Gardens of the Sun

Custom Zircon Ring in Gold

When you gave her your heart, a part of you worried she'd one day hand it back to you, broken and withered. But she tended to it until it grew, like a rose in English soil, until its glorious fragrance could no longer be ignored.

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
  • Zircon from Nigeria and Sri Lanka - December birthstone
  • A funky customized piece 
  • Made to order in 8 to 10 weeks, plus shipping
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!


Choose your favourite zircon

Zircon is such a cool natural gemstone! Gem lovers sing its praises for its flashes of multicolored light, incredible brilliance and color flashes of fire. It's often misunderstood and mistaken by the fake cubic zirconia. So just FYI: this is a natural gem dug out of the earth.

An awesome gemstone for artists, writers and creatives, said to double your charisma. Zircon brings a balanced boost of passion and understanding to relationships. No wonder it's considered a timeless gift for a friend or loved one getting married!

My favorite aspect is that it's such a great gemstone for sisterhood and getting along with other women. It's said to give women strength in giving birth, remove spirals of fear, and bless you with confidence.

Have a niece or daughter who just graduated? Zircon sparks curiosity and the pursuit of truth. A little wearable encouragement to pursue their studies!

Now the design...

This dream is yours to design. Over to you now.

Zircon settings:

  • Classic bezel setting with gold all the way around the stone. Looks nice on more shallow stones up to 3.5 mm deep. 
  • Open bezel setting, which goes around the girdle (edges) of the zircon, but exposes the culet (the bottom) of the stone. Looks nice on deeper stones over 3-3.5 mm deep. 
  • 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.

Number of prongs:

  • 4 prongs compass, positioned North, East, South and West
  • 4 prongs in the corners
  • 5 prongs (recommended only for stones over 5 mm)
  • 6 prongs (recommended only for stones over 5 mm)

Our white gold is rhodium plated, and the rhodium plating tends to wear off over time. It wears off faster around the areas that get most wear, in this case, the prongs. So white gold prongs need more care and maintenance than a white gold bezel, or than yellow or rose gold prongs.

If you choose an irregular shaped zircon, we can send you sketches to see some prong placement options, and you can request to position the stone horizontal or vertical.

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.

Band shape

  • Half round band, also called D shaped. This shank is flat on the inside and rounded on the outside, for a comfortable fit. Around 1.8 mm wide.
  • Round band. This shank 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.

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)

Additional stones on the side with bezel or 3-prong setting

  • Salt and pepper diamonds around 2.5 mm
  • Purplish blue Yogo sapphires from Montana, around 2 mm
  • Peachy pink spinels in high quality pentagon cut. With their unusual cuts this makes for a unique three stone ring!

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

Engraving is on us!

We offer complimentary hand engraving up to 24 characters on the inside of your gold  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 zircon ring will bemade to order with the zircon of your choice inaround 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. 


