Welcome to the “Staghead Mine”! The mine is home to our hand-selected collection of ethically sourced, extremely unique, and rare gemstones. These stones were curated because they cannot be found anywhere else and possess outstanding qualities that deserve to be highlighted by truly custom rings!
Start With Your Stone!
Purchasing a stone from the mine will reserve it for you, allowing you to design the ring of your dreams around a unique stone and create a truly meaningful symbol of your love!
Shortly after purchasing, you will be emailed by one of our custom ring designers to get started on the design of your custom engagement ring. Once you have finalized your design, please note that custom commissioned rings always have the possibility of taking longer than our standard 8-week lead time. Designing and bringing a new design to life takes extra time and care to ensure the durability and quality of your custom piece.
"Karen" - 3.14ct (8.62x7.11x5.38mm) Emerald-Cut Lotus Garnet
This Lotus Garnet is "Karen," a fantastic emerald-cut garnet unearthed in the Mahenge region of north Tanzania. This type of Garnet was only recently discovered in just 2015. Lotus Garnets are best viewed in sunlight and have a slight red fluorescence which can give the appearance of color change. This emerald-cut shape reflects the light beautifully and has an almost rainbow fluorescence. The combination of the light pink and the alluring cut make this gem a perfect find!
Garnet ranks 7-7.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale and has fair to good durability. To further learn about garnets and additional stone information, click here.
This stone is photographed in professional studio lighting that mimics natural sunlight of 5500 degrees kelvin and videoed outdoors the same.
For care and cleaning, we strongly recommend using soapy water and a soft brush as the safest way to clean your jewelry, avoiding ultrasonic and steam cleaners. We also suggest avoiding extreme heat as it has the potential to harm the color variation of your stone. To be safe, remove your jewelry while enjoying a soak in the hot tub or steam in the sauna! You will also want to avoid strong household chemicals and cleaners such as bleach.
**We do not reserve stones for any customer expressing interest in a particular stone. You must complete the purchase of the stone to save and reserve it for yourself! For liability reasons, we will require a signature confirmation upon delivery of your custom ring regardless of the shipping option you select at checkout.**
**Please note that when purchasing a stone, we do not send just the stone itself. In purchasing a Mine Stone, you are reserving that stone in order to work with one of our custom designers to build the perfect ring for your stone! We are artists, not stone dealers, and our passion is working alongside our clients in designing unique and beautiful rings. We love nothing more than seeing custom rings completed and a client's dreams realized!**