theft? flattery?

February 11th, 2021
Cheap knock-off of my custom design, side-by-side.
Ten points if you can guess which one of these is the one I made…

One of my customers sent me a note recently letting me know she saw my ring on an online Chinese marketplace, so I did an image search, and sure enough, there it was! On several sites! (Many of which I’d never even heard of.) In fact, eBay alone had over 20 different listings for my ring.

Of course, I did what any outraged artist would do when she discovers that not only did someone blatantly rip off her design and go big with it, but they were also using all my own photos of my custom ring to sell it: I ordered one.

(Click through to read what happened next..)

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peony + phoenix solitaire

February 3rd, 2021
Custom designed & carved Phoenix & Peony Solitaire, 14K yellow gold

Phoenix & Peony solitaire in 14K gold.

Custom designed & carved Phoenix & Peony Solitaire, 14K yellow gold
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ginkgo solitaire

January 31st, 2021
Custom designed & hand-carved Ginkgo Solitaire with 2ct stone, 18K white gold.

Ginkgo leaves solitaire based on a design I did several years ago, with a straight-edged border and openwork. 18K white gold.

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mother and baby portrait

January 29th, 2021
Hand carved mother & baby portrait, 14K yellow gold pendant.

Portrait pendant of St. Gianna & baby, 14K gold.

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peach blossom solitaire

January 28th, 2021
Custom designed & hand-carved Peach Blossom Solitaire bezel set with 1.39ct antique Old Mine Cut diamond, 19K rose gold.

Peach blossom motif solitaire designed around this amazing Old Mine Cut 1.39ct diamond. Flanked with two additional 2.5mm rose-cuts on either side. Designed with an open bezel to allow more light into the stone and so you can peek at that lovely pavilion:

Custom designed & hand-carved Peach Blossom Solitaire bezel set with 1.39ct antique Old Mine Cut diamond, 19K rose gold.
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kelp motif tourmaline pendant

January 27th, 2021
Custom designed & carved Kelp motif pendant set with triangular 2ct blue-green tourmaline

Flowy kelp-motif pendant designed around this gorgeous blue-green triangular-cut tourmaline.

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emerald cut lily solitaire

January 26th, 2021
Custom-designed & hand-carved solitaire with 1ct emerald cut diamond. Lily flower, leaves, bulb motif.

This was a re-do of a wedding solitaire: I removed this 1ct emerald-cut diamond from its original setting, and designed a new one around it. The motif is lilies + leaves framing the stone, bulbs and roots entwined across the base of the band, all very three-dimensional and sculptural in styling. Little 2mm Old European Cut diamonds are set in the centers of the blooms.

Custom-designed & hand-carved solitaire with 1ct emerald cut diamond. Lily flower, leaves, bulb motif.

The bezel sides are open so you can get a peek of the diamond pavilion, and also to let a little additional light into the stone. Very happy with how the ring turned out.

More pics after the click:

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ruby honeysuckle & songbird ring

October 8th, 2020
Custom designed & hand carved honeysuckle & bird motif solitaire, cabochon ruby pear, 18K yellow gold

Hello, delicious jellybean! I mean, ruby! Custom-designed Honeysuckle and Songbird motif solitaire in 18K gold.

Custom designed & hand carved honeysuckle & bird motif solitaire, cabochon ruby pear, 18K yellow gold
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OEC sakura blossom solitaire

October 6th, 2020
Custom hand-carved Sakura Blossom Solitaire w/1ct OEC, rose gold

Sweet custom solitaire with sakura blossoms, 14K rose gold. Stone is a 6.5mm Old European cut moissanite! Cut proportions are nice; I’m a sucker for those tall crowns 🙂

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poppy motif wedding bands

September 16th, 2020
Hand-carved Poppy wedding band + Classic band with nuthatch/bird carved intaglio inside, 18K yellow gold

I love this poppy ring: three sets of poppy blooms + feathery leaves around the band, just a little bit of openwork, a ~6mm width. This one has been paired with a classic polished band, but with a little something-something carved on the inside..

Hand-carved classic 18K wedding band with intaglio nuthatch bird carved inside

We Portlandians are famous for putting birds on all our handmade crafts, and I do my best to uphold this mighty tradition: a teensy intaglio nuthatch on the inside of this wedding band.

The poppy band is one I do make custom to order/fit. Please send me an email if interested: cheyenneweil@gmail.com.

Both bands hand carved, and cast into 18K yellow gold. More photos below!

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