Archive for 2012

peacock ring all dressed up

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Peacock ring with half carat diamond, sapphires and emeralds

This ring is something of a collaboration between Kenn Kushner (a jeweler out of Syracuse, NY) and me. I tailored my peacock ring with a half carat bezel on top, made the ring in 18K white gold, then sent it to Kenn to adorn with with the sparkly stuff for his client. He set the 1/2 carat diamond in the top, then channel-set some bright little sapphires and emeralds in the feather barbs.

Needless to say, I’m totally impressed. It looks spectacular!

sneak peek

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

18K snake ring underside

Just a quick sneak peek a new piece I’m working on for me for the shop. (This is the bottom of the ring.) I am still waiting to buy the stone for it; I am thinking a ruby would be suitable. The red color with the 18K gold seems to work really well.

giant kelp ring

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Hand-carved giant kelp ring; 14K white gold

I carved this for an awesome friend of mine who is a marine biologist. She and her husband have spent a lot of time in and around the ocean (we actually met them while traveling on sailboats in Mexico) and the giant kelp forest was pretty much perfect to adapt to a ring motif. [14K white gold]

Giant kelp forest photo by Tobias Bernhard

Giant kelp forest photo by Dave Fleetham

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leaf-motif solitaire

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

18K leaf-motif solitaire

This is a modified version of my Tahitian pearl ring made to accommodate a 6.5mm blast of glittery deliciousness! I don’t often get to work with larger stones—1/2 carat to 3/4 carat sizes are by far the most popular in my experience—so this was especially exciting to make. (18K yellow gold)

Many more images to follow…
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ginkgo solitaire

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Carved ginkgo leaf and diamond solitaire, 18K white gold

Finally: a new piece to show off! Carved tapered solitaire with scattered ginkgo leaves in 18K white gold. The stone is a 6mm family diamond sent to me by the client.

The ring is a slight departure from my usual fare in that it has a very clean, symmetrical outline, but with a very organic pattern of ginkgo leaves arranged across the top. I’m very happy with how it turned out.

I took a ton of photos of the ring; click through to see them all!

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hello again!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Oh hello there! I’m still here. I got slammed with Christmas orders (why I thought this would not be no big whoop, I have no idea) and then once I finished and shipped everything, I spent a month stumbling around with my eyes glazed over.

I have some new custom pieces I made, which I’m very excited to show everyone. I just have to wait for the recipients to get them so I can post pics.

In the meantime, here’s one that is not necessarily a new design, but used a very unique natural color peachy-pink rose-cut diamond. Quite loverly!

18K pink rose-cut diamond set in carved rose solitaire

Man. Nothing beats the color of 18K yellow gold. I always thought I was more of a white gold person but lately I find myself loading up on the 18K yellow.

And actually, here is another version of this same ring I did using rose gold and a gorgeous 1 carat stone:

Carved rose solitaire - rose gold - 1ct

1 carat carved rose solitaire in rose gold

I wonder how this ring would look using a huge champagne-colored diamond…