Archive for September, 2020

poppy motif wedding bands

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
Hand-carved Poppy wedding band + Classic band with nuthatch/bird carved intaglio inside, 18K yellow gold

I love this poppy ring: three sets of poppy blooms + feathery leaves around the band, just a little bit of openwork, a ~6mm width. This one has been paired with a classic polished band, but with a little something-something carved on the inside..

Hand-carved classic 18K wedding band with intaglio nuthatch bird carved inside

We Portlandians are famous for putting birds on all our handmade crafts, and I do my best to uphold this mighty tradition: a teensy intaglio nuthatch on the inside of this wedding band.

The poppy band is one I do make custom to order/fit. Please send me an email if interested:

Both bands hand carved, and cast into 18K yellow gold. More photos below!


sapphire & maple leaf solitaire

Monday, September 14th, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved maple solitaire with bi-color blue sapphire, 14K white gold

This cool bi-color/banded sapphire! I designed a maple leaf solitaire in 14K white gold to hold it. Worked out quite nicely, I’d say 🙂

Custom designed & hand-carved maple solitaire with bi-color blue sapphire, 14K white gold

dogwood pendant

Friday, September 4th, 2020
Hand-carved Dogwood Pendant, antique rose-cut diamond & OEC diamond accent, 19K rose gold

I have been wanting to carve a dogwood SOMETHING for ages now. We have them all over Portland and ever year I take about 10 million blurry phone photos of my neighbors’ trees.

I decided to make a pendant (for me! And for you in my shop) This one I’ve cast into 19K rose gold, which has a really lovely peachy color, and I’ve set this first one with a warm rose-cut diamond & an Old European cut. Love these antique guys.

Many more pics after the click:


radiant geometric solitaire

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
Custom hand-carved geometric solitaire for a 1ct+ radiant-cut diamond, platinum 950

Custom geometric solitaire carved around this 1.08ct radiant-cut diamond. Platinum 950, of course!


helicopter seed pendant

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
Hand-carved maple/helicopter seed pendant in 18K yellow gold

Who did not get a chance to play with these guys as kids? Tossing them up in the air to watch them helicopter down.. This sycamore (or maple) seedpod pendant is hand-carved, and cast into 18K yellow gold.