Items I have designed and made for clients, want to join?
Photos are of real jewelry designed and made by me, not CAD photos or Computer-Aided Design Photos. What you see is the real thing!
A Pair of Pear
5.03 TDW, VS Carity and F Color
Matched Diamonds. Ratio 1.55,
18K Yellow Gold ring With Platinum Hard Diamond Settings
Natural un-heated Ruby 4.03CT W/ GIA report
Set in 18K, heavy claw prongs with protective bezel
Platinum Ring sshank with .74CT Natural Diamonds VS F
Ladies ring in 18K and Platinum.
14.11 CT Emerald cabaon with 1.13CT Natural VS E/F Diamonds Ideal cut.
Platinum Hard with Rose Gold
A 2.66CT Cushion cut Diamond VVS2 E
An antique Look for a new beginning,
An engagement ring
Two inches long, a stand-alone statue
Harley Fat Boy with an Angel rider
It has diamond baguettes as well as modern brilliant diamonds VS E/f quality 1.61CT.
Custom cut Sapphire kites, cut in Bangkok thanks to Tim Roark Imports Atlanta GA
Center stone too tall?
Came up with a unique idea
The top of the ring shank is not round but oval, Inside top shank is a protective band. This protects the finger as well as the stone. I have successfully dropped the stone height 3.5mm, the Illusion is there! While wearing you dont have the center stone towering above the diamonds.
This shank will not work on everyone
Platinum Necklace with 90 Diamonds VS/F+ and 125 Colored stones, Tsavorite, Sapphire, and Amethyst
The wingspan is 59MM (2.25″) and an articulating body of 41MM
Necklace is 18″ long
Custom design, one of a kind for a special person
The Big Diamond Look
White gold with vines & diamonds
4.38CT Total Diamond Weight
Custom made for client with family diamonds.
Making them appear even when they are not is the ilusion
A family diamond brought over from Europe in the late 1800’s. A 1.32CT Old Mine cut VS material. This Diamond now sits amongst an array of diamonds and Ceylon Sapphires. Set in Platinum Hard with yellow gold recycled from family love ones. Design and form all have a family meaning.
I am honored to design and make such a piece
Water, Wind and Land
This 14K Yellow band consists of a golden Vine, Diamonds and Tsavorite garnet. Folowed by a wave with Diamond crest
14KW with 2.40CT TDW
One of the challenges with custom designs is the illusion of balance. This ring has three differant top diamond sizez, yet you don’t notice
Center Diamond is a 5.03CT Cushion Cut, VS2 G
with GIA report
Diamond Baguettes custom cut bullet shape accents
Platinum 950, Gallium-Ruthenium 5%
Gracefully curved with a square shank
I love doing this!
14K W Earrings 6.55 CT Total Diamond Weight.
Repurposed Tennis bracelet, giving the client a whole new look.
4.7 Grams each with a length of 33MM
1 1/4″ long
3.56 CT VV S2
Set in Platinum & 14 K Gold with .82 CT VS Matching Baguettes
GIA Laser inscription & report
Custom Design soft movement.
Men’s Bracelet in 14K Yellow Gold, 20mm wide, over six ounces of gold.
A custom-designed large link, with a sensual feel.
14K Y Gold Chain Necklace 17/16″
Carnelian fiery tapered drops
Gyspy style for a polished lady
This elegant setting was designed to keep the old European Diamond safe. The stone has a very thin girdle making it susceptible to chipping. The broad Leaf Style prongs support and cover the stone to allow for a low setting.
The organic open leaf vine-like design is cast in Platinum using the
HIP or Hot Isostatic Pressing method (more on this in our podcast)
Natural un-heated Pink Sapphire 6.94CT encircled by 1.14 CT Diamonds. The Sapphire is set with claw prongs, the diamonds are set in a classic scallop basket. Platinum has a new alloy, Gallium95%-Ruthenium 5%, a hard platinum alloy that offers extra protection against wear. It was cast in the HIP process
Hot Isostatic Pressing ( more information in our podcast ).
Dramatic stylish statement
2.00 CT Natural Sapphire bright full of life perfect blue color with GIA report.
Accent Diamonds VS F+
Set in Platinum
Graceful organic Leaf design cast in
1.05 CT Total Diamond Weight
Center Diamond Laser Inscription GIA report
How important is it to get it right the first time?
Client had her ring fixed three times before finally coming to me. I designed a new, durable, comfortable eternity band, utilizing claw prongs for an extra special look.
6.94CT’s Radiant cut Diamonds
Three generations of family diamonds, re-set in Platinum. Sentimental Family center Diamond is an Old European Cut VS1 F.
Classic Deco style top with
A contemporary half bezel setting in Platinum.
Hand-carved engagement ring
1.25 CT VS modern brilliant diamond
2 Matching bands, all with European shanks
Yes she is very happy!
I often get requests to re-set or totally re-design engagement rings.
Originally a 70’s style gold ring
( see Before picture below) was re-created into a
one-of-a-kind Platinum ring.
Utilizing the baguettes in a whole new way with a twist on the accent diamonds. I introduce design…..
There we have it a great example!
( To accommodate a knuckle the ring is a bit large therefore the bump on the bottom of the shank pushes out the finger out to fill in the ring.)
New Platinum mounting, engraved leaf pattern as well as cutouts.
A very durable setting that will last generations.
