Monday, September 26, 2011

Meagan's ring

Jewelry is often used to celebrate and mark a special occasion. In this case it is a 'big' October birthday. What better way to celebrate than with a pink tourmaline and some diamonds? Meagan liked the criss cross ring that I had made in the past, but was looking for a design more symmetrical. I carved this ring with the same over/under theme to curve around the light pink tourmaline that Meagan liked. Tourmalines come in so many different shades of pink, that was the first decision that she had to make. Now it's how to celebrate her big day wearing her big ring!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Val's ring

Val is beginning a new life adventure- retirement! Most Septembers she is thinking of school, but not this year. She wanted a ring to mark the occasion and we thought that a sapphire would be perfect. The blue is beautiful and it is also September's stone. I was able to find a large cornflower blue stone that left some room in the budget for the addition of the six diamonds.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Aunaray's ring

Aunaray is not a traditional person, so a standard wedding band was just not going to work for her. She loves soft, warm tones and organic, irregular forms. My goal was to make a ring that was irregular enough to look like it was planned, not a mistake on my part! The stone is a pinkish morganite, circled by red gold. The rest of the ring is yellow gold. It has three diamonds on this side and four flush set on the other side to add to the organic feel. The ring suits Aunaray perfectly- she just has to get used to the high bling factor!