Archive for the ‘Rings’ Category

greyhound marquise ring

Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Hand-carved Greyhound Marquise Ring, 18K and diamond

This ring was inspired by a few different things. First off, a neat terra-cotta cup in the shape of a pointy-snouted dog caught my eye at the Getty museum in LA last spring. After that, I felt like I was seeing these lanky dogs everywhere: in illustrated manuscripts, old tapestry images… Then I had this diamond I bought on a whim just because I liked it, an unusual shape for me honestly. Marquise-shaped stones always felt very ’80s to me somehow. However, turn it to its side so it’s oriented East-West across the finger rather than lengthwise, and it’s a whole new stone somehow. Now it’s one of my favorite shapes. Finally, I just really liked the idea of making a ring with dogs on it, out of the blue and for no special reason except for fun. So I did!

18K yellow gold & a sunny .66ct M/VS2 diamond.

This original ring has sold; however, I do have it in my shop as a made-to-order piece and can re-create it to size & with a stone of your choosing (though this stone has to be fairly close to original size/proportions–all these details are in the listing at this link).

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mountains solitaire

Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved Mt. Hood & Mt. St. Helens solitaire, set with pink sapphire, 14K white gold

This was a custom solitaire made for a woman from the Portland area, but who would be moving away to be with her new fiance. We decided to carve a Mt. Hood on one side, and Mt. St. Helens on the other (two prominent mountains you can see from the city here). The stone is a really pretty, very slightly peachy pink sapphire. 14K white gold.

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wedding ring redux: snake!

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved Snake Eternity Band, 14K white gold, diamonds, ruby

This was a commission to re-vamp an older 5-stone wedding ring. It’s no fun to have a great set of stones in a design that you don’t care for, so I removed the stones from the original setting, then designed something a little more exciting for them. 14K white gold, diamonds & a little ruby eye.

I quite love how this turned out.

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emerald + laurel motif ring

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved Laurel motif Emerald Solitaire in 18K gold

This was a custom piece carved for this pretty forest-green emerald my client sent me. Laurel/Bay leaves & berries. Nice tapered shape. 18K yellow gold.

Custom designed & hand-carved Laurel motif Emerald Solitaire in 18K gold
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pair of wedding solitaires

Monday, February 24th, 2020
Hand-carved geometric platinum solitaires 1.25ct diamonds

Flipping gorgeous pair of 1.25ct diamonds set in platinum. Off to a very lovely couple.

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forest of trees band

Monday, February 24th, 2020
Hand-carved Forest of Trees Band, 14K white gold

Forest of Trees wedding band, 14K white gold.

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peachy garnet + ginkgo wedding bands

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
Hand-carved Ginkgo Wedding Bands, 14K rose gold set with peachy garnet & diamonds

This is a pretty great combination: peach-colored garnet set in rose gold. Ginkgo Wedding Band + Scattered Ginkgo & Diamonds Ring.

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squid wedding bands

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
Custom and hand-carved Squid Wedding Bands, 18K gold

I modified my squid band slightly to include a nautilus shell to match with a ring I made a few years back. I also made her a new accompanying band with a squid tentacle and little yellow diamond.

Custom and hand-carved Squid Wedding Bands, 18K gold

Her band also fits easily inside of his band! It’s so cute when this happens.

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lotus solitaire

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved Art Deco Lotus 1ct Solitaire in 18K

This solitaire was inspired by art deco and old Egyptian motifs. 18K gold and set with a ‘Hearts & Arrows’ cut 1-carat moissanite (the specific proportion variances of this cut versus the standard brilliant make a difference in a very good way).

It turned out pretty much perfect.

Custom designed & hand-carved Art Deco Lotus 1ct Solitaire in 18K

See what I mean?

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honeybee + rosemary wedding band

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Custom designed & carved Honeybee and Rosemary wedding band, 14K gold

Honeybee sitting on a sprig of rosemary! I love it when the ideas my customers come to me with are things I never would have thought to carve myself. 14K yellow gold.

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