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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Meet the Artist!

Dawn


I love what I do!

I express myself & my personality through my love of sculpting and designing! We all start somewhere to end up where we are and where we want to be. 

I'm was born and raise in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.  I currently live in Huntersville, NC.  Not to far from Lake Norman.  The area is beautiful and growing fast! I am very close to my family, as most all still live near by.  

This isn't a resume so I'm not going to start at the very beginning of how I got to where I am, but I have been through a lot of growth, business and the ups and downs that come with it. 

In 2011 I decided to really put my passion for designing and sculpting to work for me. What started out as a hobby, quickly became a business.  I took my new designs of bracelets, rings & earrings on the road with me to show and sell at art festivals, art shows and Artisan markets.  I developed a nice following and did custom designs for the people that followed my work. 

I then decided to branch out and put myself online, so I joined Etsy.com. 

Raw Diamond Twig Engagement Ring
I started out with one of a kind sterling silver bracelets, rings and necklaces. As time went on, I learned more techniques, learned about raw diamonds and gemstones. These unique raw materials fascinated me! 

The raw rough uncut natural diamond twig engagement ring quickly became my most popular design and still is. (photo left)

As business started to grow, I needed extra hands on deck.  I hired my daughter, Missy. Missy quickly became my right hand man when it came to working with customers, marketing and keeping everything running so I can do what I do best, design, sculpt and create new products! 

I love what I do! I love to create and talk with customers.  Our customers share their proposals stories, their wedding & anniversary photos with us all the time! It's the best feeling in the world to make something that is a part of their special occasion. 

I am introducing new gemstones, moissanite diamond and hand crafted designs all the time! I hope you enjoy the designs I am so passionate about and I hope I can create something special for you! 

Thank you for stopping by to get a little glimpse into my little design world! 

-Dawn











Monday, November 18, 2019

2.43 ct. Moissanite Leaf and Twig Engagement Ring - Yellow Gold Wedding Band

Leaf and Twig Engagement Ring
Leaf & Twig Engagement Ring

Item Details:
Handmade Engagement Ring
Handmade
Materials:
Solid Gold
Gemstone: 
Moissanite Diamond


14k carat Solid Gold Moissanite Engagement Ring
Leaf and Twig Engagement Ring
Hand Sculpted and Handmade
Engagement Ring
This ring was hand sculpted by Dawn using the lost wax method. Each leaf was hand sculpted and placed on the twig vines and then cast in 14k Gold (shown).


Top Width: 10.60mm
Bottom Band Width: 2.57mm
This ring is available in 14k and 18k Yellow Gold, Rose Gold and White Gold.


Moissanite Engagement Ring
2.43 Carat Moissanite Diamond

The Forever One Moissanite diamond is a 2.43 DWT (3.78 grams) Radiant Cut Moissanite Diamond.

Size: 9mm x 7mm
Description: Colorless; eye clean; excellent brilliance; good cut; good polish

Note: Certified Authentic Forever One comes with a certificate of authenticity.


ABOUT MOISSANITE:
Charles & Colvard is the original creator of moissanite. The process is lengthy, complicated and expensive, which limits the output—it takes two to three months for the creation of a single gem. Charles & Colvard’s manufacturing process and years of expertise in creating the gemstone.


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Leaf and Twig Wedding Sets - Black Rhodium Engagement Rings - Raw Uncut Wedding Rings





Hand sculpted Raw Diamond Wedding Set, a true one-of-a-kind creation.

My Process: These rings are hand sculpted by me (Dawn) in wax using the Lost Wax Process. I have been sculpting my twigs, vines and leaves since 1987 and enjoyed creating every single one of them.

Metal: 14k or 18k solid Yellow Gold gold with black rhodium plating, distressed to highlight the textures I put into my rings.

Our Diamond adheres to KPCS, Kimberly Process Certification Scheme, so it is genuine and comes through legitimate sources only.

