My Rosy Solitaire in 18K yellow gold with a ~6mm rose-cut diamond!
I was initially freaked by the heart-shaped diamond, as I’m unused to designing for non-round-ish stones, but it turned out far easier to accommodate a heart than I thought. I think this ring turned out awesomely, and now I’m a heart convert.
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Hi all! Just a quick note that I can still ship ready-to-wear pieces by Tuesday, Dec. 20th and have them arrive in time for Christmas. Pics above are pieces I have on hand and can ship immediately. Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for pricing, OR visit my Etsy page, as many of them are listed here with lots of photos.
I have a handful of studio sample pieces I’ve decided to sell (the rings above, mostly), which will be 20% off. I’ll list them separately below after the click. All are ready-to-wear and can be shipped immediately. Read the rest of this entry »
I love this new one; peacock feathers are hard to resist. This is a new piece I designed that can be customized in a few ways: white gold, yellow gold, 22K!!, a colored stone perhaps? A baroque pearl drop? Or maybe a little faceted diamond drop? I have a gorgeous little champagne faceted diamond drop for whom I’ve been looking for a home…
This one above is 18K yellow gold with a vintage 3mm (.11ct) Old European cut diamond (on an 18K, 18″ chain). This is currently available right now for the next few days, and then I’ll bring it up to the shop in downtown Portland. I can, of course, make a customized piece for you with any of the above alterations I mentioned (or not!). Send me a note: email@example.com .
The necklace I have this with is a Tahitian & South Sea keshi necklace with larger round silvery Japanese baroque akoyas (pretty unusual color for akoya pearls). The creamy ivory color contrasts so nicely with the silvery blue.
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This is a second pendant I carved a bit back, but finally had the time to finish up and complete into a necklace. This is a limited production piece I can make to order (18K, 14K white, yellow, or rose gold, chain length, etc.). The pendant and chain are both 18K gold. The design is based off of an old Art Nouveau embroidery I saw a long time ago.
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One more pair of one-of-a-kind 18K earrings with rose-cut diamonds & pearl drops. The diamonds are both around 1.15 carat each (6mm in diameter) and the pearls measure approximately 11mm x 16mm. The black diamond has a white semi-baroque South Sea pearl, and the peachy pink diamond has a Tahitian pearl. I was so excited to get these guys together!
It’s hard to see in this photo, but I made little hook keepers on the backs of the earrings so that the ear wires tuck securely on. (I have another photo of the backs of them below.) Also, note the new earring photo set-up: magically floating earrings!
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One-of-a-kind boulder opal pendant! It is so incredibly hard to get a photo that really captures how cool opals are. This one has little streams and tributaries of opal running around all the way up to the top of the stone—red to orange to yellow to green, with wider turquoise and purple rivers towards the bottom. Boulder opals are my favorite. I like that they look like some sort of aerial photograph of, well, unicorn-land or something.
The stone up top is a little 2mm diamond, and pendant + 18″ chain are 14K gold.
Of course I couldn’t bear to cover up the back of the stone, which also has little rainbow rivers and streams running through it, so I opened it up and carved a little detail here. I have this guy listed on Etsy.
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I made a new batch of pieces for the shop in downtown Portland: these lovelies are 18K yellow gold with Tahitian pearls (the giant gunmetal drop & the pistachio drop), and 14K white gold with a lovely white South Sea baroque pearl. I want to keep each new thing that I make. It’s so hard letting go!
Here is another shot of the pistachio drop. I wanted to keep it.
Multi-color peachy and pink freshwater pearls! These awesome jobbers are knotted on silk and attached to a carved snake S-hook because that’s just how I roll around here. AAAHHH! Can I keep them already?!
** PSA: These guys are going really fast. If you are looking for a custom pearl piece, please send me an email. I’ll be stocking up on new pearls/raw materials in early February and before I go would be a VERY good time to get your custom order requests in. **
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I don’t make earrings very often, but pearl drops are so perfect for them, and I love pearl drops. Also I love translucent colored diamonds and 18K gold. So, I made these earrings, and I love them! They are one-off carved pieces with a 6mm+ 1.23ct black high-domed rose-cut diamond in one, a peachy-golden 1.38ct rose-cut in the other, also just over 6mm with a nice high dome. The black diamond has a baroque golden pearl drop, and the golden diamond has an awesome Tahitian black pearl. The ear wires secure in the back of the earring behind a hook for security. These are located downtown PDX at French Quarter.
Once I broke the mind-barrier with the above earrings, I went to town with these ginormous white Chinese freshwater baroque drops. I carved two little roses (they are both just free-handed, so each a tiny bit different) for these in 18K. I have a photo further down of the backs of the earrings so you can see the ear wire hooks. These pearls measure approx 18mm in length by 13.6mm width.
These little black & white pearl drops are dangled from little floral carved cups. Also 18K.
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