Archive for February, 2020

mountains solitaire

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved Mt. Hood & Mt. St. Helens solitaire, set with pink sapphire, 14K white gold

This was a custom solitaire made for a woman from the Portland area, but who would be moving away to be with her new fiance. We decided to carve a Mt. Hood on one side, and Mt. St. Helens on the other (two prominent mountains you can see from the city here). The stone is a really pretty, very slightly peachy pink sapphire. 14K white gold.

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wedding ring redux: snake!

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved Snake Eternity Band, 14K white gold, diamonds, ruby

This was a commission to re-vamp an older 5-stone wedding ring. It’s no fun to have a great set of stones in a design that you don’t care for, so I removed the stones from the original setting, then designed something a little more exciting for them. 14K white gold, diamonds & a little ruby eye.

I quite love how this turned out.

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emerald + laurel motif ring

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved Laurel motif Emerald Solitaire in 18K gold

This was a custom piece carved for this pretty forest-green emerald my client sent me. Laurel/Bay leaves & berries. Nice tapered shape. 18K yellow gold.

Custom designed & hand-carved Laurel motif Emerald Solitaire in 18K gold
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jade frog pendant

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
Custom designed & carved Jade Frog Pendant, 14K palladium white gold

This was a custom re-design for a cool bright green jade piece my client sent me. It was to be remade into a pendant for his daughter, who was about to graduate from college.

Custom designed & carved Jade Frog Pendant, 14K palladium white gold

I carved a little tree frog on the backside. She can decide if she’s feeling jade-ish, or frog-ish, and flip the necklace accordingly.

14K palladium white gold, jade, and a platinum chain.

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pair of wedding solitaires

Monday, February 24th, 2020
Hand-carved geometric platinum solitaires 1.25ct diamonds

Flipping gorgeous pair of 1.25ct diamonds set in platinum. Off to a very lovely couple.

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forest of trees band

Monday, February 24th, 2020
Hand-carved Forest of Trees Band, 14K white gold

Forest of Trees wedding band, 14K white gold.

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hand-carved gold clasp + baroque tahitians

Monday, February 24th, 2020
Baroque Tahitian pearls with hand-carved custom hook clasp, 14K gold

Hand-carved hook clasp for some colorful baroque Tahitian pearls.

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peachy garnet + ginkgo wedding bands

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
Hand-carved Ginkgo Wedding Bands, 14K rose gold set with peachy garnet & diamonds

This is a pretty great combination: peach-colored garnet set in rose gold. Ginkgo Wedding Band + Scattered Ginkgo & Diamonds Ring.

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squid wedding bands

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
Custom and hand-carved Squid Wedding Bands, 18K gold

I modified my squid band slightly to include a nautilus shell to match with a ring I made a few years back. I also made her a new accompanying band with a squid tentacle and little yellow diamond.

Custom and hand-carved Squid Wedding Bands, 18K gold

Her band also fits easily inside of his band! It’s so cute when this happens.

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lotus solitaire

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved Art Deco Lotus 1ct Solitaire in 18K

This solitaire was inspired by art deco and old Egyptian motifs. 18K gold and set with a ‘Hearts & Arrows’ cut 1-carat moissanite (the specific proportion variances of this cut versus the standard brilliant make a difference in a very good way).

It turned out pretty much perfect.

Custom designed & hand-carved Art Deco Lotus 1ct Solitaire in 18K

See what I mean?

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