engagement & wedding ring set for a very lucky her!!!

.72ct. rose cut white diamond (5.7mm) & a wee tiny black diamond (1.6mm) in an asymmetrical design in oxidized sterling silver

this one was pretty hard to part with. rose cuts of this scale are stunning!!!!!

both rings are available on my etsy page

engagement rings

2ct half ballas raw black diamond engagement ring. made with 14kt palladium white gold with a hammered matte surface.

contour wedding band made especially for this garnet engagement ring. oxidized sterling silver

aquamarine engagement ring

pear shaped aquamarine engagement ring in oxidized sterling. this aqua is 9.5mm x 7mm.

3mm & 4mm black spinel & oxidized sterling engagement ring

icy mint.electric blue.japan

icy mint triple pendant necklace: oxidized sterling, fluorite, recycled glass, beach glass

electric blue single pendant necklace: oxidized sterling,  plastic (this photo has shadows on the stone but it is a solid opaque blue)

i bought several squares of bright colored plastic sheet at an awesome hardware and craft store while we were in japan. this blue piece is the first piece i've made with any of my japan materials. i wish i could press a button and go back to that place and get a few more things. YES!!!! i think, if i remember right, the place had 8 floors. each floor was a different kind of "department" store. one was luggage (vividly remember that because i really wanted a bag there that i didn't buy....oops!! instead i bought colored plastic :O) washi paper tape, a thin long sleeved black shirt that was rated for cold cold weather (i about froze while we were there) and a christmas card for my grandma. art supplies, paper products and clothes all in one shopping zone....i was so in trouble :) that place was incredible. if i really could just press a button and go back to japan i would go back to:

-that many story shopping building and do some window shopping with a possible treasure or two

-the small town of higashiyama where we walked around the charming streets looking at amazing local pottery

-donq bakery for donq balls. well, that's what i called them....it became one of the jokes of the trip. they were mostly like an old fashioned cake donut, but in donut hole form

-eat at the most incredible indian restuarant i've ever eaten at next to robert's apartment

-any little walk up place where i could have another cup of coffee-japanese-style (it was just different there, in a good way) or, to have another green tea ice cream.

-ride bikes around kyoto (although it made me so incredibly tired and i had no idea why)....i was about two weeks pregnant with baby luc at the time but we had no idea yet.

i know i could list tons more but my face is about to fall into the computer!!! nighty nite.

more wedding rings...

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new wedding rings: sterling, ethically sourced diamonds

2mm white diamond & 1.5 mm black diamond..the black diamond is unbelievably tiny, i love it!!

these will both be oxidized before they are finished.

thanks to nick and kristen for the order. nicks ring and wedding band set coming soon...


"i do"

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wedding band duo of 14k white gold, repurposed diamond (2mm)  & green amethyst (4mm). i have been so psyched to make more of these simple and sleek fancy rings every since i made the yellow gold black diamond one for my good friend katy. she started this whole sparkly madness. i am holding out for a lot of ethically mined rose cut diamonds to make things and experiment with. a possible bit of more sparkly things to come, if your into that sort of thing :O)

black & shiny.diamond ring...



commission piece: 14kt yellow gold with 2.5 mm black diamond

i must confess that typically i am not a fan of yellow gold or shiny metal and therefore never work with it....BuT my friend, katy was interested in a ring such as this and since she is one of my favorite people i thought i would give it a whirl!!! NOW, i must admit that after finishing this ring (AND for the first time giving yellow gold a chance) i am definitely inspired by it.  the burnished shiny yellow surface accented with the black diamond....it feels so fancy and timeless!! i am unexpectedly loving it....i will be excited to work with this material again if the occasion presents itself. thanks for the inspiration katy. i hope you love it :-)

umm, did i say i just liked something shiny?? yellow gold???...someone please check my temperature!!

off to finish one more fancy ring in the studio today! happy sunday!!