Channel set diamonds accents. It was decided to re-cut the Sapphire for that NEW look giving it a crisp sparkle.
Old worn setting in yellow gold, style from the 1970’s another example of
Re-purposing – listen to our podcasts.
Blue Sapphire, 3.81CT
Diamond accents .30CT
A new look in Platinum for a great client
Fancy Yellow Diamond with GIA laser inscription & GIA report set in 18K
Ring and Diamond Bullet accents set in Platinum.
A PERFECT example of repurposing from an older GRAFF setting see below BEFORE picture. New design, the addition of Diamond Bullets clean precise lines, and my artwork.
Redesigning is just part of what I do, taking the subject and making it better. Breathing life into a dull setting.
My clients love what I do, I do what I love…
14K Bi metal “Pirate Cutlass”
Late 1800’s model, 2 1/4″ long
3.00 CT center diamond
Tsavorite band (green garnet)
2.54 CT VS F+
Platinum diamond band
Marquise Diamond 1.21 CT VS1 H set in 14K W
.14CT Yellow accent Diamonds
14K Y Hand-carved lost wax process ring
.92CT ALEXANDRITE from Madagascar with 100% color change.
A light purple under incandescent light to a
rich teal green in natural light.
Set in a delicate filigree Platinum leaf pattern sprinkled with diamond accents
2.75CT Modern Brilliant Diamond
Set in a simple slide bezel, with a hand-carved pattern to add interest.
Raised bezel allows light into pendant refracting more light through the diamond.
Contemporary Platinum Ring
3.21 CT Total Diamond Weight
Calibrated to balance perfectly on the finger.
Contemporary matching band
1.30CT Princess cut Diamonds channel set in Platinum
European shank, slightly square at base keeping the diamonds up right
3.14 CT Fiery transparent Ruby
14K Palladium White Gold
Delicate Leaf design set w/
.60 CT accent Diamonds
Three stone ring, with a little extra!
18K Yellow Gold 7 Grams
2.49 CT Diamonds Crown set
center stones w/accent diamonds
I love doing these tiny leaves set with diamonds
“Finger Mate “adjustable shank opening
1.5 X larger and locking shut
Platinum Cobalt 950
This is similar to a diamond ruby ring I made, a round 3.50CT modern brilliant center stone instead of a Princess cut diamond with the addition of Sapphire baguettes
Platinum & Diamonds
Client inherited a diamond ring which was worn and dated.
I designed a whole new look keeping the memories alive.
Every time she looks at this ring she has fond memories of her mom.
Bigger Diamond for an existing Platinum ring
I hand carved this ring five years ago and set a1.15 CT Princes cut Diamond.
I removed the original head with the Princess. I then made a new top in Platinum, setting a 2.07 Cushion Cut VS2 I Diamond w/ GIA report.
The original Princess cut was illusion set, giving it a bigger look than it was.
The new Cushion Cut fills in all available space, filling the center of the ring, and completing the original desired design.
Classic Swiss Quartz watch with a 14 K wide link bracelet
Time being unimportant Memories and Heritage being center stage
Client knew exactly what he wanted I created that in gold to be worn every day
Men’s ring, 1.65CT Diamond
Keeping in a traditional men’s ring style but adding a touch of excellence in personalization.
Perfection in Simplicity
Emerald Cut Diamond, 2.50CT VS2 G,
Set in Platinum
This engagement ring has a slightly higher “Head” allowing the wedding band to fit flush against the engagement ring.
Also using the EURO shank, slightly squared at the bottom. This aids in centering the center stone. The opposing fingers capture the squared shape and assist in keeping the center diamond upright.
One of a kind, designed for “Hop Hearted Designs by Nina”Exclusive!
Hops inspired design in green gold and yellow gold accented by hues of different hops products in citrine and peridot flowing on organic vines moving with the contour of the body, fully adjustable to 3 lengths.
I have designed a full line of Hops inspired jewelry for Nina; our collaboration can be found at www.HopsJewelry.com
I think you use too simple terms, this is not just “very good, very manly” this is “awesomely great & unbelievable”! When Dianne & I talked on how this would look I had no idea it would look like this!! If you have not already and can still do it please sign & date it. I look forward on thanking you in person. If you need a place to stay when on Island we have a guest bedroom.
Once I put it on I probably will not take it off.
Thank you so much.”
OftenI have requests, items made from sentimental pieces of jewelry. In this case it was a set of wedding bands and a well-worn ring.
The gentleman lives in the islands where it is very popular to wear an “Island Bracelet”. This is off the beaten track for island bracelets but I utilized all the components in my charge, stabilized quarts gold cabochon and the gold and diamonds from the rings.
This is what I designed, this is the remark from my client:
My camera does not do this Burmese Ruby justice
Top of the line, 1.19 CT round
Yellow Gold setting with a Platinum Bezel
VVS DIAMONDS, PLATINUM AND GOLD
About 1.5 OZ’S Troy for a very rich feel. Fluid with heavy hinge construction and a push button “Diamond” release
18k Palladium engagement ring. 2.2 CT brilliant center diamond.
14 channel set baguettes. 45 pts TDW.
Palladium, a member of the platinum group of metals, used as an alloy will add color, strength and is resistant to chlorine. d)
( Check our podcast on chlorine damage to gold)
Conch pearl, diamonds gold & platinum. Rare Conch pearl encased in a basket.
A bigger look, diamonds in 18k
Originally a simple Tiffany set diamond band