Archive for the ‘Rings’ Category

more snake cocktail rings!

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Lightning Ridge Black Opal Snake Cocktail Ring with ruby, 18K hand-carved

Will there ever be enough snake cocktail rings with giant amazing opals in the world? I think not. Here are my latest contributions to this cause.

The above is 18K yellow gold with a freaking insane iridescent green opal from Lightning Ridge, Australia. The color flashes from this crazy green but when the light hits those rivers through it, they show more burnt orange, dots of red, gold. This stone is a total chameleon and changed its look every time I moved it to a different light source. At the bottom is a ruby, a bold and completely perfect choice, I thought.

Lightning Ridge Black Opal Snake Cocktail Ring with Old European Cut diamond, 14K rose gold, hand-carved

This second one was done in rose gold, and featured a really soft feathery opal also from Lightning Ridge, Australia, and an antique Old European Cut diamond accent. I love how incredibly unique every single one of these rings I’ve made has been.

More pics of each after the click: (more…)

cherry + oak leaves solitaire & wedding bands

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Custom designed & carved wedding set: oak & cherry leaves solitaire + eternity band with diamond & sapphire, palladium

This was a wedding set I made for an awesome local couple: cherry and oak leaves solitaire, eternity band, and wedding band. They are palladium, the diamond given a new life from an older family ring, and sapphires for the eternity band.

Custom designed & carved wedding set: oak & cherry leaves solitaire + eternity band with diamond & sapphire, palladium

I wish I could have gotten all three rings in one photo, but I had some technical casting issues with the band & had to re-do it. Palladium can be a little persnickety at times.

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custom emerald-cut geometric solitaire

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Emerald-cut low-profile Geometric Solitaire in Palladium

Custom low-profile geometric solitaire in palladium 950. The stone is interesting in that it’s a gray moissanite (~2cts); I had never seen one before. It’s very flashy (my studio pics unfortunately didn’t do it justice), and has a very slight bluish tinge to it. The bright white of the palladium was a good compliment for the icy cool color.

Emerald-cut low-profile Geometric Solitaire in Palladium

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swirling water wedding bands

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Custom water swirl wedding bands

Custom wedding set with a swirling watery motif. The sapphire was a sentimental family stone we added to one of the bands. 14K white gold & the hammered narrow band is 18K yellow for a nice contrast. More photos after the click! (more…)

roses & songbirds cocktail ring

Friday, October 5th, 2018

18K hand-carved custom rose+birds cocktail ring

Roses & songbirds! This big 3D rose cluster was really fun to carve, and everyone knows people from Portland like to put birds on things. 18K yellow gold.

18K hand-carved custom rose+birds cocktail ring

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1ct snake solitaire

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Custom 1ct coiled snake solitaire, 14K gold

My coiled snake solitaire has been modified to carry a 1ct stone!

Custom 1ct coiled snake solitaire, 14K gold

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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.

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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…)