Archive for September, 2018

24K wedding band

Friday, September 21st, 2018

24K wide wedding band

This is a simple brushed wedding band made from straight-up 24K gold.

24K wide wedding band


swan ring

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Custom-carved Swan ring, 18K + gray rose-cut diamonds

Epic Preening Swans ring! 18K gold with a bit over 5 carats of steely gray rose-cut diamonds. Hard to tell in my still photos, but rose-cut diamonds like these are total glitter-bombs.

Custom-carved Swan ring, 18K + gray rose-cut diamonds

I took about a billion photos of this one, including a bunch of it as I carved. Click the extended link for the full montage: (more…)

antique reproduction collaboration

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Double-snake solitaire, rose cut diamond

This ring is the result of a collaboration with the lovely Shan Adams! The design is a reproduction of an antique Victorian double-snake ring, and the one pictured is the first we made using a client’s gorgeous rose-cut diamond. I carved the shank part of the ring & Shan, who specializes in Georgian-style cut-down collet settings, does the mounting.

Double-snake solitaire, rose cut diamond

We can make these custom with your choice of stone & metal; just send me an email ( and I’ll get you the details.

More pics after the click! (more…)

cushion geometric solitaire

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

2ct Cushion custom geometric solitaire

Custom geometric solitaire carved for this fat 2+ carat cushion (7.5mm diameter roughly). Palladium 950.

2ct Cushion custom geometric solitaire

Everything went really well when making this ring: I feel like my carving turned out very precisely, the casting went perfectly, finishing went very well (I finally found some new polishing stuff that works WAY better with palladium that the compounds I was using previously—more steps, but less tedium and burned fingers!), I was a little stressed about setting such a large non-round stone, but even that went extremely smoothly. My client was a total sweetheart too!

I’d say I was just damned happy with pretty much everything about this ring! Many more pics after the click: (more…)