snake scale wedding band

July 14th, 2022
Hand carved snake scale wedding bands, 18K

This is a wedding band carved with a little swoop to fit up against my snake solitaire. The accompanying band is a classic style with a little snake carved into the inside of the band. 18K and diamonds.

little winged rat pendant

April 2nd, 2022
Sleeping Winged Rat pendant in 18K yellow gold with australian opal

I was sketching some ideas for fantastic insects, and landed here. And I love him! He’s in my shop, and is offered in 14K or 18K, white or yellow gold and you have a choice of stone. Here I have pictured an Australian crystal opal, but anything around 4mm would work: diamond, faceted or cabochon emerald or other colored stone, birthstone for example..

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ginkgo solitaire #3

February 19th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Ginkgo Leaf Solitaire in 18K yellow gold with 1.5ct diamond and small yellow diamond in base

I love LOVE this design. I’ve re-created it now three times over the past decade for three different diamonds and every time it’s my favorite.

Custom designed & hand-carved Ginkgo Leaf Solitaire in 18K yellow gold with 1.5ct diamond and small yellow diamond in base

This iteration I did more of a brushed/satin finish on the leaves and upper face of the ring, but polished bright the inside and sides you see above, around the bezel leading up to the stone, and the tips of the fluttery ginkgo leaves.

18K with a hair under 1.5ct diamond.

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antique diamond snake ring

February 9th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Snake Ring set with a 2ct antique pear diamond, 18K gold

This amazing antique diamond needed a setting.. And since there can never be too many snake rings, it seemed like just the perfect thing. 1.95ct antique pear-cut diamond (with a crazy high-profile table & nice fat culet!) and 18K yellow gold. I LOVE how this guy turned out.

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magnificent floof pendant

February 8th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved portrait of a Pomeranian, 18K

This magnificent floof was a very good boy. 18K.

opal peacock feather ring

February 5th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Peacock Feather with Black Opal and diamond, 18K gold

This peacock feather wrap ring was designed for a gorgeous black opal that flashed green and fiery gold colors, plus a little honey colored diamond. 18K yellow gold

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dahlia pendant with rhodolite garnet

January 28th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Dahlia Pendant set with Rhodolite Garnet, 14K

Dahlia blooms and leaves design for this sweet berry colored rhodolite garnet. Perfect!

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emerald cabochon ring

January 27th, 2022
Custom designed & hand carved Emerald cabochon pear Bat-wing statement ring, 18K yellow gold

This is a ring I carved for this sweet cabochon emerald I impulse-bought at the Tucson Gem Show a few years back. Usually, I have a list of things I’m specifically getting for current or upcoming projects, or just replacing stock I use regularly. If I bought random things, I usually bought them because they were cool (but inexpensive!); this one was an exception though, as emeralds are generally not inexpensive, and I could not resist the size 🙂

Anyway. I don’t usually have spare time to cook up cool rings for cool stones I couldn’t pass up. I LOVE how it turned out and need to do this more often.

18K yellow gold, emerald from Columbia.

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peachy tourmaline sweet pea ring

January 24th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Peach Tourmaline Solitaire with Sweet Peas motif, 14K gold

This is a custom Sweet Pea motif setting created for this gorgeous peach-colored tourmaline. I carved it very 3-dimensional, and made little windows on the sides so that you could see the pavilion below the bezel (which also allows additional light to enter the stone, making it brighter).

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mermaid pendant

January 21st, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Mermaid Diving pendant, 18K yellow gold + diamonds

Diving Mermaid pendant in 18K with a flurry of little diamond ‘bubbles.’ She was a fun one to carve.

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