Showing posts with label 14k Gold Unique Engagement Rings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 14k Gold Unique Engagement Rings. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

2 Carat Hand Cut Mexican Fire Opal Leaf and Twig Engagement Ring in 14k Yellow Gold by Dawn


Engagement Rings
Leaf & Twig
Mexican Fire Opal Engagement Ring

Handmade:
Hand Sculpted using the Lost Wax Method

Gemstone:
Hand Cut

Material:
Gold, Rose gold, White gold

2 Carat Hand Cut Mexican Fire Opal Leaf and Twig Engagement Ring in 14k Yellow Gold by Dawn


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 by me to mimic little twigs with tiny branches holding a artistically hand cut in our studio.
This is a 2 carat Hand Cut Mexican Fire Opal
Additional information on the Mexican Fire Opal Gemstone: https://www.dawnvertrees.com/2019/08/hand-cut-mexican-fire-opal-engagement.html

The Band is cast in 14k Yellow Gold with textured bark markings and delicate leaf design.
Our Refined Gold and Gemstones are all 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

Engagement Rings
2 Carat Hand Cut Mexican Fire Opal

Hand Cut Mexican Fire Opal Engagement Ring by Dawn Vertrees

Engagement Ring
Hand Cut Mexican Fire Opal
Leaf & Twig Engagement Ring

Mexican Fire Opal

Translucent to transparent opal with a fiery background color of yellow, orange, or red. 
Author: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., GIA Graduate Gemologist

Mexican Fire Opal
Mexican Fire Opal: Cabochons cut from fire opal found in Mexico. They all have a bright red, orange or yellow background color.

Faceted Fire Opal
Faceted Fire Opal: Some beautiful faceted fire opals from Mexico. The red stone measures 9 x 6 mm, the orange stone measures 7 x 6 mm, and the yellow stone measures 8 x 6 mm.

What is Fire Opal?
Many people confuse “fire opal” with “precious opal”. So, here is a quick lesson on the three basic types of opal.

Fire Opal is a variety of opal that has a bright yellow, bright orange or bright red background color. The stones in the first photo on this page are fire opal. They receive their name from their fiery background color.

Precious Opal is a name given to any opal that exhibits “play-of-color”, a flashing display of spectral colors when the opal is “played” under a light source. The second photo on this page shows many varieties of precious opal.

Common Opal is a variety of opal that does not display “play-of-color” and does not have a background color that would make it a fire opal.
The name “fire opal” is all about the body color - fiery yellow, fiery orange or fiery red. It's not about "flash".

How are Fire Opals Cut?
Fire opals are traditionally cut in a variety of ways. Some are cut as faceted stones, others are cut as cabochons. The cutter decides how he/she thinks the stone will be most attractive. There is no rule for
cutting fire opal.

Transparent fire opals are often faceted so that they can be illuminated by incident light. If they have a spectacular play-of-color, they might be cut into a cabochon like most precious opal. If the play-of-color is minor, it might be cut into a faceted stone with a little surprise of flash.

Translucent stones are often cut into cabochons, but it is not unusual to see a translucent to nearly opaque fire opal with an attractive color cut into a pretty faceted stone. The three faceted stones in the photo above are wonderful examples of translucent stones that have been faceted.

Fire Opal Value
The value of a fire opal is based upon the desirability and uniformity of its color, with yellow being on the low end of value and red being on the high end.

Transparent stones are preferred over translucent stones. The best fire opal typically sells for prices that are much lower than the best precious opal; however, fire opal specimens with exceptional color will sell for higher prices than some specimens of precious opal with less impressive play-of-color.

"The defining characteristic of fire opal is the fiery hue of yellow, orange, or red that serves as a background color throughout the stone."

Durability of Fire Opal
Fire opal has a Mohs hardness of 5.5 to 6, which is soft enough that it can be scratched by many objects that it might encounter during everyday wear. Fire opal also has a low tenacity, which means that it can easily be chipped or broken.

Fire opal is best used in jewelry such as earrings, pins, and pendants that usually are not subjected to rough wear. If a fire opal is set into a ring, a setting especially designed to protect the stone from abrasion and impact is recommended.

Fire Opal Localities
Mexico has been the world's primary source of fire opal for nearly 100 years. The Mexican deposits produce significant amounts of transparent to translucent, bright orange to orange-red material. Some of the transparent material is faceted, mounted in commercial jewelry, and described as "tangerine opal" because of its color.

In the 1990s, Ethiopia became an important source of opal. Much of the Ethiopian opal is fire opal and precious fire opal. Smaller amounts of fire opal are produced in Australia, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Nevada, and Oregon.

Additional Information on Opals by  Hobart M. King, Ph.D., GIA Graduate Gemologist

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Handmade Twig Engagement Ring with Rough Uncut Diamond in 14k or 18k Gold, Engagement Ring, Hand Sculpted by Dawn Vertrees

Twig Engagement Rings
Twig Engagement Ring

Item Details
Handmade item

Made to Order

Material
Gemstone: Diamond

SHOWN: 14k Yellow Gold 

Made-to-Order Custom Twig Engagement Ring using a Premium Uncut Rough Diamonds in solid Gold.


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.
Twig Engagement Rings
Rough Uncut Raw Diamond

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 Rings, hand sculpted, 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 genuine 
and comes through legitimate sources only.

Engagement Ring/s:

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

● Diamonds: Premium Rough 1.5ct up to 2ct diamonds are available for this ring.
Raw Uncut Rough Diamond - Cruelty Free Diamond.

Engagement Ring:
● Leaf Engagement ring is approximately 11mm wide at top.
● Matching Twig Band measures 1.8mm wide. 
● Both Bands together at the bottom is 3.7mm wide.
● Finish: Branch Texture and Polished. 


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

Dawn Vertrees Jewelry...Elegance Uncut.

Twig Engagement Rings
14k Gold Twig Engagement Ring


Monday, April 29, 2019

Hand Cut Rough Ruby Unique Engagement Ring set in 14k Yellow Gold by Dawn

Engagement Rings
Hand Sculpted Twig Setting
with a Hand Cut Ruby from our rough Stock

Item details
Handmade item

Made to Order

Material
Gold, Rose gold, White gold

Hand Sculpted & Fancy Faceted Rough Ruby.

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 by me to mimic little twigs with tiny branches holding a artistically hand cut in our studio.

Engagement Rings
Hand Cut in our NC Studio following
the organic form of the
rough uncut ruby.

This is a 2.01 carat Ruby, cut from our rough uncut gemstones 5mm x 7mm
The Band is cast in 14k Yellow Gold with textured bark markings.

Our Refined Gold and Gemstones are all 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.
Engagement Rings
Hand Sculpted Twig Design
using the Lost Wax Method

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