Archive for the ‘New work’ Category

custom peacock feather + antique-cut pear diamond

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
Custom-designed & hand-carved peacock feather ring with an antique pear diamond, 18K gold

Frippin’ gorgeous little cape antique pear diamond set in a peacock feather ring designed just for it. 18K yellow gold.

Custom-designed & hand-carved peacock feather ring with an antique pear diamond, 18K gold

The diamond has a very pale yellow color, which made for an overall warm glowy gold ring. Nice tall crown on this little guy too. I’m such a sucker for high crowns 🙂 Many more pics after the click:

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sunstone + snake cocktail ring

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
Hand-carved Snake Cocktail Ring with sunstone & OEC diamond, rose gold

New Snake Cocktail Ring to add to my family, this time with a lovely shiller-y sunstone, Old European cut diamond accent, and rose gold. I hadn’t done a sunstone before, and I’m liking it!

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intaglio signet-style ring

Monday, June 17th, 2019
Hand-carved chickadee & apple blossom signet-style ring in 18K gold

Custom designed & hand-carved signet-style ring in 18K. Chickadee & apple blossoms motif, brushed finish & bright carved-out areas. This one is quite different than most rings I make and so was a very interesting one to try. Super happy with the result!

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asclepius + caduceus solitaire

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Custom hand-carved Rod of Asclepius & Caduceus & Oak & Acorn insignia Solitaire with Montana Sapphire, 14K

This is a ring I made for a Navy doctor stationed abroad. The design is a Rod of Asclepius on one side, a Caduceus on the other side, and on the bottom, an intaglio-carved oak leaf & acorn, the Navy Medical Corps insignia.

Custom hand-carved Rod of Asclepius & Caduceus & Oak & Acorn insignia Solitaire with Montana Sapphire, 14K

This leaf & acorn might be my favorite part of the ring!

Custom hand-carved Rod of Asclepius & Caduceus & Oak & Acorn insignia Solitaire with Montana Sapphire, 14K

Okay.. maybe it’s the stone. It’s an untreated Montana Sapphire that is a lovely teal blue in the outside light, but a cool green in indoor lighting. The cut is a unique angular cushion that I really liked.

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nautilus shell earrings

Friday, May 17th, 2019
18K hand-carved nautilus shell earrings with diamond and coral

These were sent to me by a client as coral drops solidly affixed to a prong diamond & hooks, no articulation. They were nice looking, as these coral pieces were just lovely, but had the unfortunate tendency to push themselves up off of her ears.

So, we redesigned them to articulate & reset the diamonds in little custom-carved nautilus-inspired shells.

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seahorse clasp

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
18K custom hand-carved Seahorse Clasp

This little cuteness is a hook-style clasp carved like a seahorse. 18K.

(And those baroque Tahitian pearls, by the way, are up for grabs 🙂 A recent acquisition from the Tucson Gem show.

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amethyst pendant

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Custom designed & carved Amethyst pendant: 14K apple blossoms & songbird

This was a stone sent to me by the client: she wanted it removed from the current setting (a very simple and clunky prong situation) and have it remade into a new little something-something. It’s hard to judge scale from the photo, but the stone is about 1 inch in diameter—HUGE!

Custom designed & carved Amethyst pendant: 14K apple blossoms & songbird

The new something: a custom designed Apple Blossoms & Songbird pendant in 14K gold. It turned out so nicely!!

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emerald cabochon solitaire

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
18K custom hand-carved Rococo Emerald & diamond Solitaire

This emerald was like a lovely drop of green jelly candy sitting on my bench. It was glowing and I felt like I could just eat it! But I didn’t, because I’m an adult.

18K custom hand-carved Rococo Emerald & diamond Solitaire

I always say this, but man, it’s so hard to get BOTH a good photo of the metal and of the stone. One looks good or the other looks good, but never both. In this case, the emerald showed up a lot darker than it was in real life. But the gold part sure photographed nicely.

18K yellow gold, emerald cab of about 3 carats, and two bright little diamonds. Rococo styling based off of my Pearl solitaire.

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rococo shell + waves solitaire

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Hand-carved custom seashell & waves solitaire, 14K gold and diamond

This ring turned out so nicely! It is done with a Rococo style in mind: seashell & swirling gold waves and a nice D-G/VS diamond in the center. Very mermaidy!

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ginkgo wedding bands

Monday, March 18th, 2019
18K hand-carved ginkgo wedding bands

One of my very favorite sets of rings: ginkgo wedding band paired with a wide intaglio-style carved ginkgo band. 18K.

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