About more than a year ago, Peter, a young gentleman came to my studio interested in a custom made engagement ring for his soon to-be fiance. He had the diamond which we were going to use for the center and was interested in a design that would be similar to the vintage turquoise and diamond ring that… Read more »
Here’s my new diamond necklace, named “9 Love Knots”! I originally made it for a beautiful, soon-to-be-bride customer of mine, named Tracey. Tracey already had the diamonds and she wanted me to make her a diamond station necklace that she could wear both on her wedding day and everyday. I wanted to make a motif… Read more »
Often customers are looking for a clean diamond eternity band that would sit flush with their solitaire engagement ring with proportional height and width. Most ready-made diamond eternity bands will sit at a higher level from the average solitaire engagement ring, showing a good amount of metal on the sides which hides the engagement ring and the… Read more »
Follow these simple steps and your pearls will say shiny and beautiful like the first day when you bought them. When wearing perfume, first put the perfume on then wear your pearls. The acid from the perfume damages the nacre. Don’t handle your pearls when you have lotion on your hands. The lotion dulls the pearl…. Read more »
Natural pearls occurred when irritants such as parasites damaged the outer shell of an oyster and entered into the soft tissue. As a natural defense mechanism, the oyster produced a coating on the irritant. This coating is the nacre and it’s built up of many thin layers, resulting in a pearl. It’s a myth that… Read more »
Although I absolutely enjoy every single piece of jewelry that I make, one of my favorites is the challenge of custom making and fitting a new piece that would nestle perfectly with an already existing piece of jewelry. In this case, it’s custom making a diamond wedding band for a diamond engagement ring for a very… Read more »
Every piece of heirloom jewelry that we inherit has a story. Story of the craftsman who made it and owner who wore it. We inherit the piece along with the story and once we custom make and re-vamp it to fit our style, we get to wear and enjoy a piece of history that is… Read more »
This stunning 18k yellow gold ring was made for the customer’s green tourmaline. I absolutely love micro-sculpting and carving animals. I originally carved the lions in wax, then I made the body of the ring. I casted the three pieces in gold then soldered the lions on the body.
I believe that a piece, in this case a ring, should be custom made for the person’s hand, style and personality. For my quest to find out about the person I’m making the ring for, I called Laura up. After our conversation, I had an image of a slender lady, blonde hair, busy with two little kids… Read more »
This is one of a pair of cufflinks that a customer brought and asked me to take out the jade and make it into a ring for his wife. He explained that it used to belong to his wife’s grandfather.