Archive for January, 2012

ginkgo solitaire

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Carved ginkgo leaf and diamond solitaire, 18K white gold

Finally: a new piece to show off! Carved tapered solitaire with scattered ginkgo leaves in 18K white gold. The stone is a 6mm family diamond sent to me by the client.

The ring is a slight departure from my usual fare in that it has a very clean, symmetrical outline, but with a very organic pattern of ginkgo leaves arranged across the top. I’m very happy with how it turned out.

I took a ton of photos of the ring; click through to see them all!


hello again!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Oh hello there! I’m still here. I got slammed with Christmas orders (why I thought this would not be no big whoop, I have no idea) and then once I finished and shipped everything, I spent a month stumbling around with my eyes glazed over.

I have some new custom pieces I made, which I’m very excited to show everyone. I just have to wait for the recipients to get them so I can post pics.

In the meantime, here’s one that is not necessarily a new design, but used a very unique natural color peachy-pink rose-cut diamond. Quite loverly!

18K pink rose-cut diamond set in carved rose solitaire

Man. Nothing beats the color of 18K yellow gold. I always thought I was more of a white gold person but lately I find myself loading up on the 18K yellow.

And actually, here is another version of this same ring I did using rose gold and a gorgeous 1 carat stone:

Carved rose solitaire - rose gold - 1ct

1 carat carved rose solitaire in rose gold

I wonder how this ring would look using a huge champagne-colored diamond…