Archive for September, 2012

art nouveau sapphire solitaire

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

14K art nouveau solitaire with sapphire

This ring was cast into 14K palladium white gold, which has a slightly deeper color than the more common 14K nickel white gold. (Some people have nickel sensitivities or allergies, in which case I use a palladium white gold alloy.) It’s super subtle, but I think the deeper color went awesomely with the blue stone. The sapphire is a gorgeous 5.5mm stone with a clear Ceylon-blue color. I love how it turned out.

More images after the jump… (more…)

tree – wave – mountain band

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Mammoth Mt wax carving

I’ve carved a few pictorial panorama rings with similar themes: tree, ocean, wave, shell, etc. It is a really fun ring to carve because I get to have so much real-estate! On this one, the client wanted to have his favorite mountain: Mammoth Mountain in CA. The finished piece was cast into Palladium.

Mammoth Mt. carved palladium band

More photos after the jump of the full panarama… (more…)

arabesque solitaire

Friday, September 21st, 2012

This was a custom engagement solitaire in 18K white gold with a ~1/3ct diamond. I carved a scrolling leafy/arabesque design and worked in initials of the bride and groom. At the bottom of the band is a pi symbol. More images after the jump! (more…)