Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Artistically cut rough gemstone with hand sculpted Twig and Leaf designs by Dawn Vertrees

Ruby, Sapphire, Emeralds and More!


Most people are surprised to hear that rubies,sapphires, and emeralds have been found in North Carolina. They are even more surprised when they learn that there are about a dozen locations in North Carolina where anyone can look for gemstones and keep anything that they find.

Gem materials found in North Carolina include aquamarine, beryl, citrine, emerald, garnet, moonstone, rose quartz, ruby, sapphire, smoky quartz, staurolite, topaz, tourmaline, and many others. Members of the North Carolina Legislature declared emerald the state's official gemstone.

Partially cut Rough Gemstones for Wedding Rings, Anniversary Rings, Birthday Rings, Promise Ring  Amethyst found in   Catawba County, NC
Amethyst found in
Catawba County, North Carolina
A small piece was taken from this North Carolina Amethyst Crystal and was artistically hand cut for me. It absolutely blows me away seeing something so beautiful in its crystal form and then artistically cut to give me a beautiful gemstone for me to sculpt my wax around it.

Cutting our own stones have taken my designs full circle, with hand cut stones and hand sculpted designs using the lost wax method.

This gives new meaning to one-of-a-kind creations. Each stone is cut based on the rough gemstones organic shapes. The shape of the stones dictate how the gemstones are cut...we simply just follow the lines.

Rough Amethyst
Artistically Hand Cut

These stones will not have the traditional common features such as a crown, girdle, and pavilion. They will not be calibrated or cut for a set size. I am looking for fewer cuts on these gemstones so that they would work with my organic designs.

Not being calibrated means that each design will have to be hand sculpted around the stones each time. No two designs will look alike.

The primary material will be 14k and 18k Yellow, White and Rose Gold which is Cruelty-Free and refined here in the US.


The wax model I am sculpting below is only partially completed. It will be my first
Hand Sculpted Twig
using the lost wax
method.
design using our new gemstones.

Once the wax model is completed, it will be cast in 14k Yellow or Rose Gold and the amethyst will be set afterwards. The twigs will become the prongs.

This ring would make a beautiful Engagement Ring, Anniversary Ring or just simply a Fashionable Statement Ring.

Once completed it will be available on Etsy. You can email us at dvjewelrydesigns@gmail.com or just contact us through Etsy, you'll see that button on our front page.

We will start production this week on additional stones starting with Aquamarines, Morganites and Peridot.

Once into full production we will be adding these new designs at our sister store in Newton, NC to purchase. Additional Information will be coming soon.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Rough Diamond Bezel Post Earrings Recycled Gold - Rose, White, or Yellow Gold Custom Made Earrings by Dawn Vertrees

Rough Diamond Bezel Post Earrings Recycled Gold - Rose, White, or Yellow Gold Custom Made Earrings
Rough Diamond Earrings in 14k Gold
Description
Rough Diamond Bezel Post Earrings Recycled Gold - Rose, White, or Yellow Gold Custom Made Earrings by Dawn Vertrees
2 Total Carat Earrings
These earrings are hand sculpted around a well matched pair of rough diamonds. The diamonds are certified conflict free, and are ethically sourced and our gold is certified Cruelty-Free here in the US.

Each post earring are approx. 1 carat each, a total of approx. 2 carats (2 TCW)
Each earring is solid 14k Yellow, White and Rose Gold

Size: Our bezels are approx. 6.5mm x 7.5mm
Finish: Polished or Matte Finished
Each earring comes with 2 - 14k Silicone Padded Friction Earring Back plus 2 extra backs.


Hand sculpted Wedding Post Earrings
Available in 14k 18k
Yellow, White and Rose Gold

Monday, January 28, 2019

Two-Tone Leaf, Twig Wedding Band or Anniversary Gift by Dawn Vertrees


Two Tone Leaf Twig Wedding Band
Hand Sculpted Two-Tone Leaf Wedding Band
Description
Beautiful Two-Tone highly detailed Leaf, Twig Ring or Anniversary Ring, hand sculpted by me...Dawn Vertrees. 

10 Hand sculpted Leaves, 3 which can be cast in a different gold color. Optional Gold are White, Yellow or Rose Gold.

Please see "personalization option" to let us know what color accent leaves you'd like on your ring. 

