Comissioned Jewelery : Wedding
|JANET & RUTH - 18K Gold, Sterling Silver, and Recycled Diamond RingsJanet and Ruth wanted to use the diamonds and gold that their mothers had given them to be used in their wedding bands. The diamonds were extracted and the gold was refined to go towards the cost of the rings. Then, the diamonds reset into the interlocking ring design, which was also agreed upon by the couple.
NICK'S RING - 18K White Gold and Yellow Gold, 22K Gold, and Emerald RingThis client didn’t know what he wanted for an engagement ring; he only knew he wanted a pear shaped emerald and mixed metals. He gave me pictures of his girlfriend’s tattoos and some of her paintings to inspire my design. Ultimately, I worked off her tattoo designs and came up with a design incorporating a pear shaped emerald and a mix of 18k white and yellow gold.
LYNELLE - 18K White Gold and Blue Sapphire RingA client requested an engagement ring and matching wedding band with a cage-like structure around the stone, which would not be a diamond. I created a design that incorporated a blue sapphire and cage-like feeling around the stone that allows the wedding band to sit underneath the engagement ring which also has blue sapphires.
IAN'S RING - 18K White Gold RingFor his wedding band, Ian wanted a wide band that had a slight dome on top. In order to break up the massiveness of such a ring we decided to carve and shape the sides to give a slight organic movement to the ring.
STARING TIGERS - 18K White Gold and Tiger's Eye RingsThis customer had seen a ring similar to this design and wanted both rings to match for him and her but have them modified to fit his needs. So once settling on tigers eye for the stones I had them cut to his specific size requirements and then I set them into the rings. He also wanted as part of the commission to have engraved a message on the inside of both the bands.
JOSE & KATIEJose and Katie wanted rings that did not include diamonds, mixed metal colors, and, since Katie uses her hands a lot, something that would not get caught on anything. We modified one of my existing designs to create her engagement ring and a simple matching wedding band. Jose wanted a plain band with two engraved lines, inside which I engraved a message.
KAREN & DAVEFor their wedding rings, this couple was more interested in having a detailed engraving done which represented images of things they liked to do. So they came up with a drawing that involved activities and images from nature. They wanted both bands to have the same image but be slightly different widths.
WARREN & FRANCESFor their wedding rings, the couple liked the symbolism of two different metals joined to create a ring. They also liked the idea of having slightly domed ring shanks and to have the sides curved to give the rings some movement. So I decided to solder white and rose gold together, shaping flat stock into dome and molded the sides to their specifications.
WEDDING NECKLACE - Sterling Silver, Fine SIlver, Synthetic Sapphires, and Russian QuartzTogether with the client, who collected the stones over many years, I created a one-of-a-kind piece in which the gems signified his family members and new wife. The design of the necklace was inspired by patterns in the wedding dress.
MATT & e - 18K White and Yellow GoldThe design of these wedding rings incoprorated elements from a variety of my other works and integrated multicolored golds.
JESS'S RING - 18K White and Yellow Gold, Vintage Diamonds, and RubyThe concept for this engagement ring was a prominent central element surrounded by smaller multicolored stones. Family heirloom diamonds were incorporated into the ring.