Friday, May 29, 2015

growing collection

This year I have aspired to grow my antique ring collection.  I have been very busy feverishly checking everywhere I can think and continuously searching sites to find just the right rings for just the right price.  It has become a slight obsession but the hunt and the eventual find is thrilling.  I have successfully found and added these stunning rings to my collection... Art Nouveau sapphire and seed pearl rose gold ring, Antique turquoise and seed pearl navette gold ring, Edwardian sapphire and diamond scroll shank gold ring, Antique diamond buttercup rose gold ring, Antique engraved signet gold ring, and, hopefully soon to be added to the collection, Victorian garnet gold ring!

Monday, May 11, 2015


Happy belated Mama's Day to all the mothers out there!  As a treat to myself for Mother's Day, I gave myself some time in my studio to make this lovely ring.  This hammered oxidized ring has Beloved stamped on one side, with my daughter's name stamped on the other.  This ring works wonderfully as a stacking ring with it's narrow top and I have been pairing it with a thin diamond band to represent my daughter's birthstone.  I love the rough, hand wrought texture of this band in contrast with the refined dainty nature of the diamond band.  This is my first attempt at making a ring that sits higher than it is wide, so there were a lot of learns, but overall I am very happy with the outcome.  And of course I love commemorating special days with jewelry!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

for May babies

Look at this knockout!  I honestly feel like every emerald stone induces a feeling of sheer awe.  The color is unmatched and absolutely stunning. Particularly in the more translucent varieties, it looks like a light is glowing from inside the stone.  Truly magical for all those lucky May babies out there!