Be like the trees, the moon, the neon colored beetles in the dirt. Live knowingly. Trust that every moment, you change a little, grow a little, even if unnoticed. Until one day, looking back, the magnificent explosion that is your life takes your breath away.
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The eye catcher of this ring is an oval diamond from South Kalimantan, Indonesia. The oval diamond weighs a third of a carat and has been cut by hand in Martapura, South Kalimantan. The diamond is mostly clear with some small inclusions, it could be called a very light salt and pepper diamond, although it's a lot less included than most. The cut is slightly irregular and has a lot of character. A beautiful stone if you're into antique diamonds.
According to the accompanying diamond certificate:
The ethical diamond has been securely set in 18 karat gold. This gold was responsibly mined by indigenous Dayak women in Central Kalimantan, who receive a 20% premium for their gold (as compared to the national gold price at the time) in exchange for using low impact techniques that are free of mercury and cyanide.
We only get small batches of this gold, because traditional gold panning means they only get very small particles of gold, which combines into less than a gram a day. Your ring is a true labor of love.
Would make a wonderful ethical engagement ring or wedding band for the couple who cares about responsible sourcing and where the materials came from. After all, a ring that's supposed to symbolize your love should leave you feeling empowered and guilt-free.
Thanks so much! Amazing communication throughout the process. And worked with us perfectly to get exactly what we wanted.
Thanks so much!!!
I proposed to me girlfriend (now fiancé!) this last weekend and she absolutely LOVED the ring. It was everything she was hoping for and more! Gardens of the Sun has been the best choice every step of the way. They made us feel personally valued and loved from the very beginning and gave us an absolutely beautiful diamond ring!
Dearest Gardens of the Sun team,
Wow. I do not have the words.. but I’m going to try my hardest to write something anyway.
I love the rings so much. The opal is even more gorgeous than I hoped. I love how there’s a whole world hidden within. There’s a bit of host rock still showing through which makes it so unique. It’s perfectly imperfect. The pictures really did not do it justice😍🥰 the colors are amazing! One moment it’s pale milky green, another it’s blue with streaks of purple, orange and green.
Together with the nesting band it really is the most stunning set. Thank you so so much. I’m going to treasure them forever. Sending all my love and gratitude to your entire team. I’ve really enjoyed the entire process and everyone is so nice and helpful. The best!
From the time I excitedly stumbled across Gardens of the Sun to the time I received my incredible little package in the post, I have loved exploring the beautifully unique pieces of art on their website, talking with Miri and Tessa over email about the incredible ethics and workplace values of this business, and spending a long time carefully designing my ring with the help of the girls... and I can not fault any of the process. I am so so happy with my custom, oval, dark brown/ salt-and-pepper, Bornean diamond in ethical rose gold, even with the beautiful engraving of ‘mo leannan’ meaning ‘my love’ in Gaelic (my husband is Scottish and wanted to buy me a new engagement ring)... all my friends are now asking their partners for new engagement rings too! ;)
I love everything GS stands for, they inspire me to dream bigger and beyond the making money part of business, involve local community, care for the environment, and focus on the uniqueness of everything you create.
This process has been more than a purchase, it’s been a life lesson, with an incredible show-stopper of a ring to remind me of it everyday!
Thank you to everyone at GS for all your help, thank you to all the miners in South Kalimantan for your careful work to ethically source these pieces, and thank you to the Creator of the land for allowing these carbon formations to take place, producing all the impurities which make beautiful salt-and-pepper diamonds :)