I have to say it makes my day when a happy new couple LOVE their Ring! This beauty is a hand fabricated 100% recycled 18k yellow gold ring with lovely oval tapered bezel with bright Ceylon sapphire! Congratulations to Cynthia and Frank!
Its been a long while since I made an oval cabochon ring set lengthwise along the finger! This was once a large bead from a strand I bought from a Brazilian Gem dealer that became an "extra" when the necklace was strung, so we split it into two cabochons! How's that for a great deal? [...]
It has always been a great concern of mine to operate as Responsible a business in the jewelry industry as possible and fortunately many of the issues are now reaching consumers. A long time member of Ethical Metalsmiths, and now helping run it, this is one of the most effective ways to help improve the [...]
This client decided to surprise her daughter with a special sentimental gift for successfully submitting her dissertation... Special because it was a childhood favorite pair of earrings until one was lost, and now, all these years later its brought back to life as a celebration! This Radical Jewelry Makeover project is part of a movement where value [...]
Another well cut, elegantly proportioned Fairtrade gem from my favorite colored stone provider Columbia Gem House. The cut was first developed by the Asscher brothers in Amsterdam, and much like round brilliants, the cut maximizes scintillation. Skillfully set in a tapered bezel, the nearly 3 ct amethyst hovers on a simple organically textured band. As always, [...]
A sprinkling of tiny diamonds scatter up the ear with these simple 18k gold stud earrings. Natural fancy colored diamonds from Australia brighten when mixed with recycled white diamonds for a brilliant and multi-color effect. They can be worn like ear climbers or vertically. As always, hand made using 100% reclaimed and recycled gold.
The Feather Show Saturday, October 1, 2016 6:00pm 9:00pm Lori L Fine Art Gallery Group exhibition with Alexandra Hart, John McDavid & Lori Wylie-Richardson. Comprised of both collaborative and individual works created by three equally innovative yet distinctly original artists; The Feather Show will showcase their unique creations, similarly utilizing various metals as substrates. Born [...]
Hot off the bench this week: this customer's superb color Tanzanite was updated into her preferred contemporary style bezel ring while recycling the original setting. A custom hand-fabricated ring was made of 100% reclaimed/refined 18k gold with the orientation of the oval set across the finger:
I was honored to be asked to create this powerful project: to make a gold bangle bracelet from the gold collected by my client's late husband, incorporating the diamonds from their engagement ring, and the birthstone of their son...to wear in perpetuity.
The gem for this simple and elegant engagement ring is out of a pendant given long before they were engaged, thus incorporating more power and sentiment to the piece. Made from 100% reclaimed/recycled gold, of course!