Archive for April, 2012

ginkgo eternity rings

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

14K white gold ginkgo ring with green diamond

Just some images of my standard ginkgo band with some added stones. This is a little green diamond; 14K white gold.

14K ginkgo ring with fancy color sapphires

This is another I did using fancy color sapphires (and one green diamond) in 14K yellow gold. More photos after the jump..

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susie’s cyclamen pendant

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Art nouveau pendant - 18K

18K yellow gold art nouveau-style pendant with cyclamen motif. This is a pendant riff off a ring I did a while back:

Art nouveau ring - 18K

Art nouveau pendant - 18K

The original design sketch. I ended up making two of these: this one-of-a-kind version for a client, and a second version with a different flower style that I will develop ultimately as a piece for the shop.

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daniel & alicia’s storybook bands

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Carved storybook wedding bands - Platinum

These wedding bands tell the story of a relationship. Daniel & Alicia chose a number of themes and motifs that were personal and significant to them, I made a million sketches, and when we finally got the design nailed down, I began to carve.

The rings were ultimately cast into platinum (Pt950/PtRu). His is 6mm width and hers, 4mm.

Carved storybook wedding bands - Platinum

A pair of parrot feathers.

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morning glory ring

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

Ring carved with morning glory motif. I went very three-dimensional here—kind of a Rivendell vibe. 14K palladium white gold, lavender sapphire and diamond.

Morning glory ring, purple sapphire, diamond, 14K Palladium white gold

I don’t often use the palladium white gold alloys (14K or 18K palladium white gold); it amazes me how every alloy is different from one another. The color of the 14KPd white is deeper—steelier even—than the standard 14K alloy I normally use (nickel alloy). I feel like it also takes a more intense polish than the 14K nickel white, but maybe it is an illusion of the darker color.

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