Archive for the ‘New work’ Category

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

SO YELLOW!!

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 (cheyenneweil@gmail.com) 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…)

orchid ring

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Hand-carved orchid ring in rose gold

I finally got to make an orchid ring! I’m surprised it didn’t happen sooner. Here I carved a sprig of phalaenopsis across the top, 14K rose gold.

Hand-carved orchid ring in rose gold

I have a ton more photos after the click: (more…)

morning glory band III

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Hand-carved morning glory ring, rose gold

Hand-carved morning glory tapered band, this time a little wider than before at around 12mm width up top. It is cast into 14K rose gold and set with little purplish-pink diamond accents.

Hand-carved morning glory ring, rose gold

I love how this ring turned out.

More photos after the click: (more…)

tentacled earrings

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Hand-carved tentacle earrings with crazy huge baroque Tahitian pearls

A pair of 18K white gold tentacled drop earrings holding a pair of insane Tahitian baroque pearls. More pics below: (more…)

double twisted snakes solitaire

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Hand-carved snake solitaire with sapphire

Hooray for more snake rings! This was a fun one: two snakes in white gold flanking a center Montana cabochon sapphire. The stone was clear with a pale lavender tinge and a flash of orange across it; very unique. Two very small 1mm diamonds are set in the eyes of the snakes. I think I need to start making larger snakes because 1mm is not my flush-setting comfort zone…

Hand-carved snake solitaire with sapphire

I carved in scale texture for one of the snake’s bodies and left the other smooth for contrast.

More pics after the click: (more…)

lilac ring

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Hand-carved lilac ring with purple sapphire and pale green diamonds, 14K rose gold

Lilacs in rose gold! The center stone is a lovely heart-shaped lilac sapphire, and the smaller guys are little light green diamonds.

Hand-carved lilac ring with purple sapphire and pale green diamonds, 14K rose gold

More images after the click: (more…)

mermaid ring II

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Hand-carved mermaid ring in 14K gold + diamonds

Mermaid ring revisited! This time the ring is a bit more organic and free-form in styling. She’s also in my Etsy shop as a customizable piece: choose your metal + stones & I’ll make you one in your size.

Lots more photos around the band after the click: (more…)