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This listing is for a single stacking ring, built with your choice of specimen. The listing shows a number of these rings in order to give you an idea of how they can appear- this listing is for one ring only.


The rings in the first two photos have been sold. They are used to give you an idea of how your little custom ring will appear. The second photo shows a raw diamond ring- these are in a different listing, here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67789946/rough-diamond-stacker-ring-in-sterling

For reference, the crystals in the first ring are a ruby corundum, green tourmaline, sky blue apatite, glistening pink rhodochrosite, and tangerine aura quartz. The second photo shows pale green tourmaline, red spinel, then next door there is a diamond crystal, a garnet, and a pink tourmaline.

These rings are built for you, using the specimen of your choice. Each specimen has been carefully chosen for colour, form, and size.

Please see the bottom three photos in this listing for examples of the types of specimens you may choose from. These specimens range in size from 4-7mm. If you have a specific size request, please let me know. If you do not state a preference, I will choose the loveliest of the bunch for your ring.

I have many other specimens in my studio, so if you want something you don't see listed here, chances are I have it- just ask. For example, I have opaque, bubblegum pink rhodochrosite, pyrite, gorgeous fire agate, honey yellow citrine, pale lavender amethyst, lemon yellow citrine, clear quartz, dark gray quartz, pink rose quartz, pink kunzite, blue tourmaline... the list goes on. I also have dark purple amethyst, and green tourmaline.

The crystals are firmly embedded in a fine silver bezel using jeweler's epoxy.

The ring band is sterling silver, and is around 2mm across. The inside of the band is polished to a high shine, and the exterior, along with the bezel, has been brushed to an organic matte lustre finish using a rotary steel brush. If you would like your ring band to have a hammered finish, please let me know, and I can do so at no additional cost.

I can build you rings out of a low-domed wire, so the bands have a rounded profile. Or, I can use a flat-profile wire, so they have a flat surface. The rings shown in this listing are made from a low-domed wire, but anything is possible.

For ease of ordering, please feel free to copy and paste the below information into the 'notes to seller' box that comes up during the check-out process:

Specimen choice:
Specimen size:
Ring Size:
Ring finish (matte, high polish, or hammered):
Wire choice (flat or rounded):

As this is a custom, made-to-order piece, please check my shop announcement (under the 'Specimental' banner) for my current production time.

GOLD: Please get in touch for an estimate on having your stacker rings made in 10k gold, either white or yellow. I can also do rose gold, but as it this metal is custom-milled, it is at a premium price.Shipping- please read: These ship with Air Mail Small Package, unless otherwise requested by you. This method has no tracking number, and a 4-10 business day (estimated, not guaranteed) travel time from Canada to the USA. If you would like a tracking number, or a faster shipping method (anywhere from three business days to overnight), please get in touch for an estimate prior to purchasing.

Frequently asked questions about Specimental

I am always open to hearing your design ideas. Please contact me through the shop, or at treloar@telus.net to discuss design possibilities.
If you are unsure of your ring size, the best way to be sized accurately is by visiting two commercial jewelers. Please ensure they size you using their thin sizing tools- not the wide band sizing tools, nor by having you try on rings from their display.

If any questions arise around being properly sized, I am always happy to help- contact me through the shop, or at treloar@telus.net
All of my pieces come ready to present as gifts, in attractive foil stamped jewelry boxes, enclosed in a lovely Chinese faux silk gift bag.

If the person for whom you are purchasing the piece shares your address, please be aware of the following: International export law dictates that the detailed contents of packages, and their value, be clearly marked on the outside of the package. This means that if they see the package before you do, they can easily tell what they are being gifted with.

I am happy to ship to your workplace, a friend, or a relative, when secrecy is necessary. The very best option is to have your package held for you at your closest Fed Ex store- if you are unsure of its location, I'm happy to help.
Our hands are busy objects, and any ring worn on a finger can become accidentally damaged. All rings need regular maintenance. Make sure you are buying your raw diamond ring from a jeweler with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure your stone stays put. Ask them about their warranty and their repair/upkeep policy. Look at how frequently they work with raw diamonds, and assess whether they have the technical experience to create a ring that will last your lifetime.
I stand behind each piece of jewellery I make. If something goes wrong with your ring, at any time- you slam your finger in a drawer and crush the band, you break a prong, you smash and crack your stone- you can count on me to support you with the repair.
My gold is all recycled- the metal plant I purchase it from has been in business for over 100 years. They smelt their metals to the highest environmental standards, to cause the least impact on the environment. They do not deal with newly mined metals, as these metals cause much greater destruction to the environment.

There is no visible difference between recycled metals and newly-mined metals. There is also no difference as far as the karat of the metals go- 18k recycled gold is exactly the same in constitution as 18k newly mined gold. The vast majority of my clients prefer their metals recycled, as environmental impact is of concern when choosing the perfect piece of jewelry.
I can use your heirloom stones in a new design. The stones must be pulled from their settings and checked for stability by a professional jeweler prior to shipping them to me. I cannot recycle your gold. I am not set up to smelt gold in the studio, so am not able to melt down your old gold pieces for you.
My current production times are listed in my shop announcement. If you need something more quickly, please get in touch via the shop, or at treloar@telus.net

Depending upon my work and family schedule, I am happy to accommodate your rush orders. There is no additional charge for a rush order. However, please do get in touch prior to ordering to discuss your deadline with me.
Yes! All of my pieces are completely hand fabricated in the studio by me, from raw materials. I am able to create any of my designs with any stone, in any composition. In short, you can have your ring absolutely any way you like it. Contact me through the shop, or via treloar@telus.net to get the discussion around your perfect piece of jewelry started.
A raw diamond is an exceptionally difficult stone to set properly. Their unique shape means that a custom setting needs to be fabricated for each and every stone. The way in which the setting is closed around the diamond must be approached in a very particular fashion.

I began setting these stones into my rings in 2009, when only a small handful of jewelers were working with this type of stone. As the appeal of raw diamonds has exploded, countless numbers of jewelers are now incorporating them into their designs. I have set thousands of raw diamonds into my pieces since then. Please check out my client feedback, as a testament to my workmanship and design skills: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Specimental?ref=hdr_shop_menu#reviews

Specimen Crystal Stacker Ring- Choose Your Crystal


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: crystal, fine silver, sterling silver, jewelers epoxy
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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