Creating custom jewelry is a collaborative process. An initial interview helps me understand your style and design ideas (or those of the wearer, in the case of a gift), which can range from very specific to totally open-ended. I then prepare a few sketches, get feedback, redesign as necessary, and come up with a final proposal. I will communicate with you throughout the process, providing photos and updates and, when possible, meeting in person. The end result is a one-of-a-kind piece that expresses your vision in my aesthetic language.
Star Sapphire Engagement Ring
Star sapphire cabochon set in 22k gold bezel, flush-set diamonds, 18k custom alloy band.
Star Sapphire Ring – Side
Burmese sapphire from groom's grandfather. Custom band includes his grandma's earrings.
Star Sapphire Ring – Sketches
Sketches for custom engagement ring with bezel-set sapphire, flush-set diamonds.
Birthstone Fan Pendant
Representation of 3 generations with bead-set birthstones, engraved detail in sterling silver.
Birthstone Fan Pendant – Underside
Back of sterling silver pendant with birthstones. Holes let in light for gems to sparkle.
Birthstone Fan Pendant – Sketches
Design proposal for custom pendant with three generations of birthstones.
Marquise Diamond Re-Design
Pendant in 14k rose + white gold with marquise diamond redesigned from 80's wedding set.
Marquise Diamond Re-Design (side)
Pendant with 14k rose gold frame, 14k white gold basket setting, repurposed diamond.
Marquise Diamond Sketches
Sketches for the reworking of a 1980's wedding set with marquise diamond.
Yellow Sapphire Ring with ‘X’ Motif
Trio of tube-set yellow sapphires in a double-band ring with 'X' motif.
Yellow Sapphire ‘X’ Ring – Perspective
Yellow sapphires in a handmade sterling silver ring with 'X' design.
Yellow Sapphire ‘X’ Ring – Sketches
In-process sketches for ring with yellow sapphires and sterling silver.
Carved Sapphire Engagement Ring
Custom ring with orchid/lotus design. 14k gold, sterling silver, sapphire, diamonds.
Carved Engagement Ring – Side
Custom engagement ring cast in sterling silver with 14k gold detail, sapphire, diamonds.
Carved Sapphire Ring Sketches
Process of designing custom carved engagement ring with sapphire and diamonds.
Tibetan Turquoise Bolo Tie
Custom bolo with sterling silver lotus-inspired setting for a large turquoise nugget from Tibet.
Tibetan Turquoise Bolo Tie – Back
Underside of Tibetan Turquoise Bolo Tie, with hidden pierced detail inspired by lotus root.
Tibetan Turquoise Bolo – Sketches
Design proposal and sketches for Tibetan Turquoise Bolo Tie.
Sea Glass on Leather Cuff Bracelet
A custom silver setting follows the curves of the sea glass; rivets connect to the leather.
Sea Glass on Leather Cuff – Back
Custom sterling silver rivets to secure sea glass and setting to leather.
Sea Glass on Leather Cuff – Sketches
Sketches for custom leather cuff with sea glass in sterling silver setting.
Eden Sapphire Set
Sapphire cabochons, sterling silver. 5/8"x1/2". Commissioned for a client's wife who likes minimalist jewelry, blue stones, and white metals.
Eden Sapphire Necklace and Earrings
Sapphire cabochon and sterling silver custom-designed set.
Eden Sapphire Set Sketch
Sketches for Eden Sapphire necklace and earrings.