Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Monday, November 27, 2023
This is a new design that came to me yesterday afternoon, so I quickly started on the project around 1pm. The wax model is still in the design process, but I thought I would share this new design with you.
This concept can be modified in so many ways other than going all twig, or adding leaves.
Sunday, November 26, 2023
Sterling Silver Green Amethyst Bridal Set, Gemstone Silver Ring, Raw Stone Engagement Ring by DV Jewelry Design
6 Prong Twig Wedding Set
Just a few of our natural
Sterling Silver Green Amethyst Bridal Set, Gemstone Silver Ring, Raw Stone Engagement Ring by DV Jewelry Designs
Twig Inspired Sterling Silver Engagement Rings. Hand sculpted in wax by Dawn and cast in Sterling Silver.
●Ring in photo has sold, but another can be made! Please note that stones may vary is color and shape slightly. We do our very best to keep the stone as similar to the listing as possible.
Gemstone: 3.32ct Green Amethyst
Hand-Cut in our studio.
Stone Measurements: 9.95mm x 7.4mm
Material: 92.5 Sterling Silver, Stamped
Ring Height: 7.38mm
Ring Length: 12.66mm
Bottom Band Width: 2.64mm
Width: approximately 2.67mm
I use this process for my One-of-a-Kind designs.
My rings shown right after being cast in gold with the Rough Ruby and Diamond in place.
The Cast-in-Place process produces the strongest rings available and is the perfect choice for active people.
I create these rings by sculpting my wax directly on the stone. These stones become my canvas and allows me to create natural flowing designs.
Once the design has been completed, the stone and the wax are cast together, this process results in a ring where the stone and the metal literally become one piece, also making each ring a one-of-a-kind creation.
Once we melt the gold at 1000 degrees, it flows around the stone where my wax was previously, I will post the Lost-Wax-Process next.
The picture shows two rings that were recently cast-in-place with the stones prior to polishing. The only stones I can use in this process are Rough Diamonds, Rubies and Sapphires and other stones will not survive.
These stones are considered precious gemstones and have a hardness of 9.5 to 10 on the Mohs scale. These stones can endure the 1000 degrees temperatures without cracking once the gold hits them. Another benefit in this process is that the gold actually shrinks 1% allowing a tight fit around the stones.
I hope you enjoy reading about my processes. -Dawn
In 2004 I went on a quest to find the perfect medium for me and my jewelry.
I started with Clay, then on to Porcelain clay, Art Clay/PMC and then I came across Jewelers Wax also known as the Lost Wax Process...It fit me perfectly.
The accuracy of the process was the key, what I sculpted in wax came out accurately once it was cast in silver or gold. I would spend many hours on a leaf ring or a starfish ring and once my wax was cast, I had an exact duplicate in metal.
My wax rings are called Models. Lost wax casting builds a mold around a sacrificial wax model. After the mold investment is set, the wax is melted out and forms a cavity where the metal or glass flows in. Using this method of casting captures fine details in both metal.
I hope you enjoyed this short introductory to my process and I plan on sharing more including a few of my quick sketches. -Dawn
Saturday, November 25, 2023
Natural Raw Morganite Twig Engagement Ring in 14k Gold, Hand-made Tree Branch Ring - Anniversary Ring- DV Jewelry Designs
Raw Rough Diamond Sterling Silver Twig Style Pendant - One of a Kind Diamond, Gemstone Pendant by DV Jewelry Designs
Rough Diamond Twig Engagement, Yellow Gold Branch Ring - Anniversary Ring- DV Jewelry Designs
One-of-a-Kind Jewelry - Made to Order (ring in photo has sold)
Rough Natural Diamond: 3.80ct
Top Width: 13.40mm
Bottom Band Width: 4mm
Hand sculpted, only 1 ring is available but I can hand sculpt another ring in White or Yellow Gold
18k Gold Available; message for pricing.
This ring comes with a small ring tote and ring box.
"Available Now Rings", One-of-a-kind rings can be exchanged.
"Made-to-order", One-of-a-kind rings are not refundable.
Creative Process: Hand sculpted wax model using the Lost-wax-process.
Cast-in-place: A process where the stone and the wax model I create is cast simultaneously in solid gold or silver. The stone and metal become one thing, making the one-of-a-kind piece each time.Dawn Vertrees Jewelry...Elegance Uncut.
DV Jewelry Designs