Archive for 2012

poppies and rubies!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Carved Poppy ring with oval diamond and rubies, 18K

This was a ring designed for an amazing oval diamond and two bright little side rubies. 18K yellow gold.

Carved Poppy ring with oval diamond and rubies, 18K

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large blooming rose solitaire

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Carved blooming rose solitaire with diamond; 14K white gold

It was inevitable that a larger version of my blooming rose solitaire would need to be made and I’m liking the results! This one with an ~.85ct diamond and in 14K white gold.

White gold Carved Rose Solitaire with .85ct diamond

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victorian solitaire with sapphires!

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Victorian solitaire with diamond and sapphires

My Victorian solitaire with a .63ct diamond and two 3mm ceylon-blue sapphires. Loverly!

Victorian solitaire with diamond and sapphires

modern wedding bands with sapphires

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Palladium bands w-flush sapphires

A modern pair of palladium wedding bands with little flush-set sapphires!

scattered ginkgo and diamond band

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

14K white gold Custom-Carved Ginkgo and Diamond Band

This ring started out as a simple solitaire with a central diamond and a couple of ginkgo leaves on either side, then morphed into this awesomeness. 14K white gold and diamonds.

14K white gold Custom-Carved Ginkgo and Diamond Band

14K white gold Custom-Carved Ginkgo and Diamond Band

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nov. 12th deadline for custom christmas orders

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

This time of the year always sneaks up on me. I got online this morning feeling all smug like I was waaay ahead of schedule to post my deadline and then I looked carefully at the calender. Yes, so, in fact, my deadline needs to be in less than a week! GAH! Sorry everyone!

I will aim for final shipments to go out by 17th December for arrival by the 25th. Otherwise, I’ll be off the usual holiday/New Year days but working again through January. I’m planning on taking a month-long vacation though in February-March (dates not locked down yet). Please send me an email with any questions.

Thank you!!

david & aurora’s solar bands

Monday, October 8th, 2012

18K Solar Surface wedding bands w/yellow diamonds

More AWESOMENESS, I mean, space jewelry! You might remember the spacey rings, then the moon bands of yesteryear.. Well, in continuation of the celestial theme, I present: Solar Surface Wedding Bands!

He is a software engineer at a solar power plant company and she is a theoretical physicist graduate student studying models that predict the behavior of plasmas at surface temperatures of the sun. They were intrigued with the lunar landscape bands and were wondering how it might work to have solar landscape bands.

18K Solar Surface wedding bands w/yellow diamonds

This was a lot more abstract of a concept than the lunar map rings, since the surface of the sun is constantly in flux. On the other hand, I had a lot of material to pull from. I really love how these turned out!

Sunspots - photo by Alan Friedman
[Photo graciously permitted by Alan Friedman; I highly recommend checking out his website—some amazing photos here.]

Once again, I mined the internets for inspirational sun images. It kind of blows my mind that such detailed photos of the sun can even be taken.

close-up of sunspot


I tried to capture the effect of the sun’s surface with the roiling feathery parts vs the granular bits, with sun spots and hot spots. The rings were cast in 18K gold and included little yellow diamonds at the hot spots.

Basically, the rings I carved would totally waste our satellites and toast our electrical grid.

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low-profile ginkgo bands

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

14K low-profile ginkgo leaf wedding bands

Low-profile scattered ginkgo leaf wedding bands in 14K yellow gold.

hello lovelies!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012


I’ve been up to my eyeballs in custom orders these days. I never know quite what to expect with wedding season somehow and these past two months were the busiest I’ve ever been! I wanted to share this lovely batch of solitaires. These are a combination of 14K white gold, palladium, platinum, diamonds and one moissanite!

Diamond solitaire with emerald side stone; Palladium

This one was the customer’s 1+ carat stone and we added a little green emerald moon. I really love how this turned out. (It is palladium and the low-profile solitaire style.)

Diamond solitaire with emerald side stone; Palladium

art nouveau sapphire solitaire

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

14K art nouveau solitaire with sapphire

This ring was cast into 14K palladium white gold, which has a slightly deeper color than the more common 14K nickel white gold. (Some people have nickel sensitivities or allergies, in which case I use a palladium white gold alloy.) It’s super subtle, but I think the deeper color went awesomely with the blue stone. The sapphire is a gorgeous 5.5mm stone with a clear Ceylon-blue color. I love how it turned out.

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