Broke the blog when updating WordPress! That’s why everything is kind of weird in here.. Anyway, hopefully I’ll get it sorted back out and looking pretty again soon.
We started with a dragonfly and morning glory motif for this gorgeous blue sapphire. Then this was whittled down to only dragonflies because the two motifs together were feeling a bit cumbersome somehow.. But then I was thinking about what to carve along the elongated body of the insect, and going back to the morning glory motif ended up being perfect. Lends a bit of additional fairytale whimsy to the design.
Sapphire, diamonds, 18K yellow gold.Continue reading
This was a re-design for a perfect oval diamond. White oak leaves with a pair of acorns on one side. 18K white gold.Continue reading
This sweet little ouroboros ring was designed around a lovely antique champagne diamond that had a lot of character and sentimental value. 14K rose gold.Continue reading
An Oak leaves & Acorns design for this giant hunk of moonstone. I love how this ring turned out! 18K with a pair of diamonds at the sides of the bezel.Continue reading
This is a new, larger iteration of a design I did a while back, but with a larger stone. The diamond here measures 1.65ct (~7.3mm) and I scaled up the snake to fit. I love this ring!Continue reading
Cats actually are quite hard for me to carve, for some reason. I decided to give this Sphinx cat a go because they are so interesting looking and I thought all the wrinkles would be fun. I also was experimenting with the two-tone, 18K yellow gold & 14K white gold, something I don’t do very often. The clasp has an Australian opal and the clasp loop has a pair of little diamonds as well.Continue reading
Songbirds & Forget-me-nots! I tried to keep a lighter and lacy feel to a ring that was actually quite large and I think it worked out really nicely. Birds are fun to carve. 18K, diamonds & citrines.Continue reading
I made a sketch a while back that I knew I had to create, and then I spent much of last year’s Tucson Gem Show on the hunt for thee perfect stone for it. I think I found it in this fantastic bluish green elongated tourmaline.
5.79ct tourmaline, and .12ct diamond. 18K yellow gold.Continue reading
This is a custom Oak Leaves & Acorns band I carved with just a little larger of a scale than I normally do. The ring is 9mm wide, and the larger format gave me a lot of room for detail. This was cast into 19K rose gold.Continue reading