Archive for January, 2019

rococo emerald ring

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Hand-carved Rococo Leaves Emerald Solitaire in 18K gold

This is my new favorite shop design. YES: I have this design available in my shop as a customizable design—you may choose your stone and metal.

Hand-carved Rococo Leaves Emerald Solitaire in 18K gold

The one shown in these photos is 18K gold with a 4.6mm emerald of exceptional quality. I wore this ring for two days straight until I sold it. I think I need to make myself another one 🙂 Two days was not enough. Seriously, I am so psyched about this ring!

So many more pics after the click:

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floral solitaire with a pear diamond

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Pear diamond solitaire: Hand-carved poppy & fritillaria flowers

This ring is heavy on the awesome. The diamond came from an old family ring, and I carved it a new home: A poppy on one side & fritillaria blooms on the other, curling leaves and stems and openwork down the sides. It turned out great!

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7mm low-profile solitaire

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
7mm Low-profile bezel solitaire

You know, a 7mm solitaire is a pretty sweet size. Just had to put that out there.

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nuthatches & chickadees band

Monday, January 28th, 2019
Hand carved Songbirds Band in white gold with diamonds

Birds! On a ring! These are very specific birds too: chickadees and nuthatches carved in gold, with a few diamonds sprinkled about. I love how it turned out; it was a really fun one to carve.

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carved snake + opal choker

Sunday, January 27th, 2019
18K snake choker Ethiopian opal

I was so flipping happy with this pendant-choker! It’s 18K and has a curled snake holding an 8.85ct Ethiopian opal.

18K snake choker Ethiopian opal

ALL THE COLORS! Here’s a video of it when it was still in the wax.

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silver-blue akoyas

Saturday, 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

Friday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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).

Many more photos after the click!

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oak leaves wedding bands

Monday, 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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