Our Engagement Rings:

● Rough Diamonds are approximately .65 carats

Optional Stones include hand cut and rough Rubies & Sapphires

● Our 14k and 18k Golds are solid Gold, Cruelty-Free Refined Gold from the US.

● Leaf & Twig Engagement ring is 9.5mm wide at top and 3.67 at the bottom.

● Matching Band is 3.9 wide at the Leaf and 2.7mm at the bottom of the band.







Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Raw Diamond Rose Gold Engagement Ring - Engagement Ring Set


Twig Engagement Ring
Twig Engagement Ring

 Item details:
Handmade

Materials:
14k or 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Yellow Gold, White gold

Gemstone Options: 
Rough Diamond, Moissanite Diamond or Hand Cut Gemstones

Raw Diamond Bridal Set using a uncut diamond in our 
hand sculpted Twig Design.

There is something inside me that appreciates the details found in nature. Whether its in the shape of the leaves and how they touch each other, the tree's many textures or how the limbs reach out to the sky. I see it all as something that grows with passion and has a valuable purpose in our lives. I want that exact feeling in every ring I create.

Those same thoughts go into every design I create in my studio. When I sit down at my bench, I will look at that diamond or gemstone and visualize how those limbs will hold that little jewel up in the air. I want to sculpt the branches and leaves as if its a presentation to you, so I hope you find something of mine that touches your heart as much as it has touched mine.

Hand sculpted Diamond Wedding Set, a true one-of-a-kind creation.

Items Descriptions:

● Premium Rough Uncut Raw Diamonds, all Are Cruelty-Free Diamonds.
Our Diamond adheres to KPCS, Kimberly Process Certification Scheme, 
so it is genuineand comes through legitimate sources only.

Engagement Ring/s:

● Rough Diamonds are approximately 1.5 carats up to 2 carats

● Our 14k and 18k Golds are solid Gold, Cruelty-Free Refined Gold from the US.

● Twig Engagement ring is approximately 11mm wide at top.
● Matching Twig Band measures 1.7mm wide.
● Both Bands together at the bottom is 3.3mm wide.
● Finish: Twig Finish and Polished.

● Your Engagement rings will come a black velvet ring box.

This item ships USPS Priority and International. Please Check Policies concerning Customs, Duty and Taxes for International Shipping.


Monday, November 11, 2019

Handmade Leaf and Twig Moissanite Diamond Engagement Ring

Handmade Engagement Rings
2.43 Carat Radiant Cut Moissanite
Diamond Engagement Ring

Beautiful 2.5 ct 
FOREVER ONE COLORLESS Moissanite Engagement Ring hand sculpted using the Lost Wax Method. I hand sculpted 8 leaves on my twig band to feature this amazing brilliant radiant cut Moissanite diamond by Charles & Colvard.
Hand Sculpted Details
Handmade or handsculpted as I would like to say is all about the details. Instead of the traditional bar needed between the prongs, I incorporated a tiny leaf to keep the prongs from spreading.

On the other end of the prongs I chose to have a circular vine. This creates a softer look to my design.

I have a few more hours of sculpting to fine tune my little piece of art, but I'm so excited to be casting this ring in 14k yellow gold.

Handmade Engagement Rings

This ring will be completed on Friday, November 15th 2019 and will be featured on Etsy. I will be posting the Leaf & Twig Engagement Ring which will be available in 14k and 18k Gold.

I am so excited about this ring and I hope you will come back to visit and see the finished ring.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Aquamarine Engagement Ring using a Raw Uncut Aquamarine Gemstone

Twig Engagement Ring
Twig Engagement Ring

Item Details:
Handmade

Materials:
14k or 18k, Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

Gemstone: 
Aquamarine

Unique Engagement ring using a raw aquamarine gemstone which creates a beautiful Aquamarine Engagement ring in 14k Rose Gold, White Gold or Rose Gold.

