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Taking Inspiration from Nature

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Taking Inspiration from Nature

My client and her fiancé both love the outdoors. They got engaged (with a unique, custom #christineoriginal engagement ring) while hiking at Big Bend National Park, and they plan on being married among the Redwoods (SO. ROMANTIC!). To celebrate their shared passion, I designed their wedding rings to reference both mountains and trees. Her double chevron wedding ring subtly alludes to the mountains, while his ring has a scenic treeline design. Lovely, right? If you're looking for a unique engagement ring, or you want to take gemstones you already have and make a special, new piece of jewelry for yourself,...

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Engraved Memorial Locket

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Engraved Memorial Locket

My client's father passed away earlier this year. He wanted a piece of custom jewelry to give to his mother; a keepsake to keep her late husband close to her heart. We decided on a 14kt gold-filled locket with a delicate floral pattern on the front. Inside, two small, personal photographs fit. On the back, I engraved the words "Arise, my beloved, and come". Jewelry is almost always used to signify a major life event: births, birthdays, holidays, marriages, anniversaries, deaths. Jewelry speaks volumes, even when you don't have the words to voice your emotions. And it keeps our loved...

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Custom 1.51ct Pear Halo Engagement Ring

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Custom 1.51ct Pear Halo Engagement Ring

I made this pear halo engagement ring (with a 1.51ct center diamond!) in November for a holiday proposal. The halo is set with a sparkly split prong setting, and the shank has pavé diamonds to match. My customer provided a few images that he knew his girlfriend liked, and we created this classic engagement ring in just a few weeks. If you want a unique, custom engagement ring, send me a message! I'd love to help you create the ring of your dreams.

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Remaking a Grandmother's Ring in Rose Gold

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Remaking a Grandmother's Ring in Rose Gold

My client's grandmother passed down a family ring to her, but it was worn thin and had colored gemstones in it. We decided to redesign the ring, based on the original design. We used diamonds from a pair of old earrings she didn't wear anymore. Using heirloom diamonds in a new piece of jewelry is a great way to give them a new lease on life! Above, you can see the new ring and the old ring side by side. Do you have old jewelry that you don't wear anymore? Dust it off and turn it into something new! Send...

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Max and Ellie Montana Sapphire Engagement Ring

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Max and Ellie Montana Sapphire Engagement Ring

It's hard to keep quiet about the custom projects I always have in the works, and I'm so happy I get to share this one now! After we met at the Manayunk Arts Festival last summer, Max reached out to me to create a special custom engagement ring.   To start, we chatted about design inspiration, which included leaves, twigs, and lots of sapphires. After reviewing several design options, Max chose this delicate 14kt white gold engagement ring. The swirled leaf engraving speaks to the organic inspiration, and double claw prongs lend a vintage touch. Next, we perused the selection...

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