which has the gold all the way around the stone and a prong setting, where small claws hold the stone. Not sure which setting is right for you? Compare bezel vs prong setting here.
Diamonds in band
Want to add some extra sparkle? Pave diamonds in the ring band can really elevate the look of your ring. Choose between salt and pepper diamonds (the rebellious budget option) or white diamonds (G-H color, SI clarity).
Engraving is on us
We offer complimentary engraving on the inside of your ring to personalize it even more. Our team will reach out to you after your purchase for details.
Conflict free diamonds
The diamonds used in this jewelry have been purchased from legitimate sources not involved in funding conflict and in compliance with United Nations resolutions. Based on personal knowledge and/or written guarantees provided by the supplier of these diamonds they are conflict free and mined in accordance with the Kimberley Process.
Gardens of the Sun goes beyond conflict free. Since our sourcing policy came into effect in November 2018 we only purchase diamonds from known origins. We avoid sourcing diamonds from Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Russia (last purchased in 2019), Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe.
Is it an engagement ring?
Are you planning on using this as an engagement ring? Ask us to keep the exact measurements of your diamond. This way, if you decide to also get a wedding band or nesting band from us, we can help make sure it fits perfectly.
Need any help?
Want advice on which stone to choose, some guidance with the design or a mock-up before taking the plunge? Our customer happiness team is pretty awesome! Contact them for help.
Any special requests for your ring band, stone angle or prong placement? Write them down in the box at checkout.
Antique cut diamonds for you to choose from
AOC1 - 0.38 ct. measures 5.1 x 3.6 x 2.7 mm.
AOC2 - 0.41 ct. measures 4.6 x 4.3 x 2.9 mm.
AOC3 - 0.48 ct. measures 4.7 x 4.3 x 3.4 mm.
AOC4 - 0.72 ct. measures 4.9 x 5.1 x 3.4 mm.
AOC5 - 0.74 ct old European cut diamond from Kalimantan, Indonesia. The cut is between an old Euro cut and modern round brilliant cut, with a slightly wonky shape and large culet. Ethically sourced from artisanal diamond miners in Indonesian Borneo. Graded as fancy brown color, SI2 clarity and fair cut grade. One pit on the girdle, which would be covered with a bezel setting. Measures 5.4 x 5.4 x 3.6 mm. Comes with a diamond certificate from SKGL, a women-owned lab in South Kalimantan, graded by a female GIA graduate gemologist.
AOC6 - 0.35 ct antique pear cut diamond. Mined by artisanal diamond miners in Indonesian Borneo, and cut by an independent diamond cutter in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. This antique cut pear diamond is shallow like a rose cut diamond, with a large culet, and slightly lopsided. It’s elongated shape gives it nice finger coverage for the weight. Measures 5.9 x 3.6 x 1.9 mm.
AOC7 - 0.11 ct single cut white diamond with a large culet. Ethically sourced from artisanal diamond miners in Indonesian Borneo, and cut by an independent diamond cutter in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Comes with diamond memo from SKGL, a women-owned lab in South Kalimantan, graded by a female GIA graduate gemologist. Graded as faint yellow (L) and very slightly included (VS2 quality). Measures 3.27 x 3.24 x 1.28 mm. A magical window to peer at the world through. A filter to see the rainbow sweep of colors in the sky, and the joyful skips of raindrops landing around you.
AOC8 - 0.24 ct wonky rectangular antique cut diamond with black pepper inclusions. Responsibly sourced from artisanal Indonesian diamond miners in Indonesian Borneo, and cut by hand by an independent diamond cutter in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Measures 3.5 x 2.5 x 2.8 mm.
AOC9 - 0.15 ct small brown rectangular diamond. Responsibly sourced from artisanal Indonesian diamond miners in Indonesian Borneo, and cut by hand by an independent diamond cutter in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Measures 3.0 x 2.5 x 2.2 mm.
AOC10 - 0.24 ct wonky antique cut diamond with a rectangular shape and black pepper inclusions. High table and deep pavilion. Ethically sourced from artisanal Indonesian diamond miners in Indonesian Borneo, and cut by hand by an independent diamond cutter in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Measures 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.8 mm.
AOC11 - 0.14 ct champagne colored hand cut diamond. Low table and deep pavilion. Responsibly sourced from artisanal Indonesian diamond miners in Indonesian Borneo, and cut by hand by an independent diamond cutter in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Measures 2.6 x 2.9 x 2.4 mm.
AOC12 - 0.22 ct cut little yellow diamond with high table, deep pavilion and large culet so typical of antique cut diamonds. Responsibly sourced from artisanal Indonesian diamond miners in Indonesian Borneo, and cut by hand by an independent diamond cutter in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Measures 3.6 x 2.6 x 2.4 mm.
Yohana helped me along the way. And I couldn't be more happy with how my ring turned out. Oh my goodness, I love it so much...
Devin W. (New Jersey, United States)
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.
Grace D. (California, United States)
Gardens of the sun is top tier! I love this ring so much. The green sapphire and green garnet! Are you kidding me! I didn’t even know they came in green. I love it so much! I am a sucker for anything green so of course I was drawn to this ring and it’s the perfect size. I’m so happy thank you :)
Ili R. (Singapore)
I am absolutely blown away by my ring!
I'm very happy with how my ring turned out and the excellent customer service at Gardens of the Sun. I'll give some context on why i chose Gardens of the Sun. I had gotten married and my husband and I bought each other simple wedding bands. The entire process of getting married was very simple and happened fairly quickly, we had no engagement and thus no engagement rings and our ceremony was a quick solemnisation witnessed by 50 of our closest friends and family members. My husband wanted to gift me with another ring, this time with a diamond or gemstone topping it. And because of my picky nature, he let me choose the shop and design myself. Of course I wanted a gorgeous ring but what was equally important to me were three additional requirements: I wanted the ring to come from a small company, not large brands like Tiffany; I wanted the ring to improve and support the community it operates it and not just profiting the owners; and I wanted all the components of the ring to be sourced ethically. It was mightily difficult to find a company that meets my requirements and falls within the budget so I was very much over the moon when i found Gardens of the Sun on instagram!
I can't emphasize enough how beautiful the ring in person, I gasped when I first saw it. The gemstone is a 2.44 carat sapphire sourced from Tanzania. I love its details like the minor inclusions and how in different lights, it could look mossy-green or verdant green.
Thank you to the team, especially Rissa for patiently answering my numerous queries! If you're considering getting a custom ring, do it! My only advice is that it does take quite a long time (at least 10 weeks) so do factor that into your timeline!