Overall Leaf Width: 4.9mm Approx.
Overall Bottom band Width: 2.6mm Approx.

Your ring will come with a velvet ring box and velvet ring bag. 

Shipping: USPS Priority & International Priority Mail
Please allow 2-3 weeks to make in your size.



Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rose Gold Rough Diamond Cube Twig Engagement Ring

Hand Sculpted Unique One-of-a-kind Engagement Rings with Twigs to hold each Diamond.
Twig Engagement Ring

Natural Rough Diamond Cube Twig Engagement Ring

Hand sculpted Twig Bridal Set, hand sculpted, a one-of-a-kind creation. 

I wanted to create a beautiful yet elegant Twig Ring using a Rough Uncut Cube Diamond, so I sculpted the branch to focus on the showcasing this rough diamond.

The Congo cube rough diamonds are also known as Congo cubes raw diamonds and Congo cubes uncut diamonds. Each Diamond is Cruelty Free including the gold we use.
1.83 Carat Natural Raw Uncut
White Congo Cube Diamond

● Diamond: Premium Rough 1.83ct Uncut Raw Diamond.

Raw Uncut Rough Diamond - Cruelty Free Diamond.

● Your rings will come a black velvet ring box.

● 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.


About the Congo Cube Diamond:


Congo cube rough diamonds originates from the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are especially well known for their square or cube shape.  The Congo cube rough diamonds are also known as Congo cubes raw diamonds and Congo cubes uncut diamonds. The shape rough diamonds are size 1 mm to almost 6 mm, sometimes bigger size is also available. The colors of the lots are often mixed, from a rare white to silver, gray, yellow, green, brown and more. 

Rough diamonds used to be the days of the past in rough diamond dangle pendants, rings, necklace, earrings, bracelets, and other vintage jewelry, but nowadays they are used in designer diamond jewelry. Every rough diamonds supplied by our supplier to DV Designs are Kimberley process certification compliant. Cruelty-Free Diamonds.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Natural Pink Morganite Princess Ring with Halo of Diamonds in 14k Rose Gold

Princess Halo Engagement Ring 

Hand Sculpted Leaves
Halo Engagement Ring


This 14k Rose Gold Natural Morganite Halo ring features a .50 (5mm) set in a beautiful halo of 18 - 1.2mm faceted diamonds set by hand.

This ring has two hand sculpted.

Material: 14k Rose Gold

This ring ships in a Black Velvet Ring Box.

Click here for additional Information








Center Stone Morganite Information:

Center Stone: Natural Beryl - Pink Morganite
Color: Medium Peachy Pink
Shape: Round Premium Cut
Morganite Size: 5mm
Weight: Approximately .50 Carats
Quality: AAA Fine Quality

Details of Ring:

Metal: 14K Gold
Metal: 14k Rose Gold (shown)
Accents Stone: Diamonds 1/5 carats
Diamond: 18 Pieces Round Cut
Natural Conflict Free Diamonds
Diamond Quality: G in color SI in clarity
Top Width: 9mm
Band bottom: 2mm

Morganite Meaning: Morganite is a heart chakra stone and carries the energy of Divine love and compassion. It is an excellent stone to work with emotional trauma. It helps you come to terms with past pain and see the meaning and purpose of it in the larger path of your life.

"Skip the diamonds, morganite is the new engagement stone in town — and it’s pink! Here's everything you need to know about how morganite engagement rings measure up to other styles" https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-ideas/morganite-engagement-rings

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Leaf & Vine Raw Diamond Twig Engagement Ring

Unique Engagement Rings using rough uncut cruelty free diamonds as well as cruelty free gold.
Elegant Leaf and Vine

Hand sculpted Twig Bridal Set, hand sculpted, a one-of-a-kind creation. 

Our wedding rings are a great alternative to traditional or mass produced Wedding rings.
Hand Sculpted by Dawn
using the lost wax method.
I wanted to create a beautiful engagement ring with Rough Uncut Diamond, so I sculpted the branch to focus on the showcasing this rough diamond and elegant leaves draped over the raw crystal like diamond. 

● Our Diamonds: Premium Rough 1.5-1.91 ct Uncut Raw Diamond.
● Raw Uncut Rough Diamond - Cruelty Free Diamond.

● Finish: Polished. 

● Your ring will come a black velvet ring box.