- Approximately 1.5 carat Hand Cut Raw Aquamarine
- Available in 14k or 18K Solid Gold
- Finish is hand polished with twig texture



I have waited exactly two years staring at my faceting tools until now. Creating our own hand cut gemstones is a milestone for me, it's like everything I envisioned for my hand sculpted designs has finally come full circle. I truly hope you see my vision in giving you a true one-of-a-kind ring.

Each design was created in wax to mimic little twigs with tiny branches holding a artistically hand cut in our studio.

This is a beautiful artistically fancy hand cut Aquamarine from our rough gemstone collection. Each gemstone is cut in our studio in which we follow the natural shape of each stone instead of the traditional faceted cuts. I wanted to create the ultimate one-of-a-kind hand cut and sculpted ring.

The twigs and band are cast in 14k Rose Gold with textured bark markings.

Our Refined Gold and Gemstones are both Cruelty-Free.

Your ring will come with a black velvet pouch and a black ring box.

Why have I chosen to hand cut our Gemstones:

Gemstone material that has not been extensively cut and polished is referred to as "Rough".

Rough material that has been hammered to knocked off the brittle fractured edges is said to have been cobbled.

So, what I have chosen to do is remove the brittle fractures by hand polishing our rough gemstones in our studio here in North Carolina and allowing a longer lifespan of the stone for our customers. A stone that has been hand cut is a stronger stone and in my opinion a safer stone to have.

To keep the integrity of the rough gemstones, we only remove the brittle edges and keep true to the unique shape of the original rough gemstone. This way we can create a beautiful artistically cut gemstone that is still Cruelty-Free but very unique in shape.

This is my way of giving you a true one-of-a-kind hand sculpted and hand cut ring.
-Dawn Vertrees


Monday, October 7, 2019

Twig Engagement Ring by Dawn Vertrees

Raw Diamond Engagement Ring

Item Details
Handmade

Materials
Gold, Rose gold, Silver, White Gold

Gemstone: 
Diamond


Raw Diamond Bridal Set using a uncut diamond in our hand sculpted Twig Design.

There is something inside me that appreciates the details found in nature. Whether its in the shape of the leaves and how they touch each other, the tree's many textures or how the limbs reach out to the sky. I see it all as something that grows with passion and has a valuable purpose in our lives. I want that exact feeling in every ring I create.


Those same thoughts go into every design I create in my studio. When I sit down at my bench, I will look at that diamond or gemstone and visualize how those limbs will hold that little jewel up in the air. I want to sculpt the branches and leaves as if its a presentation to you, so I hope you find something of mine that touches your heart as much as it has touched mine.

Hand sculpted Diamond Wedding Set, a true one-of-a-kind creation.

Items Descriptions:

●1.12ct Raw Uncut Diamond

●Top Band Width 6.80mm
●Average Side Width: 3mm
●Narrowest Width at bottom: 1.90mm

●2nd Band Overall Witdth: 2.38mm - 1.76mm

Optional Stones are Raw Uncut Diamonds, Hand Cut Raw Gemstones, Rough Montana Gemstones.

Solitaire Only: $795.00
Band: $300.00



● Your Engagement rings will come a black velvet ring box.

This item ships USPS Priority and International. Please Check Policies concerning Customs, Duty and Taxes for International Shipping.

● Additional Raw Diamond Rings: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DawnVertreesJewelry?ref=si_shop&show_panel=true§ion_id=10707658

● Additional Leaf & Twig Wedding Bands, Rings, Promise Rings as well as Bridal Gifts: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DawnVertreesJewelry?section_id=10707658&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

Dawn Vertrees Jewelry...Elegance Uncut.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hand Sculpted Twig Bridal Set with a Raw Uncut Diamond in 14k Yellow Gold

Engagement Ring
Raw Diamond Engagement Ring
Item Details:
Handmade

Materials:
Gold, Platinum, Rose gold, White Gold

Gemstone: 
Raw Diamond

Twig Engagement Ring
Leaf Bridal Ring
New Leaf and Twig Ring, Raw Diamond Engagement Ring shown in 14k Rose Gold, 
a unique engagement ring.

