A custom engagement ring for a couple in New Zealand. Hand carved and cast in yellow gold, with a trio of Australian Argyle E/F VS White Diamonds.
I love this ring! It might be one of my favorite custom pieces of 2019. The ‘Teeth Gem Ring’ would be one of my most popular engagement ring styles, so it was fun to push this design and play around with an asymmetrical setting while keeping it balanced. My client chose two Australian gemstones- an oval Teal Sapphire from central Queensland, and a White Argyle diamond from Western Australia. Set in 14ct White Palladium gold- a good durable alloy which has a gunmetal colour to it, & brings all of the beautiful cool tones out of the sapphire.
A recent custom engagement ring featuring the most stunning ethically sourced 0.50ct GIA certified D VVS White Australian Argyle Diamond set flush in yellow gold.
This ring was inspired by the Gemmy Mountain signet ring, but scaled up and refined to fit a larger diamond. I finished it with a smooth satin brushed gold polish on the face not to distract from the diamond, and to contrast with the gentle rocky hand carved texture on the sides.
A colourful custom signet ring for Fran.
Fran came to me after seeing my Bedrock rings- she loved the hand carved geometric forms with gemstones embedded on the front and sides. She wanted me to create a chunky version, with a big white diamond in the center and a sprinkle of gems on the side. Being a painter, she chose a beautiful palette of colours in sapphires and diamonds.
I absolutely love how this ring turned out… a truly collaborative piece between me & a client which turned out just as she imagined.
A custom engagement ring for my lovely clients Michael & Michelle- Australian Champagne Diamond & 18ct Yellow Gold.
Michael proposed to Michelle with the loose diamond over the Christmas holidays, and then they both chose the setting and design together with me at my studio. We went for my signature hand carved textured solitaire, customised with a slightly wider border and ring band to balance the size of the diamond. They decided to cast it in rich 18ct yellow gold, to complement the warm tones of the diamond. See this beauty sparkle in motion over on my Instagram.
Natalie came by my studio last year when she was visiting Sydney, wanting me to remodel some of her rings. She loved another ring I had in the studio at the time which I was working on for another client- a rough carved signet style ring in gold which had smooth face + a single diamond embedded on the front. She also liked shape of this signet ring I made a while back, so we took elements of both & refined it slightly to bring the gold weight down.
I photoshopped a few different gemstone placement options on the ring so she could visualise the final piece, deciding on 8x champagne diamonds randomly scattered over the front.