Archive for September, 2011

blooming rose solitaire

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Carved blooming rose solitaire - diamond and 14K white gold

14K white gold, 1/3 carat diamond set into a blooming rose. Pretty pretty!!

Carved blooming rose solitaire - diamond and 14K white gold

Carved blooming rose solitaire - diamond and 14K white gold

Carved blooming rose solitaire - diamond and 14K white gold

Carved blooming rose solitaire - diamond and 14K white gold

katherine and caleb’s white oak bands

Monday, September 5th, 2011

18K Carved Oak Leaf Wedding Bands

18K gold wedding bands carved with oak leaves and acorn clusters.

Katherine’s husband is a botanist and the two of them have a particular fondness for white oak trees. I designed this set of wedding bands with three leaf/acorn clusters wrapped around the band. Each time I carve a new ring, it is my new favorite, and these rings are no exception. I think they turned out beautifully.

18K Carved Oak Leaf Wedding Bands

18K Carved Oak Leaf Wedding Bands

And some wax images..

carved oak leaf wedding band - hers

carved oak leaf wedding band - his

carved oak leaf wedding bands

hand-carved oak leaf bands, 18K gold

adnan & jeet’s lunar landscape rings

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Lunar/Moon landscape rings in Pd and rose gold

South Central Highlands Moon

Lunar landscape rings. I carved a scale version of the moon’s South Central Highlands (craters Ptolomaeus to Clavius, roughly) onto a pair of wedding bands. His is palladium 950 and hers is rose gold with a tiny pink champagne-colored diamond set into a cute little crater called “Hell.”

To behold the mildly embarrassing geekery that preceded these rings (and see a zillion more photos), please read the rest of the story… (more…)