Archive for the ‘snakes’ Category

snake neckpiece

Monday, March 9th, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved snake neckpiece/necklace, 18K and sterling silver

This was a commissioned piece by one of my favorite customers and man, it just turned out so well! 18K gold snake with a chunky blackened sterling silver chain.

Custom designed & hand-carved snake neckpiece/necklace, 18K and sterling silver
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split snake ring in 22K

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved snake ring with diamond head and ruby eyes, 22K gold

Split snake ring in 22K gold set with a 4.2mm rose-cut diamond in the head and little rubies eyes.

Custom designed & hand-carved snake ring with diamond head and ruby eyes, 22K gold

Love how this guy turned out.

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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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ooak baroque pearl snake pendant

Thursday, February 20th, 2020
One-of-a-kind hand-carved Snake & Tahitian baroque pearl pendant, 18K

I love these unusual baroque Tahitian pearls. And of course, carving a little custom one-of-a-kind snake guy to hold it all together is just the thing. 18K & Tahitian pearl.

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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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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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carved snake + opal choker

Sunday, January 27th, 2019
18K snake choker Ethiopian opal

I was so flipping happy with this pendant-choker! It’s 18K and has a curled snake holding an 8.85ct Ethiopian opal.

18K snake choker Ethiopian opal

ALL THE COLORS! Here’s a video of it when it was still in the wax.

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silver-blue akoyas

Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Silver-blue baroque akoya strand, 32", 22K hand-carved snake clasp

I pretty much flipped out when I first spotted these gorgeous baroque silvery-blue akoyas at the gem show. I’ve only ever seen akoyas that were perfectly round, very prim, very Mikimoto-style. These are not those.

Silver-blue baroque akoya strand, 32", 22K hand-carved snake clasp


I have a particular fondness for blue-tinged pearls in particular too. I knotted these on silk into a 32″ strand with 22K carved snake S-clasp. I like the contrast of these icy akoyas with the super warm 22K.

This one is available for sale, by the way 🙂 More pics after the click:

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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.

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giant pink pearls + snake clasp

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Giant Pink Pearl Choker w/hand-carved snake clasp

Hello, Delicious!

Giant Pink Pearl Choker w/hand-carved snake clasp

Amazing giant Chinese freshwater pearls in myriad shades of ivory and pink. Knotted on silk with a gold carved snake S-hook.

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