Archive for the ‘Rings’ 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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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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it was sunny for two days in Portland

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Does that mean that it’s now spring? The plum trees around here think so.

Some springy images from last year’s photoshoot. More info & pretty pics after the click:

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22K + tourmaline solitaire

Friday, March 8th, 2019
22K + Pariaba Tourmaline solitaire, hand-carved

Have I ever mentioned how much I love these stones? These tourmalines from Paraiba, Brazil are just an incomparable color of aqua blue, like tropical shallows. Or maybe the inside of one of those ice caves. Something about this color has just an unreal glow to it. It’s also a color that really isn’t seen in any other gemstone. There are a couple minerals that have a similar color, but they are fairly soft, and just not suitable for most jewelry.

22K + Pariaba Tourmaline solitaire, hand-carved

I carved a very minimal mounting for this stone, brought to me by the client, and cast it in this gorgeous contrasting buttery 22K. (More pics below..)

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family portrait storybook band

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Family Portrait Storybook band. This was a custom band carved with the portraits of each family member: father, mother, baby girl, and three boys.

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