Showing posts with label Unique Engagement Rings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Unique Engagement Rings. Show all posts

Saturday, June 8, 2019

4.5 ct Hand Cut Ruby Twig Ring Setting in 14k Gold by Dawn Vertrees

Alternative Engagement Rings
4.5ct Hand Cut Ruby
from our Rough Gemstones
Item Details

Gold, Rose gold, White gold

Gemstone: Hand Cut Ruby in North Carolina

4.5 ct (shown) Hand Cut Ruby in 14k Gold Leaf and Twig setting

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.

Engagement Rings
Leaf and Twig Ruby Ring
Each design was created in wax to mimic little twigs with tiny branches holding a artistically hand cut in our studio.

Our Refined Gold and Gemstones are all Cruelty-Free.

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.

Handmade Engagement Ring
One-of-a-Kind Ruby
Engagement Ring

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

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

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
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 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.

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:

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"

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 

● 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