Gardens of the Sun

Custom Shield Diamond Ring in Gold

Speak up for love – she reminds you this everyday. She holds you, and you remember that life is worth living, truth is worth saying, and love is worth fighting for. Her beat, her rhythm is your strength. She rat-tat-tats through life. All flamenco’d and dolled-up. She lets you be human because she lives her truth.

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
  • April birthstone
  • Choose your shield diamond
  • Choose your ring design
  • Add complimentary hand engraving
  • Made to order in around 6 to 8 weeks

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    Diamond

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    A made to order diamond engagement ring, shield cut for those protective vibes with a diamond that's a spectacular blend of dreamy translucence, cloudy inclusions and black pepper sprinkles.

    Please note that your ring will be made to order in 6 to 8 weeks with the diamond of your choice and in your size. You'll receive a photo before we ship it out. The price is for one finished ring in 18 karat eco gold.

    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
      • Basket prongs. A basket setting is a type of prong setting, but with a little difference when viewed from the side or profile. The prongs will rise up from a base or 'basket' into which the gemstone is set.

    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. 

    The shield diamond can be positioned pointing up or sideways.

    Band shape:

    • Half round band, flat on the inside and rounded on the outside, for a comfortable fit. Around 1.6 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 1.2 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 (you choose how many)

    The final price will be automatically adjusted depending on the stones and design you choose.

    We offer complimentary hand engraving up to 20 characters on the inside of your gold band to personalise it even more. (Only possible for half round bands, as the round bands are too dainty.)

    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.

    Diamonds:

    • S1 - 0.61 ct chubby platinum diamond, beautiful opalescent glow with some inclusions, measures 5.0 x 6.0 x 3.3 mm
    • S2 - 0.96 ct dramatic salt and pepper diamond, measures 6.5 x 9.1 x 2.6 mm
    • S3 - 1.22 ct cloudy grey salt and pepper diamond, measures 6.1 x 9.8 mm x 3.0 mm
    • S4 - 0.47 ct clear salt and pepper shield cut diamond, measures 6.3 x 6.0 x 2.2 mm
    • S5 - 0.45 ct grey shield diamond, low profile, measures 6.5 x 5.4 x 1.8 mm
    • S6 - 0.28 ct clear salt and pepper diamond, measures 5 x 6 mm
    • S7 - 0.69 ct grey glowing diamond, elongated shield cut, small surface imperfection just south of the middle, measures 7.8 x 4 x 2.6 mm
    • S8 - 0.62 ct translucent grey diamond, pentagon cut, measures 6.9 x 4.7 x 1.9 mm
    • S9 - 0.53 ct pale salt and pepper diamond, wide shield cut, measures 7.23 x 3.93 x 1.65 mm, the low profile rose cut gives this diamond good finger coverage considering this is only just over half a carat
    • S10 - 0.27 ct pale champagne shield cut diamond, nice clarity and finger coverage at this price! Measures 6.1 x 4.2 x 1.3 mm
    • S11 - 0.28 ct dark salt and pepper diamond with an elongated shield cut, something very intriguing about this stone, measures 7.6 x 5.2 x 1.4 mm
    • S12 - 0.92 ct cognac brown and fiery red diamond, small surface imperfections, measures 6.43 x 7.99 x 2.45 mm
    • S13 - 0.25 ct teeny salt and pepper pentagon cut diamond, measures 4.2 x 3.9 mm
    • S14 - 0.35 ct salt and pepper diamond with clearly defined black inclusions that provide a stark contrast to the clarity, measures 4.9 x 5.2 mm
    • S15 - 0.45 ct moody salt and pepper diamond with a nice cut, measures 5.4 x 5.0 mm
    • S16 - 0.55 ct dark salt and pepper diamond, measures 4.4 x 5.0 x 2.8 mm
    • S17 - 0.55 ct this diamond looks like it's raining hail inside, I love the elongated pointy top, measures 5.4 x 7.0 mm
    • S18 - 0.59 ct dark pentagon diamond, moody and chubby, measures 5.1 x 5 x 3.5 mm
    • S19 - 0.66 ct included grey pentagon shield cut diamond, measures 4.9 x 5.1 mm
    • S20 - 0.66 ct salt and pepper diamond where triangle shape meets pentagon meets shield, measures 7.1 x 6.1 mm
    • S21 - 0.66 ct nice coverage with this natural black shield diamond with lots of protective vibes, recommend a bezel setting as there are some chips on the left side, measures 5.7 x 7.7 mm
    • S22 - 0.76 ct dark tangled mess of veined inclusions, measures 5.9 x 6.9 mm
    • S23 - 1.22 ct this shield cut diamond has a lot of stories to tell, measures 6.8 x 8.4 x 2.9 mm
    • S24 - 0.98 ct drool-worthy grey salt and pepper diamond, measures 8.6 x 6.4 x 2.8 mm
    • S25 - 0.87 ct grey salt and pepper shield cut diamond with black inclusions, measures 8.3 x 5.8 x 2.3 mm
    • S26 - 1.35 ct dark salt and pepper shield cut hexagon diamond, measures 9.1 x 7.4 x 2.8 mm
    • S27 - 0.53 ct sparkling light grey salt and pepper diamond, very thin so gives a lot of finger coverage for half a carat! Internal flaws, measures 9.6 x 6.7 x 1.3 mm
    • S28 - 0.53 ct, sister to S27 would make for a nice set of rings if you're looking to both get matching (engagement) rings, measures 9.8 x 6.5 x 1.5 mm
    • S29 - 0.36 small but mighty shield with nice clarity. The black inclusions circling in the center make this an epic stone. Measures 6 x 5.4 x 1.8 mm
    • S30 -  0.83 ct protective shield cut with nice clarity and dark grey inclusions, measures 7.0 x 7.8 mm
    • S31- 0.97 ct an asymmetric cut where opaque black meets galaxy diamond, what more could you want? Measures 5.7 x 8.4 mm
    • S32 - 0.44 ct, measures 5.8 x 5.4 x 2 mm
    • S33 - 0.53 ct grey pentagon shaped rose cut diamond, measures 4.3 x 5.4 x 2.4 mm. Comes with a Canadian certificate of origin.
    • S34 -  0.80 ct shield cut green diamond, measures 7.4 x 6 x 2.5 mm
    • S35 -  0.41 ct vibrant yellow pentagon diamond shield, measures 6.1 x 4.6 x  2.3mm
    • S36 - 0.65 ct, measures 8.3 x 6.7 x 1.5 mm
    • S37 - 0.65ct, measures 7.2 x 6.2 x 1.7 mm
    • S38 - 0.53ct, measures 6.6 x 6.4 x 1.9 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. 

    Wear yours as an alternative engagement ring or a protective self-love ring.

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