Archive for February, 2021

theft? flattery?

Thursday, February 11th, 2021
Cheap knock-off of my custom design, side-by-side.
Ten points if you can guess which one of these is the one I made…

One of my customers sent me a note recently letting me know she saw my ring on an online Chinese marketplace, so I did an image search, and sure enough, there it was! On several sites! (Many of which I’d never even heard of.) In fact, eBay alone had over 20 different listings for my ring.

Of course, I did what any outraged artist would do when she discovers that not only did someone blatantly rip off her design and go big with it, but they were also using all my own photos of my custom ring to sell it: I ordered one.

(Click through to read what happened next..)

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peony + phoenix solitaire

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
Custom designed & carved Phoenix & Peony Solitaire, 14K yellow gold

Phoenix & Peony solitaire in 14K gold.

Custom designed & carved Phoenix & Peony Solitaire, 14K yellow gold
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