oval low-profile solitaire

April 27th, 2020
Custom Low-Profile Bezel Solitaire with oval tanzanite, 14K white gold

This is my low-profile solitaire altered to accommodate this lovely oval 1.3ct tanzanite. Oriented East-West on the finger, 14K white gold. I am really liking how this ring looks with an oval stone. (More pics below…)

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dragon and phoenix solitaire

April 23rd, 2020
Hand carved ruby cabochon solitaire with Chinese dragon and phoenix chasing each other around the band. 18K yellow gold

Chinese dragon and phoenix chasing each other around the bezel of this solitaire, which is set with a juicy red ruby cabochon. 18K

Hand carved ruby cabochon solitaire with Chinese dragon and phoenix chasing each other around the band. 18K yellow gold

Jellybeany! (Maaany more pics after the click:

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green chalcedony frog pendant

April 22nd, 2020
Custom hand carved Frog pendant with green chalcedony, 14K gold

Custom designed frog pendant, set with green chalcedony cabochon. This is actually the backside of the pendant. 14K yellow gold.

Custom hand carved Frog pendant with green chalcedony, 14K gold

The color of the chalcedony is much more bright and glowy in natural daylight rather than my dim photo box 🙂

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winged band

April 20th, 2020
Hand-carved custom winged band with peony bloom and tiny engraved birds inside the band, 18K gold

This was a custom design: winged band with a peony. Inside the band are two tiny little intaglio-carved birds. 18K yellow gold. More pics after the click!

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dragon scale wedding bands

April 19th, 2020

Dragon scale wedding bands in 14K gold, set with sapphires.

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olive branch navette ring

April 17th, 2020
18K hand-carved olive branch navette ring, set with fancy colored+cut diamonds

Navette-style ring set with three fancy colored, fancy cut diamonds and carved with an olive branch motif; 18K. Love LOVE how this turned out!

18K hand-carved olive branch navette ring, set with fancy colored+cut diamonds
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snake neckpiece

March 9th, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved snake neckpiece/necklace, 18K and sterling silver

This was a commissioned piece by one of my favorite customers and man, it just turned out so well! 18K gold snake with a chunky blackened sterling silver chain.

Custom designed & hand-carved snake neckpiece/necklace, 18K and sterling silver
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work in progress: emerald pear solitaire

March 5th, 2020
Wax carving: Emerald pear cabochon solitaire

This is a one-of-a-kind wax carving I made for this cool emerald cabochon. I’ve been thinking about this stone for about two years now (I believe I bought it three gem shows ago now). It would be perfect in 18K yellow gold (because everything is perfect in 18K yellow gold…).

Wax carving: Emerald pear cabochon solitaire

IF this might be something you might like for yourself, and if I haven’t cast it yet (I haven’t as of this posting date), send me an email and I’ll get you a quote: cheyenneweil@gmail.com. If you would like it for yourself, I’ll adjust it to your size before casting too.

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giant opal awesomeness

March 3rd, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved Boulder Opal Ring, Latin inscription, 18K, opal, diamonds

I can always rely on this client of mine to bring me the biggest and coolest opals to design pieces for, and this Australian boulder opal was no joke.

We decided to “go simple” on this one, you know, just a simple bezel setting, maybe a little action on the shoulders. I thought some detailing around the bezel might be cool since there was going to be so much bezel, so we decided to go with an inscription: “Astra inclinant, sed non obligant,” which means in Latin, “The stars incline us, they do not bind us.”

Custom designed & hand-carved Boulder Opal Ring, Latin inscription, 18K, opal, diamonds

Just a veerry simple piece.

Turns out it’s hard to stick to simple with such giant opal awesomeness in hand. (A frillion more pics after the click.)

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split snake ring in 22K

March 2nd, 2020
Custom designed & hand-carved snake ring with diamond head and ruby eyes, 22K gold

Split snake ring in 22K gold set with a 4.2mm rose-cut diamond in the head and little rubies eyes.

Custom designed & hand-carved snake ring with diamond head and ruby eyes, 22K gold

Love how this guy turned out.

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