Archive for the ‘Rings’ Category

art nouveau opal ring

Friday, September 16th, 2022
Hand-carved art nouveau Opal and 18K gold epic ring

THIS INSANE OPAL RING!!!! This was an intense ring to carve and set and oh so very worth it!! 18K + Australian opals and diamonds. Please click through for more photos of different angles…

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breaking wave solitaire

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022
Hand-carved Hokusai-inspired Great Wave solitaire with blue-green tourmaline, 14K yellow gold

Hokusai’s Wave-inspired solitaire, set with a wonderful sea-green Tourmaline. I gave the ring a satin/brushed finish for the most part, but with some brighter bits at the wave crest, etc.

Hand-carved Hokusai-inspired Great Wave solitaire with blue-green tourmaline, 14K yellow gold

Colored stones are often cut with deep bulbous pavilions, and while I prefer the tidy look of a bezel setting, sometimes I hate to enclose so much of the stone. However, carving a little opening in the side of the setting creates a little window to view the pavilion, and also lets additional light enter the stone for a brighter overall effect up top.

I continued the carved design around the gallery view and side window: one side has the lower wave/water, and this side I carved some clouds scudding across the sky.

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1/4ct peacock band

Thursday, September 8th, 2022
Hand-carved Peacock Feather wedding band with 1/4ct diamond, 18K gold

My original version of this ring was carved for a stone around 2.5mm in size, but in the past few years, I’ve altered it to fit a stone that was closer to 4mm.. So, I decided to carve a new ‘master’ wax that was specifically designed around a 1/4ct / 4mm stone and here is the first piece made from that new mold.

Hand-carved Peacock Feather wedding band with 1/4ct diamond, 18K gold

19K rose gold with a vivid peacock blue diamond (the diamond has been heated and/or irradiated to create and intensify the color. It was likely a brownish color originally). More pics after the click:

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california poppy band

Thursday, September 1st, 2022
Hand-carved CA poppy wedding band in rose gold

Perfect little California Poppy Wedding band in rose gold. One side of the band is even so it will rest nicely against its accompanying solitaire, the other side has a little bit of edge flair.

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wide platinum cushion solitaire

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
Hand-carved bezel-set cushion diamond in wide platinum band

This gorgeous 1 1/2ct cushion diamond needed a strong setting: Wide shiny platinum band with just a little bit of something-something going on.

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jules verne inspired solitaire

Sunday, August 28th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved tentacles/steampunk/Jules Verne themed solitaire with grey diamond, 18K and 14K

Reworks of older wedding rings can be a lot of fun. I started with a pile of diamonds: Giant light grey centerstone, plus a smattering of light pink, yellow, and champagne colored side diamonds. The new ring has a steampunk Jules Verne vibe to it with a port window in 18K yellow gold holding down the center stone.

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snake scale wedding band

Thursday, July 14th, 2022
Hand carved snake scale wedding bands, 18K

This is a wedding band carved with a little swoop to fit up against my snake solitaire. The accompanying band is a classic style with a little snake carved into the inside of the band. 18K and diamonds.

ginkgo solitaire #3

Saturday, February 19th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Ginkgo Leaf Solitaire in 18K yellow gold with 1.5ct diamond and small yellow diamond in base

I love LOVE this design. I’ve re-created it now three times over the past decade for three different diamonds and every time it’s my favorite.

Custom designed & hand-carved Ginkgo Leaf Solitaire in 18K yellow gold with 1.5ct diamond and small yellow diamond in base

This iteration I did more of a brushed/satin finish on the leaves and upper face of the ring, but polished bright the inside and sides you see above, around the bezel leading up to the stone, and the tips of the fluttery ginkgo leaves.

18K with a hair under 1.5ct diamond.

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antique diamond snake ring

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Snake Ring set with a 2ct antique pear diamond, 18K gold

This amazing antique diamond needed a setting.. And since there can never be too many snake rings, it seemed like just the perfect thing. 1.95ct antique pear-cut diamond (with a crazy high-profile table & nice fat culet!) and 18K yellow gold. I LOVE how this guy turned out.

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opal peacock feather ring

Saturday, February 5th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Peacock Feather with Black Opal and diamond, 18K gold

This peacock feather wrap ring was designed for a gorgeous black opal that flashed green and fiery gold colors, plus a little honey colored diamond. 18K yellow gold

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