Archive for the ‘Rings’ Category

moonstone & oak leaves ring

Monday, December 12th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Oak leaves & acorns Moonstone & diamonds ring, 18K. Art Deco and Art Nouveau

An Oak leaves & Acorns design for this giant hunk of moonstone. I love how this ring turned out! 18K with a pair of diamonds at the sides of the bezel.

Custom designed & hand-carved Oak leaves & acorns Moonstone & diamonds ring, 18K. Art Deco and Art Nouveau
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coiled snake solitaire #2

Thursday, December 1st, 2022
Custom designed, hand-carved Coiled Snake Solitaire in 18K gold with diamond

This is a new, larger iteration of a design I did a while back, but with a larger stone. The diamond here measures 1.65ct (~7.3mm) and I scaled up the snake to fit. I love this ring!

Custom designed, hand-carved Coiled Snake Solitaire in 18K gold with diamond
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songbirds & forget-me-nots ring

Sunday, November 27th, 2022
Custom designed Songbirds and Forget-me-not Ring in 18K gold with diamond & citrines

Songbirds & Forget-me-nots! I tried to keep a lighter and lacy feel to a ring that was actually quite large and I think it worked out really nicely. Birds are fun to carve. 18K, diamonds & citrines.

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wide oak leaves+acorns band

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
Custom designed & Hand-carved Wide Oak Leaves & Acorns Band in 19K rose gold

This is a custom Oak Leaves & Acorns band I carved with just a little larger of a scale than I normally do. The ring is 9mm wide, and the larger format gave me a lot of room for detail. This was cast into 19K rose gold.

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spider ring!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
Custom designed, hand carved Spider Ring in 18K yellow gold, cabohon pear emerald and Australian opal

It’s about time I made a spider ring! And happily, it was the perfect piece to use this wonderful cabochon emerald I got at last year’s gem shows. This guy is 18K yellow gold, and also has a bezel-set Australian opal. Looks like a glowing water droplet.

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tanoak wedding bands

Thursday, October 6th, 2022
Custom hand-carved wedding bands with Tanoak/Chanterelle/California Poppy motifs, 14K palladium white gold

Pair of wedding bands with a primary Tanoak motif, plus additions of chanterelle mushrooms on the wider band, California poppies on the narrower band. Both in 14K palladium white gold. Many more photos below:

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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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