Archive for the ‘Rings’ Category

seahorse + cortez mabe ring

Monday, February 4th, 2019
18K Custom hand-carved seahorses ring with mabe Cortez Pearl & ruby

This ring was such a joy to carve! This ring began as a design doodle that I never got around to really bringing to reality. Then I had thee perfect opportunity when a client brought me this gorgeous mabe pearl from the Sea of Cortez, and a juicy ruby to boot. And, she said, she would like to design something with seahorses! It was a perfect set-up for this ring and I think it turned out magnificently.

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rococo emerald ring

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Hand-carved Rococo Leaves Emerald Solitaire in 18K gold

This is my new favorite shop design. YES: I have this design available in my shop as a customizable design—you may choose your stone and metal.

Hand-carved Rococo Leaves Emerald Solitaire in 18K gold

The one shown in these photos is 18K gold with a 4.6mm emerald of exceptional quality. I wore this ring for two days straight until I sold it. I think I need to make myself another one 🙂 Two days was not enough. Seriously, I am so psyched about this ring!

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floral solitaire with a pear diamond

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Pear diamond solitaire: Hand-carved poppy & fritillaria flowers

This ring is heavy on the awesome. The diamond came from an old family ring, and I carved it a new home: A poppy on one side & fritillaria blooms on the other, curling leaves and stems and openwork down the sides. It turned out great!

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7mm low-profile solitaire

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
7mm Low-profile bezel solitaire

You know, a 7mm solitaire is a pretty sweet size. Just had to put that out there.


nuthatches & chickadees band

Monday, January 28th, 2019
Hand carved Songbirds Band in white gold with diamonds

Birds! On a ring! These are very specific birds too: chickadees and nuthatches carved in gold, with a few diamonds sprinkled about. I love how it turned out; it was a really fun one to carve.

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honeysuckle band

Friday, January 25th, 2019

Honeysuckle band in 14K gold. This band turned out so nicely. More pics after the click:


new sea-tendril pearl solitaire

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
Tahitian Pearl Solitaire - 14K hand-carved sea tendril design

I re-created my Sea Tendril Pearl Solitaire design after my old mold broke down. I’ve had this design on hiatus from my shop for quite a long time, but I’m excited to bring it back and begin making these rings again. This one is set with a really lovely Tahitian black pearl that has great green and magenta overtones, and a light button-y shape.

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man + woman crowned pear solitaire

Monday, January 21st, 2019

This was inspired by the epic Black Crowned Heart ring I made last year, but altered a little to be more of an engagement ring, scaled down for more daily wear.

The stones are a center salt & pepper pear-shaped diamond, with an emerald and two periodots in the crown (the couple’s birthstones).

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oak leaves wedding bands

Monday, January 14th, 2019

18K Custom Oak Leaves + twig wedding bands

A pair of 18K custom designed & carved wedding bands with oak leaves & branches. Such a pretty motif! I feel like everything I put an oak leaf on just can’t help but look good.

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18K white rococo pearl solitaire

Friday, January 11th, 2019

18K white rococo pearl solitaire - south sea pearl + diamonds

Rococo Leaves Pearl Mounting in 18K white gold with a honkin awesome South Sea beauty! Two little diamonds are set in the shoulders as well

I love love love this pearl mounting and might need to make one for ME to wear. That means I have to make the decisions I force my clients to make: WHICH pearl?! A peacocky black Tahitian? I do have a fondness for those pistachio silvery green ones too.. What about going craaazy and using something pink? A giant peachy pink metallic awesomeness set in 18K yellow. YUM! But then that 18K white gold is so lovely with its antique ivory color.. I wonder how a gold pearl, set in white gold, with two tiny yellow diamonds in the shoulder would look? This is probably why I don’t wear a lot of jewelry—too many options make for too tough of a decision.

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