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 engagement ring featuring a beautiful blue 2.24ct Emerald cut Australian Sapphire, set in an 18ct yellow gold hand carved textured claw setting. A contemporary take on a classic solitaire.
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 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.
A custom engagement ring from earlier in the year.
One of the things I enjoy most about custom pieces is when I get challenged to try new things, they often end up sparking new ideas I might have not come across otherwise.
Anna bought this beautiful Asscher cut Sri Lankan Alexandrite to me, to creature a unique engagement + wedding ring set. This gemstone cut was one I hadn’t worked with before so was excited to create something different, but still stay true to my style.
We set it into a hand carved 18ct gold setting, paired with an 18ct gold teeth wedder for some contrast in texture.
I am happy to incorporate your own gemstones or diamonds into custom pieces. Get in touch with me here to find out more about the process.
A surprise engagement ring for my long time friend Kyra. Her boyfriend Josh got in touch and gave me a bit of freedom to come up with a few different ideas of what she might like. Kyra was a florist so wanted to make something with soft colour, she had also once mentioned Morganites & Diamonds in a comment which I used as my starting point. I mocked up a few photoshopped images of my ideas and sent them to Josh. He liked the round central gem flanked by two diamonds, so I began the hunt for the perfect gem.
Morganites are beautiful peachy-pink gemstone but they are a bit softer than a sapphire or diamond, which are the gemstones I most recommend for engagement rings because of the extra durability. Luckily sapphires come in just about every colour under the sun, so I managed to source a beautiful peachy pink Morganite-coloured sapphire just for her. Nestled between two white Australian Argyle and cast in 18ct rose gold- the most beautiful and rich colour of rose gold. I had originally thought to put champagne diamonds on the side, but once the ring was cast in the 18ct rose gold, we decided to go for classic white diamonds for contrast and so the peach tones in the sapphire would stand out.
Click here to see a video of this beautiful peachy pink sapphire in motion.
A recent custom engagement ring with a big beautiful 1.01ct Teal Blue-Green Australian Sapphire, set in buttery 9ct gold. We gave the band a smooth matte finish, with my signature textured setting around the sapphire <3