June 09, 2016
A stunning custom ring, this one of a kind piece came to life recently. It was the combination of a ring Liz had designed (that I discovered going through some boxes), the vision of the client and my translation of both of those things. She wanted a ring created that had ocean inspired movement, a bezel setting for her gemstone, a pear faceted London Blue Topaz, and the metal of choice was palladium.
A platinum family metal, palladium is very pure, strong and hypoallergenic, just like platinum itself. Most palladium jewelry is PD950, which is 95% pure. Down here on St. Croix, we definitely have to deal with silver jewelry tarnishing far more quickly than in other parts of the world and white gold of any karat will yellow over time, as it is naturally a yellow metal. Palladium is a good option for a precious, white metal that will not change color, without the platinum price tag.
Laying out the design.
The metal work complete – not very pretty.
While jewelry making is not an attractive process, it did result in a uniquely stunning and absolutely one of a kind piece. The journey to get there is not always pretty. This is definitely one of my favorite custom pieces – it’s such a wonderful feeling when a design concept comes together!
Another view of the custom ring.
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October 17, 2019
September 16, 2019
I have been given the opportunity to create engagement and wedding rings for many people in my years as a jeweler. Some of the most memorable being when friends or friend’s partners ask me to design a ring or rings for their engagement and wedding. It’s not only about making a piece of jewelry that they will treasure for years to come, but also about being brought into the circle of trust, being one of few people to know about this exciting surprise that is right around the corner.
July 26, 2019