Archive for 2017

tuscon gem show 2017

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Yet another Tucson gem show in the bag. I got a bunch of things. Some I needed for current projects, some I needed only to make my monkey brain happy.

The above is some giant beautiful emerald rough. It wasn’t for sale, but rather just for show (it would then be cut into the finished stones that were for sale).

aurochs_skeleton

There was also a lot of this! This is a large proto-cow. (Aurochs maybe?) I thought he had a nice expression on his face. He may have been a she though, and she might actually have been really pissed when she died. But her fossilized skull looks quite chipper. Funny how that works.

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sailboat wedding bands

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Hand-carved sailboat wedding bands

Sailboat wedding bands for a racing couple out of Texas. 14K gold. And more images after the click: (more…)

ouroboros & pacific NW wedding bands

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Hand-carved ouroboros + Pacific NW wedding bands, platinum

A hand-carved ouroboros wedding band for him, and for her, a Pacific Northwest forest band with trilliums, ferns, and one teeny little snake peeking out. Platinum 950.

Hand-carved ouroboros + Pacific NW wedding bands, platinum

She was generally less interested in having a giant snake around her finger, but they wanted a hint of continuity between the two bands, so the little snake amongst the foliage was the answer. Of course, I am always happy to carve a snake on a ring, whenever needed.

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rose-cut diamond rosy solitaire

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Hand-carved rose solitaire with rose-cut diamond, 18K

My Rosy Solitaire in 18K yellow gold with a ~6mm rose-cut diamond!

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wild rose heart solitaire

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Hand-carved wild rose solitaire with heart diamond, rose gold

I was initially freaked by the heart-shaped diamond, as I’m unused to designing for non-round-ish stones, but it turned out far easier to accommodate a heart than I thought. I think this ring turned out awesomely, and now I’m a heart convert.

Hand-carved wild rose solitaire with heart diamond, rose gold

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