This suite of little earrings left my workbench yesterday. A single piece of Grandmothers jewelry was repurposed into 7 pairs of diamond stud earrings, one for each granddaughter. Now they all have a personal heirloom to wear and pass down for generations to come.
This custom project was created in partnership with Gallery of Jewels in Noe Valley, San Francisco.
Rose gold strikes again! (and again, and again, you’ll see..)
A hint of rose gold can elevate a classic design from a basic solitaire to a romantic heirloom. I especially love pairing this metal with pastel colored gems, such as I did in this engagement ring for Alex and Molly.
Alex selected a radiant cut natural pink sapphire for the center stone, and I set out to fabricate a two-tone ring for the gem. When worn the ring looks as if it is made of just white gold, but a top down look gives the wearer a special treat. The rose gold inner band peeks through between white gold petals and sparkling gem. It’s a personal touch just for her.
This simple sparkler was created in partnership with my stockist Zaver and Mor in Berkeley, California. A sleek solitaire with U-shaped prongs was fabricated from 14k yellow gold to cradle a white diamond.
Many belated posts are headed to the blog this week highlighting the secret (and not-so-secret) projects from the final months of 2014. I had so many custom designs across my workbench during the holidays and creating them was incredible way to wrap the year. Now that the proposals and gift-givings have passed, it’s safe for me to sit down and recount all of the personalized designs that went to loving homes during the winter months.
First up… a special wedding band set!
You may recall this deep blue beauty from the engagement of Matt and Lyndsay earlier in 2014. The couple wed in November at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. To compliment her rose gold ring, we crafted a blue sapphire crescent band which contoured to her center sapphire. Matt opted for a comfortable, flat Tam Wedding Band with gently rounded edges and textured finish.