Archive for the ‘Rings’ Category

new geometric solitaire

Friday, October 13th, 2017

1.5ct Geometric Art Deco Solitaire

New solitaire for the shop! This one is a little bit sturdier and made to accommodate stones in the 1.5ct range (~7.5mm), though I kept it very low profile. I art deco-ed out a little on this one and carved in subtle ‘facets’ to give it a little geometric interest. I think it turned out supercool!!

1.5ct Geometric Art Deco Solitaire

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leaves morphing into rope coils

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Hand-carved art nouveau leaves to rope wedding bands, 18K

This is a pair of wedding bands I did some months ago that were of a smooth twisted rope coil morphing into scattered leaves, then back to the smooth coiled rope as you work your way around the band. They were cast into 18K and turned out pretty cool I think!

Hand-carved art nouveau leaves to rope wedding bands, 18K

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epic snake cocktail ring

Monday, March 13th, 2017

14K snake cocktail ring + boulder opal & OEC diamond

More snake rings: BIGGER snake rings. This ring I carved around a sweet boulder opal I just couldn’t pass up because I thought it was like looking down upon a little tropical inlet, like maybe in the Baja perhaps, specifically around here… I got a nice little Old European cut antique diamond to accent the piece and finished it up a couple of weeks ago! LOVE how it turned out. I was hard pressed to let it go, and honestly, if it weren’t one of my favorite clients who bought it, I may have had to keep it myself.

This is, however, a new studio piece and I can customize (different stones, change up the diamond, 14K, 18K white or yellow gold, etc.) and adjust for size. It’s now listed in my Etsy shop!

14K snake cocktail ring + Boulder opal & OEC diamond

See how amazing this ring is? It makes even my ratty old studio sweatshirt look chic! (I kid.)

The other ring in this photo is my Coiled Snake Solitaire—also available in the Etsy shop.

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tapered poppy band

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Poppy Band wax-carving

Completed wax carving for my tapered poppy band.

18K carved poppy wedding band

And the finished ring in 18K white gold! I love this ring!

I made this design as a replacement for a customer who was finding the evenly wide, fully carved-all-the-way-around band uncomfortable between her fingers. The tapered shape is perfect because you get lots of carved action up top, but the underneath is smooth, uncarved, and comfortable when you close your fingers. I kept the sides fairly low-action but still detailed.

18K Carved Poppy Band + Rose Bramble Ring

Oh hey. I see it pairs nicely with the 12mm wide rose bramble band. Figures.

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ocean water + waves motif wedding bands

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Custom-carved ocean waves wedding bands

A pair of wedding bands in white gold: His a scene of the ocean on a blustery day, and hers a more delicate splashy band to accompany her engagement solitaire.

Custom-carved ocean waves wedding bands

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12mm rose-cut solitaire

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

12mm rose-cut solitaire, platinum

Craaaaazy giant rose-cut moissanite set in a chunky platinum mounting. Yum!

12mm rose-cut solitaire, platinum

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morning glory ring II

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Hand-carved morning glory ring in rose gold, pink diamonds

Morning glory blooms, buds, and leaves motif with a few purplish-pink diamonds scattered about. 14K rose gold.

Hand-carved morning glory ring in rose gold, pink diamonds

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sailboat wedding bands

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Hand-carved sailboat wedding bands

Sailboat wedding bands for a racing couple out of Texas. 14K gold. And more images after the click: (more…)

ouroboros & pacific NW wedding bands

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Hand-carved ouroboros + Pacific NW wedding bands, platinum

A hand-carved ouroboros wedding band for him, and for her, a Pacific Northwest forest band with trilliums, ferns, and one teeny little snake peeking out. Platinum 950.

Hand-carved ouroboros + Pacific NW wedding bands, platinum

She was generally less interested in having a giant snake around her finger, but they wanted a hint of continuity between the two bands, so the little snake amongst the foliage was the answer. Of course, I am always happy to carve a snake on a ring, whenever needed.

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rose-cut diamond rosy solitaire

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Hand-carved rose solitaire with rose-cut diamond, 18K

My Rosy Solitaire in 18K yellow gold with a ~6mm rose-cut diamond!

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