Commissioned Work

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!

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This Custom designed ring encompasses Platinum Hard with Ceylon Sapphire un-heated natural Sapphire 8.86CT as the showcase.

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

Deep Stone? I thought up this one on the fly. Dropped center down, custom designed shank yo protect hand as well as stone

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

Drawings for Client, Lowering center stone
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Let's be extravagant
Time to go extravagant
Always nice to set such elegant gems

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

Dragonfly, Platinum Diamonds Tsavorite Sapphire and Amethyst
Platinum Dragonfly with 225 stones
Platinum Dragonfly with 225 stones, 90 Diamonds VS F+ and 125 colored stones Favorite, Sapphire, Amethyst
Dragonfly, Platinum Diamonds Tsavorite Sapphire and Amethyst
Platinum Dragonfly with 225 stones, 90 Diamonds VS F+ and 125 colored stones Favorite, Sapphire, Amethyst

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

White gold ring designed by John David Cooney, 4.38CT TDW
A big diamond look 4.38CT TDW
Simplicity in form
Simplicity in form

 

 

 

 

Exquisite Tanzanite, natural unheated. Set in Platinum. Simplicity sums it up

Tanzenite, set in Platinum 1.25+ length
Platinum Diamond ring
Platinum Diamond ring with a big look
Custom desigh for client with mixed sizes of diamonds, the ilusion of balance

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 

Odd size diamonds mad to look even and balanced
1.48 Total Diamond Weight, Bi-metal 14K

The client wanted an antique look

Bi-metal in 14KY & 14KW

1.48 Total Diamond Weight

1.48Total Diamond Weight, Bi-metal 14K

Elegant Beauty

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!

Platinum 95% Gallium-Ruthenium 5%, Platinum HARD 180 Vickers
Platinum 95% Gallium-Ruthenium 5%, 5.03CT Center diamond with GIA report
Platinum 95% Gallium-Ruthenium 5%, 5.03CT Center diamond with GIA report
Platinum 95% Gallium-Ruthenium 5%, 5.03CT Center diamond with GIA report Custom cut baguettes
re purposing diamonds

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

re purposing diamonds

 3.56 CT VV S2

Emerald-Cut Diamond 

Set in Platinum & 14 K Gold with .82 CT VS Matching Baguettes

GIA Laser inscription & report

GIA Emerald cut Diamond with matching Baguettes
GIA 3.56CT Emerald cut Diamond
Three GIA VVS Emerald Cut Diamonds
Three Stone Ring PT

Three Stone Ring

Emerald-cut Diamonds

4.50 CT TDW VVS1 & 2 G

Set in PT RU 950  

Platinum Ruthenium

4.50CT GIA VVS172 G

 

 

 

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.

men's Heavy Custom Link Bracelet
Detail of box clasp

14K Y Gold Chain Necklace 17/16″

Carnelian Cabochon

Carnelian fiery tapered drops

Gyspy style for a polished lady

Carnelian Cabochon with tapered drops
RE SET IN 14K BREACELET

 Amethyst pendant

A new look in bracelet form

Raised setting with a bold pattern

21.5 Grams

re SET AMETHYST IN 14K BRACELET
RE SET AMETHYST, 14K BRACELET

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

European shank

Graceful organic Leaf design cast in

Platinum Cobalt

1.05 CT Total Diamond Weight

Center Diamond Laser Inscription GIA report

European shank

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 

contemporary shank

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…

Tie Tack

14K Bi metal “Pirate Cutlass”

Late 1800’s model, 2 1/4″ long

Simplicity and Beauty

Beautiful Round Brilliant Sapphire,

1.14 CT set in Platinum

2.25 CT Cushion Cut Sapphire

Diamond Baguette accents

Band cast in Platinum

 

 

     3.00 CT center diamond  

Tsavorite band (green garnet)

           2.54 CT VS F+  

Platinum diamond band

 

18K Bi-Metal

Marquise Diamond  1.21 CT VS1 H set in 14K W

.14CT Yellow accent Diamonds

14K Y Hand-carved lost wax process ring

SOLD

 

 

 

 

Wedding set, Hand carved setting

Hand carved ring in 14 K Y Gold

Fabricated Platinum bezel

1.93 CT Total Diamond Weight

.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

27.1 Grams

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

Contemporary earrings

14K white gold

  Princess cut diamonds

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 

European Shank

     Distinctive Design

I love doing these tiny leaves set with diamonds 

“Finger Mate “adjustable shank opening

1.5 X  larger and locking shut

Platinum Cobalt 950

 2.03CT VS2 H Center diamond w/ GIA report  

two trapezoid diamonds .50CT each, VS G/H and

another forty-six ideal cut VS E/F diamonds

Set in 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

3.50CT Center with .90 CT accent diamonds set in platinum

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.

Platinum Diamond ring hand carved and fabricated.

One of a kind

      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.

Platinum, Diamonds and engraving

Classic Platinum

2.00CT Flawless H

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

Platinum

2.15 Sapphire

.26TDW VS G/H accent diamonds

A traditional engagement ring with a big difference.

Center diamond is a 2.73CT flanked by 7MM baguettes .69CT making 3.42 TDW

Has the squared off shank (Euro shank) to keep the large center upright

Set in Platinum

Center Diamond is a VVS2, F color 5.01 CT

These accent Diamonds are Ideal Cut, VS clarity E color

There is a difference!

“John,
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.”

Bill

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:

1.25 CT
Platinum
Contemporary half bezels

Back to a traditional wedding set.
These are in platinum

.96 VS E/F Accent Diamonds,
2.21 TDW
Soon to be presented to a Lucky Lady

Mom’s diamond’s have been converted to two matching daughters rings. !4KW with Aquamarine accents

1.51 CT VS G with GIA Certificate
.36 CT VS E/f Accent diamonds
Platinum

1.71 Center, 1.31 accent
Set in Platinum

Sleek and clean

Contemporary gold with Sapphire

Platinum
A new look for clients diamonds, very protected for every day use

 

 

18k Y Gold. 1.69 CT Princess cut VSI I  w/ GIA report.

 .43 TDW matching half-moon Brilliant cut diamonds

set close together to give this three-stone setting a

large diamond look.

Made in 1999

 

2010 commissioned to make two matching wedding bands
4.30 Sapphire, 1.18 CT Diamonds set in Platinum

Diamonds Diamonds Diamonds
Set to perfection in Platinum

My camera does not do this Burmese Ruby justice
Top of the line, 1.19 CT round
Yellow Gold setting with a Platinum Bezel

Cut outs lighten the ring visually add grace and enhance the Pave’ setting of diamonds
Left side cut out filigree, right side Pave’ set diamonds, capped off dramatically with bezel set diamonds in two distinct sizes. A very distinctive look.

Re-mount in Platinum Ruthenium

Platinum / Diamond
VVS G 2CT  Center
.68 TDW Accent Diamonds

She finally said YES
Wedding 9/3/2011
Contemporary
An odd pair of pears

Raffle
Habitat for Humanities
Fabulous contemporary art nouveau
Fluid and luscious

Diamond ring 18k, center stone 2.18 ct,
Accent diamonds 2.97
5.15 total diamond weight tdw

Birthday dragon fly with “colors of the chakra”

18k palladium, diamonds ……. Nothing like a surprise!
Spectacular new bangle from a tennis bracelet

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

Sapphire, diamonds in 18k
A new look for client’s stones

One piece, diamonds set in 18k

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