Sapphires

Bespoke Commissions, Diamonds, Engagement Rings, Sapphires

Double Setting- Australian Teal Sapphire & Australian Diamond Engagement Ring

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.

Bespoke Commissions, Sapphires, Engagement Rings

Emerald-cut Blue Australian Sapphire & 18ct Yellow Gold Engagement Ring

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.

Bespoke Commissions, Diamonds, Sapphires

Custom Diamond & Coloured Sapphire Signet Ring

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.

Engagement Rings, Bespoke Commissions, Sapphires

Peach Sapphire & Argyle Diamond Engagement ring.

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.

Photoshopped concepts of possible engagement rings.

Photoshopped concepts of possible engagement rings.

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.

Bespoke Commissions, Sapphires, Earrings, Necklaces

Bespoke Sapphire Stud + Necklace Set

Bespoke 18ct Yellow Gold + Australian Teal Sapphire Stud Earrings & Pendant

The majority of the custom pieces I make are rings, so making an earring + pendant set was a refreshing & fun project to work on. These pieces are a similar design to my Dita Studs, and Dita Necklace, but with a larger central gemstone.

I sourced some beautiful teal Australian sapphires which change between blue-green depending on the light, & cast the hand carved setting in rich 18 carat yellow gold to complement & enhance the colour of the sapphires.

These designs can be custom made in any colour combination of the metal and gemstone rainbow. Think rose gold with rubies... white gold with white diamonds... or yellow gold with emeralds... any & all possibilities.

Bespoke Commissions, Engagement Rings, Sapphires

Teal Sapphire & Gold Bespoke Ring

Teal Blue Green Australian Sapphire in 9ct Yellow Gold. Alexandra Dodds Custom Alternative Engagement Ring. Sydney NSW.

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