silver-blue akoyas

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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honeysuckle band

January 25th, 2019

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

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new sea-tendril pearl solitaire

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

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

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

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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SAMPLE SALE!!!

November 17th, 2018

Hi everyone! I’m thinning out prototypes and sample originals I’ve been holding onto for a while and it’s time to let go! Prices are discounted around 20% or more in a couple of cases. All prices include stones as pictured; sizes are as-is (though many of these can be easily sized later if needed).

Click the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for the rings, prices, and a description. Please email me at cheyenneweil@gmail.com or comment below (I’ll see your email on my end) if you have questions or would like more information & photos. And if you would like to buy one, I’ll get an invoice over to you via paypal or square-up. Shipping is via USPS Priority, insured, between $15-24 (depending upon the ring cost below), and I can ship within about 3 days (+ a little slack over the Thanksgiving weekend 🙂

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more snake cocktail rings!

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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cherry + oak leaves solitaire & wedding bands

October 12th, 2018

Custom designed & carved wedding set: oak & cherry leaves solitaire + eternity band with diamond & sapphire, palladium

This was a wedding set I made for an awesome local couple: cherry and oak leaves solitaire, eternity band, and wedding band. They are palladium, the diamond given a new life from an older family ring, and sapphires for the eternity band.

Custom designed & carved wedding set: oak & cherry leaves solitaire + eternity band with diamond & sapphire, palladium

I wish I could have gotten all three rings in one photo, but I had some technical casting issues with the band & had to re-do it. Palladium can be a little persnickety at times.

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custom emerald-cut geometric solitaire

October 11th, 2018

Emerald-cut low-profile Geometric Solitaire in Palladium

Custom low-profile geometric solitaire in palladium 950. The stone is interesting in that it’s a gray moissanite (~2cts); I had never seen one before. It’s very flashy (my studio pics unfortunately didn’t do it justice), and has a very slight bluish tinge to it. The bright white of the palladium was a good compliment for the icy cool color.

Emerald-cut low-profile Geometric Solitaire in Palladium

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