Archive for March, 2019

rococo shell + waves solitaire

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Hand-carved custom seashell & waves solitaire, 14K gold and diamond

This ring turned out so nicely! It is done with a Rococo style in mind: seashell & swirling gold waves and a nice D-G/VS diamond in the center. Very mermaidy!


it was sunny for two days in Portland

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Does that mean that it’s now spring? The plum trees around here think so.

Some springy images from last year’s photoshoot. More info & pretty pics after the click:


bumblebee charm pendant

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Hand-carved Bumblebee pendant for Appalachian Trail NOBO through-hiker

This was a commission from a husband to his wife who was about to complete the full northbound Appalachian Trail hike. That’s 2190.9 miles, ya’ll! I was super impressed. I’d love to do an epic hike like this someday.


22K + tourmaline solitaire

Friday, March 8th, 2019
22K + Pariaba Tourmaline solitaire, hand-carved

Have I ever mentioned how much I love these stones? These tourmalines from Paraiba, Brazil are just an incomparable color of aqua blue, like tropical shallows. Or maybe the inside of one of those ice caves. Something about this color has just an unreal glow to it. It’s also a color that really isn’t seen in any other gemstone. There are a couple minerals that have a similar color, but they are fairly soft, and just not suitable for most jewelry.

22K + Pariaba Tourmaline solitaire, hand-carved

I carved a very minimal mounting for this stone, brought to me by the client, and cast it in this gorgeous contrasting buttery 22K. (More pics below..)