Diamond Stacking Rings

I had the pleasure of creating this custom set of stacking rings for a client this past month.   Last November I was vendor at Holiday Marketplace at Craft Contemporary and my client spotted a set of 3  stacking rings that I made (they've sold since) with 2 citrines and one sapphire.  She loved the set of rings but was not quite sure about the color of the stones; so instead snapped a photo with the thought of commissioning a set later.

Later came this February when I ran into my client at an advisory board meeting that we are both part of.   She told me that she's been thinking about that set of stacking rings since she took that photo at Craft Contemporary and knows she for sure that wants a set for herself but can't figure out what color stones should adorn the rings.

After chatting for a bit I was able to get a since of her style.  I could see that she was attracted to neutral tones, just like me, and I immediately thought  "what about black, grey and white diamonds?".     After a few email correspondences she loved the idea of using neutral toned diamond for her set of rings.  I as trilled.  I enjoy working with diamonds and I knew that this set of stacking rings were going to look just lovely!

Men’s Wedding Band

Last week was received and online order (all the way from Australia) for my Mens Flawed Wide Band and in the notes read:

"This will be my wedding band."

I always feel exceptionally honored when working on wedding rings; and this felt even more special...a flaw in a mens wedding ring?  Yes! What a brilliant idea.

Most of the wedding rings I do are commissions; meaning they are custom, made to fit the ideas of the client.  Although this order was not technically a commission, I did treat it as such.  Every piece of jewelry that leaves my studio IS hand fabricated by me; which adds a custom feel.

I was quite pleased with the finished look of this band.  The flaws that you see in my work are unique; each very different from the other - like our own flaws so to speak.

I hope this unconventional men's wedding ring reminds the soon-to-be-groom not only of his union but that he too is loved, flaws and all.

Thanks for reading,

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On The Bench | Signet Anniversary Rings

 

I had the pleasure of creating a pair of custom signet rings for an Orange County couple in honor of their 25 year anniversary! The husband [Jerry] came fully equipped to our first meeting with ideas, Pinterest photos and drawings, of what they had in mind.  I love when potential clients have a clear vision of what they want!  One cool thing about this project is, Jerry found me by searching “signet rings” on Google!  Lately, I really haven’t done much Instagramming nor blogging!  I think that’s pretty neat that my little website pops up in search engines!

Back to the rings.  Both are hand fabricated!  No cast parts!  I say this with enthusiasm because, hand fabricating jewelry and (other objects) is my favorite way to work!  It is a slower and challenging process, yes, but, I enjoy being involved from start to finish.  I want my hands to touch every part of the jewelry I am making! The engraving on these signet rings are, however, outsourced; that is one metalsmithing skill I have yet to dive into!

I’m not going to write much more on this project, as I am exhausted from my getting up at the crack of dawn, for the last 5 days, to feed and play with our new 2 month old puppy! So, I will let the photos talk for me!  Enjoy…and thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On the Bench | Personalized Shield Ring

My time at my bench, lately, has mostly been spent on custom projects, and I'm enjoying every minute.  I don't always get to document all my custom orders (I'll work on that) but I really wanted to share this particular commission.  It is a commissioned ring for a very patient New Yorker named Karla.  She wanted a replica of a ring she'd found on Pintrest.  I try not to do exact replicas of jewelry out of respect for other artists.  But, Karla wanted the ring to be as similar to her inspiration photo as possible.  So I did my best to change up the details a bit while keeping with her chosen aesthetic.

This was for sure a fun and channeling project.  Not only did it push me out of my choice of aesthetic; it also force me to learn a few new tricks!  I was so pleased with the outcome of this ring I forgot clean and re-polish it before snapping a quick picture!  I'll update the photo after I touch up the ring a bit! For now lets just enjoy this beauty!

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