Archive for March, 2012

mabe pearl solitaire

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Carved leaf motif; 18K and mabe pearl solitaire

I’m so happy with how this ring turned out. This one was made using 18K white gold and showcases a 9mm mabe pearl.

Carved leaf motif; 18K and mabe pearl solitaire

As usual, I took a LOT of photos… (more…)

peacock ring all dressed up

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Peacock ring with half carat diamond, sapphires and emeralds

This ring is something of a collaboration between Kenn Kushner (a jeweler out of Syracuse, NY) and me. I tailored my peacock ring with a half carat bezel on top, made the ring in 18K white gold, then sent it to Kenn to adorn with with the sparkly stuff for his client. He set the 1/2 carat diamond in the top, then channel-set some bright little sapphires and emeralds in the feather barbs.

Needless to say, I’m totally impressed. It looks spectacular!

sneak peek

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

18K snake ring underside

Just a quick sneak peek a new piece I’m working on for me for the shop. (This is the bottom of the ring.) I am still waiting to buy the stone for it; I am thinking a ruby would be suitable. The red color with the 18K gold seems to work really well.

giant kelp ring

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Hand-carved giant kelp ring; 14K white gold

I carved this for an awesome friend of mine who is a marine biologist. She and her husband have spent a lot of time in and around the ocean (we actually met them while traveling on sailboats in Mexico) and the giant kelp forest was pretty much perfect to adapt to a ring motif. [14K white gold]

Giant kelp forest photo by Tobias Bernhard

Giant kelp forest photo by Dave Fleetham

Many more photos after the break… (more…)