Zircons

  • ZIR-001, 1.53 ct, measures 6.06 x 6.01 x 4.24 mm, a bubbly heated peach zircon from Tanzania, was custom cut by Jeffery Davies and Son. This octagon cut zircon is fun and flirty, and ready to sparkle under the sun.
  • ZIR-002, 1.28 ct, measures 6.06 x 6.06 x 3.80 mm, the faintest blush is blossoming on this clear heated round cut zircon from Nigeria, precision cut by Jeffery Davies and Son. Nudge it gently towards a well deserved spotlight with a prong setting.
  • ZIR-003, 1.44 ct, measures 5.80 x 7.50 x 4.00 mm, a unique heated pear cut zircon from Sri Lanka and cut in Ratnapura, with its pointy end blunted, this clear mustard beauty can be paired off with satellite diamonds to complete its classic shape, or celebrated with a prong setting.
  • ZIR-005, 1.4 ct, measures 5.8 x 5.8 x 3.98 mm, the only stone in the collection that boasts a strong tint of red, this heated scissor cut zircon from Tanzania, was custom cut by Jeffery Davies and Son, and would look stunning when framed with a white gold band.
  • ZIR-006, 0.87 ct, measures 5.40 x 3.37 mm, as crystal clear as a raindrop reflecting hints of peach, this heated circle cut zircon from Nigeria was precision cut by Jeffery Davies and Son. It's not shy about showing off its sparkle.
  • ZIR-007, 1.24 ct, measures 7.60 x 5.84 x 4.08 mm, this heated oval cut zircon is from Sri Lanka was cut in Ratnapura. It's more white wine than champagne in color is perfect for a subtle hint of sweetness in your day-to-day life.
  • ZIR-008, 1.80 ct, measures 47.8 x 5.22x3.80 mm, this heated octagon cut zircon from Sri Lanka and cut in Ratnapura, slips in between peach and coral in color would enjoy a prong setting to show off its charms.
  • ZIR-009, 1.68 ct, measures 7.66 x 7.04 x 3.76 mm, this heated light peach trillion cut zircon from Sri Lanka and cut in Ratnapura, is subtle in its elegance but bold in its shine. Pair it with a yellow gold band to really bring out its warmth.
  • ZIR-010, 2.02 ct, measures 8.76 x 5.41 x 3.45 mm, a heated dusky pink scissor cut zircon from Sri Lanka and cut in Ratnapura, that tries its hardest to be demure, pair it with a white gold band to let its charm shine in a subtle way.
  • ZIR-011, 1.53 ct, measures 7.48 x 4.56 x 3.75 mm, a heated light yellow scissor cut sweetheart from Sri Lanka and cut in Ratnapura, this zircon may be on the larger side, but its delicate nature will make a dainty ring.
  • ZIR-012, 1.27 ct, measures 6.37 x 6.37 x 3.32 mm, like a perfect bubble floating in a champagne, this heated round cut zircon from Nigeria and precision cut by Jeffery Davies and Son is joyful and sweet, and wants the companionship of a yellow gold band to bring out its sunny personality.
  • ZIR-013, 1.58 ct, measures 2.44 x 4.69 x 3.22 mm, like the first touch of yellow sunshine as you step out into the world, this heated scissor cut zircon from Sri Lanka and cut in Ratnapura, is here to remind you; carpe diem!
  • ZIR-014, 2.04 ct, measures 8.94 x 5.25 x 3.64 mm, like the yellow lemon candy that your grandma so fondly slipped into your hand, this heated scissor cut zircon from Sri Lanka and cut in Ratnapura, is sweet. Pair it with a white gold band for a reliable companion for any style. 
  • ZIR-015, 0.62 ct, measures 4.82 x 3.10 mm, the first light pink blush of a flower in spring is condensed into this heated circle cut zircon from Nigeria and precision cut by Jeffery Davies and Son. Let it bloom fully with a rose gold band and a prong setting.
  • ZIR-016, 0.42 ct, measures 4.20 x 2.70 mm, a delicate dew drop of a gem, this heated sweet pink tinted circle cut zircon from Nigeria and was precision cut by Jeffery Davies and Son. It'sa dainty damsel that wants nothing more than to be wrapped in a bezel setting.
  • ZIR-017, 0.51 ct, measures 4.50 x 2.88 mm, the slightest hint of pink tints this heated clear round cut zircon from Nigeria is precision cut by Jeffery Davies and Son. Bring out its warm rosy tones with a rose-gold band.
  • ZIR-018, 1.06 ct, measures 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 mm, a rich and dark iced tea colored heated zircon from Sri Lanka andcushion cut in Ratnapura, this zircon is here to bring you a fresh breeze on the dullest of day. A fun friend for life.
  • ZIR-019, 1.42 ct, measures 6.8 x 5.6 x 4.0 mm, a moody and introspective heated custom cut zircon from Sri Lanka and cut in Ratnapura, it wants you to take a deep breath and to take your time as you make massive life decisions.

Customer Reviews

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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!

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Becca (Oshawa, CA)
Beautiful ring. Outstanding experience.

I love my custom opal ring! I have been wanting to purchase something opal from Gardens in the Sun for several years now but was never able to. For my 30th birthday, my partner helped me realize that an opal ring from Gardens in the Sun would be the perfect gift to mark the occasion! It was an easy process to go through and when I had a concern about something I was seeing in the pictures, my concern was taken seriously right away. Once my ring was in the mail it made it to me faster than I thought it would! And when I opened the ring box I actually gasped! My ring is beautiful and I can't help but stare at it while the rainbow colours in the opal dance in the sun. It is the perfect thing to mark this new decade in my life. The packaging was also beautiful- I love the little paper rose inside! Thank you so much for all of the care that was put into getting this ring to me, from the silversmith, opal miners, customer service support and so on. I am very grateful.

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