Please NOTE: The completed ring in photos is Available Now and can ship within 1 week, with sizing.

I wanted to create a delicate yet beautiful Leaf and Twig Engagement Ring using an Uncut Raw Diamond, so I sculpted the branch band first and then I hand sculpted 8 natural flowing leaves along with their stems that reach up and embrace the uncut
Engagement Ring
Unique Engagement Rings
diamond. These are truly elegant wedding rings that will flatter her finger.

Raw Organic Conflict Free Diamonds & Hand Cut Gemstones Available for this setting, message us for details!

●1.08ct Raw Uncut Diamond

●Top Band Width 7.22mm
●Average Side Width: 3.91mm
●Narrowest Width at Bottom: 2.10

●2nd Band Overall Width: 2.38mm - 1.76mm

Optional Stones are Raw Uncut Diamonds, Handcut Gemstones and Rough Montana Sapphires

Solitaire Only: $855.00
Band: $300.00


All rings are Available Now shown in 14k Yellow Gold.

This ring comes with a single ring box with a black DV velveteen drawstring pouch.



Dawn Vertrees Jewelry...Elegance Uncut.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Raw Diamond Engagement Ring - Unique Engagement Ring - Leaf and Twig Ring - Uncut Diamond Engagement Ring - Twig Bridal Set - Twig Ring

Engagement Ring
Leaf and Twig Engagement Ring

Item details
Handmade

Materials
Gold, Platinum, Rose Gold, Silver, White Gold

Gemstone: 
Raw Uncut Diamond

New Leaf and Twig Ring, Raw Diamond Engagement Ring shown 
in 14k Rose Gold, a unique engagement ring.


I wanted to create a delicate yet beautiful Leaf and Twig Engagement Ring using an
Engagement Ring
Raw Diamond Bridal Set
Uncut Raw Diamond, so I sculpted the branch band first and then I hand sculpted 8 natural flowing leaves along with their stems that reach up and embrace the uncut diamond. These are truly elegant wedding rings that will flatter her finger.

Raw Organic Conflict Free Diamonds & Hand Cut Gemstones Available for this setting, message us for details!

Raw Uncut Diamond is a 1.82 carat Rough Diamond and approximately 8mm x 6mm low profile diamond.

This ring comes with a single ring box with a black DV velveteen drawstring pouch.

Additional Raw Diamond Wedding Rings:

Additional Leaf & Twig Wedding Bands, Rings, Promise Rings as well as Bridal Gifts: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DawnVertreesJewelry?section_id=10707658&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

Dawn Vertrees Jewelry...Elegance Uncut.

Friday, September 20, 2019

New! .75ct Raw Russian Diamond, Pink - Orange Diamond, 14k White Gold Twig Engagement Wedding Set by DV Designs

Engagement Ring
Natural Uncut Russian Diamond
Item details
Handmade

Materials
Gold, Rose gold, Silver

Gemstone: Diamond

.75 ct Natural Raw Uncut Russian Diamond, 14k White Gold Twig Engagement Wedding Set

Stone: .75ct Natural Uncut Raw Octahedral shape Russian Diamond.
Lustrous natural diamond crystal with a complex form that has bright internal flashes visible in some orientations and inclusions that give off a fancy pink-orange color. It has a dark specks noticeable to the eye.

Engagement Ring
Handmade Twig
Engagement Ring
Material: 14k White Gold with matching Twig band
Finish: Polished edges and inside of bands for comfort with a branch texture on the outside.

Each design was created in wax to mimic little twigs with tiny branches holding a rough pink orange diamond.

This ring can hold several hand cut gemstones as well as other raw uncut diamonds, please send us a message for requests.


Our Refined Gold and Diamonds/Gemstones are all Cruelty-Free.

Each design is hand sculpted with each stone being unique in shape, this is my way of giving you a true one-of-a-kind hand sculpted ring.
-Dawn Vertrees

Your ring will come with a black velvet pouch and a ring box.

Engagement Ring
Custom Wedding Ring