kelp motif tourmaline pendant

January 27th, 2021
Custom designed & carved Kelp motif pendant set with triangular 2ct blue-green tourmaline

Flowy kelp-motif pendant designed around this gorgeous blue-green triangular-cut tourmaline.

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emerald cut lily solitaire

January 26th, 2021
Custom-designed & hand-carved solitaire with 1ct emerald cut diamond. Lily flower, leaves, bulb motif.

This was a re-do of a wedding solitaire: I removed this 1ct emerald-cut diamond from its original setting, and designed a new one around it. The motif is lilies + leaves framing the stone, bulbs and roots entwined across the base of the band, all very three-dimensional and sculptural in styling. Little 2mm Old European Cut diamonds are set in the centers of the blooms.

Custom-designed & hand-carved solitaire with 1ct emerald cut diamond. Lily flower, leaves, bulb motif.

The bezel sides are open so you can get a peek of the diamond pavilion, and also to let a little additional light into the stone. Very happy with how the ring turned out.

More pics after the click:

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ruby honeysuckle & songbird ring

October 8th, 2020
Custom designed & hand carved honeysuckle & bird motif solitaire, cabochon ruby pear, 18K yellow gold

Hello, delicious jellybean! I mean, ruby! Custom-designed Honeysuckle and Songbird motif solitaire in 18K gold.

Custom designed & hand carved honeysuckle & bird motif solitaire, cabochon ruby pear, 18K yellow gold
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OEC sakura blossom solitaire

October 6th, 2020
Custom hand-carved Sakura Blossom Solitaire w/1ct OEC, rose gold

Sweet custom solitaire with sakura blossoms, 14K rose gold. Stone is a 6.5mm Old European cut moissanite! Cut proportions are nice; I’m a sucker for those tall crowns 🙂

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poppy motif wedding bands

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: cheyenneweil@gmail.com.

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

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sapphire & maple leaf solitaire

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
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dogwood pendant

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:

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radiant geometric solitaire

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!

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helicopter seed pendant

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.

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tourmaline zodiac ring

August 31st, 2020
Custom-designed & hand-carved Zodiac ring, tourmaline, 19K rose gold

Check out this awesome tourmaline! My client sent it to me to build an epic and very personal solitaire carved with the zodiac signs of her loved ones: Chinese Year of the Earth Pig & Year of the Rat, as well as Taurus the bull. The ring is 19K rose gold and has a 2.5mm old rose-cut diamond set in the base on the side of the bezel.

Custom-designed & hand-carved Zodiac ring, tourmaline, 19K rose gold

As usual, I took about 50 million photos of this ring; it can be incredibly hard to capture in 2D a 3D scene around a bezel and band and these photos really do it only partial justice. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and pleased at how nice her stone looks in the setting.

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