Archive for January, 2016

ginkgo branch band

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

14K white gold ginkgo branch band

This was a delicate little branch wedding band made to snug up against my Scattered Ginkgo & Diamonds Ring. Because the recipient was not intending to solder the two rings together (thus keeping them perfectly lined up always), I made sure that the band would work when it was not lined up in its spot. It has a breezier, lacier look when unaligned, and looks to be a part of the original ring when fit together.

More pics after the click: (more…)

coiled snake pearl drop pendant

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Coiled Snake + South Sea Pearl Pendant - 18K yellow gold

Snakes on a pearl! And I’m not done with the snakes yet… This little guy is shown here in 18K yellow gold with an awesome humongous silvery South Sea semi-baroque pearl drop. The coiled snake pendant pearl cup will be offered in the Etsy shop, and I have a bunch of cool baroques and semi-baroques to choose from.

Coiled Snake + South Sea Pearl Pendant - 18K yellow gold

More pics after the link: (more…)

alligator ring

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

This is definitely one of the more unique pieces I’ve made recently, combining unusual design motifs (two alligators holding a center stone in their mouths + lettering) with multiple stones. The client specifically was after a rough-hewn medieval look.

As it turns out, I’m not super good at rough-hewn (too much of a perfectionist) in that I can’t bring myself to leave hammer marks in from stone setting, or make my carvings look primitive, or whatever it is I felt might make a piece look very old. What I could do was fake it a little by arranging more prominent carve marks here and there, and the choice of 18K royal yellow gold was perfect, especially with a little patina here and there to make details more prominent. I absolutely love how this ring finished out. My alligators turned out rad!

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

The diamond and the two belly rubies were old family stones with sentimental value, and we added a new third ruby to sit above the diamond.

18K carved alligator band with rubies and diamonds

The back of the ring had the Latin “FIDEM” inscribed in.

Many more after the jump… (more…)

arabesque eternity band II

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Arabesque eternity band in 18K rose gold with golden-orangey diamonds

Delicate eternity band in 18K rose gold (which has such a lovely peachy hue to it). I have it set with a handful of little colored diamonds ranging from champagne to golden yellow, yellowish orange, reddish brown. The entire band is warm and wonderful.

Arabesque eternity band in 18K rose gold with golden-orangey diamonds

The band is a classic 18K white gold band, which has a slightly warmer hue than the 14K white alloy. (A couple more photos after the link… (more…)

gold leaves earrings

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

18K and black rose-cut diamond leaf earrings

I don’t do earrings very often and I don’t know why not. Possibly because I rarely wear them myself these days, which is amusing since I have something like seven closed-up ear piercings from back in the day. At any rate, I was excited at the chance to create a pair of ear studs using a pair of gorgeous rose-cut black diamonds encircled by a handful of carved leaves. The metal is 18K yellow gold, which I think is the perfect choice to combine with a glittery jet-black diamond. Pretty pretty!!

18K and black rose-cut diamond leaf earrings