Dawn Vertrees Jewelry...Elegance Uncut.
Raw Diamond Engagement Ring
Premium Rough Diamond
Cruelty Free Diamonds and Gold

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Hand Cut and Polished Montana Sapphire Twig Engagement Ring, 14k Rose Gold by Dawn Vertrees


Montana Sapphire Twig Engagement Ring
Beautiful Blue Sapphire, Engagement,
Anniversary or Promise Ring
This Blue Montana Sapphire was hand cut using a very old Jamb Peg Machine which is a device used in faceting gems comprising a piece of wood containing a series of holes in which a dop stick can be fixed at varying angles. These are hand cut so the faceting is not a calibrated and may be slightly uneven with slight imperfections in the sapphire.

Additional Jamb Peg Information and Pictures at http://www.dawnvertrees.com/2018/04/teal-montana-sapphire-twig-engagement.html 

● 1.40 carat Blue Montana Sapphire. 7.5mm x 5.1mm (As shown)

Engagement Ring:
● Engagement ring is 7.5mm at the top and wide at top and approximately 2.7mm at the bottom of solitaire.

● Finish: Twig Finish and Polished.

● Your rings will come a black velvet ring box.

●●● Optional Gemstones: White Sapphires, Blue Sapphires, Yellow Sapphires, Green Sapphires. Please message us for available stones.


Engagement Ring

Gold Ring


Twig Engagement Ring, Uncut Rough Blue Aquamarine Gemstone in 14k Gold by Dawn Vertrees

Uncut Rough Aquamarine  Twig Engagement Ring
Uncut Rough Aquamarine
Twig Engagement Ring
Description
Hand sculpted Twig Engagement Ring, a one-of-a-kind creation. 

Solitaire Only! Please Note, Wedding bands are available for this design.

● Please note that this ring is available now! If you were to purchase this ring in another gold color, the stone will vary but will be close to the same shape and color as possible. Raw natural stones all vary in shape, size and color. 

I wanted to create a beautiful yet elegant Twig Engagement Ring using a Rough Uncut Aquamarine, so I sculpted the branch to focus on showcasing this rough uncut gemstone.

● These are premium rough 1 ct up to 1.7ct Uncut Raw Gemstones. 
Raw Uncut Rough White Montana Sapphires are Cruelty Free Gemstones.

Engagement Ring:

Uncut Rough Aquamarine  Twig Engagement Ring
1 Carat Uncut Aquamarine
set in 14k White Gold
● Engagement ring is approximately 11mm wide at top depending on the gemstone size.
● Finish: Polished. 

● Your rings will come a black velvet ring box.

●●● Optional Uncut Rough Gemstones: White Sapphires, Blue Sapphires, Yellow Sapphires, Green Sapphires, Aquamarine, Garnets, Rubies and Emeralds. Please message us for available stones.

● 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

14k Gold Asymmetrical Leaf, Twig and Diamond Bridal Set

Round .25 Carat Natural Diamond Wedding Set, Twig texture with 3 hand sculpted leaves in 14k Yellow Gold.
Asymmetrical Leaf, Twig
and Diamond
Bridal Set 
Round .25 Carat Diamond Bridal Set, Branch style texture 
with 3 hand sculpted leaves in 14k or 18k Gold by Dawn Vertrees Jewelry

Description
Round .25 Carat Diamond Bridal Set, branch style texture with three hand sculpted leaves in 14k Yellow Gold (shown)

This ring was hand sculpted by Dawn using the lost wax method. She has creating a asymmetrical leaf and twig bridal set which make a wonderful alternative to traditional designed rings. 

Optional Diamonds are available for this ring which include using a Moissanite Diamond, or a variety of faceted gemstones including Aquamarine, Sapphires, Topaz, Peridot, Garnet to name just a few.

Optional Metals are 14k and 18k in White, Yellow and Rose Gold.

Hand sculpted branch style texture with three hand sculpted leaves cast in 14k yellow gold with a .25 natural diamond.
14k Yellow Gold
hand Sculpted by Dawn

About the Diamond:
Round .25 Carat 
SI/GH Quality

Twig Rings:
Recycled Conflict Free Gold available in 14k white, rose, or yellow gold; or 18k yellow or white.
Overall Top Band Widths (both rings): 11.5mm
Overall Bottom band Width: 5.2mm
Finish: Polished and Twig, Leaf Texture accents.
Sizing: US whole, half, and quarter sizes