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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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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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Creating New Jewelry from Old Jewelry

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Creating New Jewelry from Old Jewelry

  Can You Make New Jewelry from Old Jewelry? The answer is YES! I can take gemstones out of your old jewelry and remount them into a new piece. Pick a piece of jewelry from my website and we'll set your stone into it. Or, we can create something totally new and unique for your heirloom gems. We can also recycle your silver, gold, or platinum metal and put the proceeds towards this project. Reasons for Redesigning Your Jewelry There are tons of reasons you might want to re-purpose your old jewelry, including: Update the style of your jewelry Move...

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Resetting a Customer's Opal Gemstone

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Resetting a Customer's Opal Gemstone

I took my customer's opal (and the bezel it was originally set into), and created a brand new custom right hand ring. We decided to go with a engraved flower and vine pattern that gives off strong vintage vibes. A simple twisted wire halo directs your gaze back to the main focus: that gorgeous, rainbow flecked opal.Want to give new life to your heirloom gemstones? Let's make something fabulous together! Send me a message to get started.

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