Archive for the ‘New work’ Category

dragonfly & sapphire ring

Monday, March 20th, 2023
Custom designed & hand-carved Dragonfly & Sapphire ring, 18K, with diamonds

We started with a dragonfly and morning glory motif for this gorgeous blue sapphire. Then this was whittled down to only dragonflies because the two motifs together were feeling a bit cumbersome somehow.. But then I was thinking about what to carve along the elongated body of the insect, and going back to the morning glory motif ended up being perfect. Lends a bit of additional fairytale whimsy to the design.

Sapphire, diamonds, 18K yellow gold.


oak leaves & oval diamond solitaire

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023
Custom designed & hand-carved Oak Leaves & Acorns Solitaire with oval diamond, 18k white gold

This was a re-design for a perfect oval diamond. White oak leaves with a pair of acorns on one side. 18K white gold.


ouroboros ring

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023
Custom designed & hand-carved Ouroboros ring, set with antique pale champagne diamond, 14K rose gold

This sweet little ouroboros ring was designed around a lovely antique champagne diamond that had a lot of character and sentimental value. 14K rose gold.


moonstone & oak leaves ring

Monday, December 12th, 2022
Custom designed & hand-carved Oak leaves & acorns Moonstone & diamonds ring, 18K. Art Deco and Art Nouveau

An Oak leaves & Acorns design for this giant hunk of moonstone. I love how this ring turned out! 18K with a pair of diamonds at the sides of the bezel.

Custom designed & hand-carved Oak leaves & acorns Moonstone & diamonds ring, 18K. Art Deco and Art Nouveau

coiled snake solitaire #2

Thursday, December 1st, 2022
Custom designed, hand-carved Coiled Snake Solitaire in 18K gold with diamond

This is a new, larger iteration of a design I did a while back, but with a larger stone. The diamond here measures 1.65ct (~7.3mm) and I scaled up the snake to fit. I love this ring!

Custom designed, hand-carved Coiled Snake Solitaire in 18K gold with diamond

sphinx cat pendant

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
Custom designed Sphinx Cat pendant with Australian Opal and diamonds, 18K and 14K gold.

Cats actually are quite hard for me to carve, for some reason. I decided to give this Sphinx cat a go because they are so interesting looking and I thought all the wrinkles would be fun. I also was experimenting with the two-tone, 18K yellow gold & 14K white gold, something I don’t do very often. The clasp has an Australian opal and the clasp loop has a pair of little diamonds as well.


songbirds & forget-me-nots ring

Sunday, November 27th, 2022
Custom designed Songbirds and Forget-me-not Ring in 18K gold with diamond & citrines

Songbirds & Forget-me-nots! I tried to keep a lighter and lacy feel to a ring that was actually quite large and I think it worked out really nicely. Birds are fun to carve. 18K, diamonds & citrines.


fantastic tourmaline insect

Friday, November 18th, 2022

I made a sketch a while back that I knew I had to create, and then I spent much of last year’s Tucson Gem Show on the hunt for thee perfect stone for it. I think I found it in this fantastic bluish green elongated tourmaline.

Hand-carved Fantastic Jeweled Insect pendant with elongated bluish-green tourmaline and diamond in 18K yellow gold

5.79ct tourmaline, and .12ct diamond. 18K yellow gold.


wide oak leaves+acorns band

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
Custom designed & Hand-carved Wide Oak Leaves & Acorns Band in 19K rose gold

This is a custom Oak Leaves & Acorns band I carved with just a little larger of a scale than I normally do. The ring is 9mm wide, and the larger format gave me a lot of room for detail. This was cast into 19K rose gold.


spider ring!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022
Custom designed, hand carved Spider Ring in 18K yellow gold, cabohon pear emerald and Australian opal

It’s about time I made a spider ring! And happily, it was the perfect piece to use this wonderful cabochon emerald I got at last year’s gem shows. This guy is 18K yellow gold, and also has a bezel-set Australian opal. Looks like a glowing water droplet.