Showing posts with label custom handmade jewelry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label custom handmade jewelry. Show all posts

Monday, November 25, 2019

1 ct Custom Leaf and Twig - Moissanite Diamond Wedding Set - Engagement Rings

Handmade Engagement Rings
Hand Sculpted Leaf and Twig
Engagement Ring

This ring will hold a .75ct up to a 1ct Round Moissanite Diamond or Gemstone.

Hand Sculpted Engagement Ring
1 carat Moissanite Diamond
This will be my Leaf, Twig & Vine Engagement Ring

Wedding Set that will be cast in 14k or 18k Yellow, Rose or White Gold.

Gemstones will include Sapphires, Opals, Amethyst, Garnet, Topaz, Tanzanite, Rubies and Aquamarine just to name a few.

Diamonds will consist of Natural Diamonds as well as Moissanite Diamonds.

This ring will be completed in two weeks and will be on our Etsy Website. I will be posting the completed ring here as well.
Leaf and Twig Custom Engagement Rings
Created using the Lost Wax Process

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hand Cut Purple Ceylon Sapphire in 14k Twig Engagement Ring by Dawn V

Engagement Rings
Hand Cut Purple Ceylon Sapphire
Item details:

Gold, Rose gold, White gold

2.8ct Hand Cut Purple Ceylon Sapphire in 14k Twig Engagement Ring

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
Hand Sculpted Twig Engagement 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 2.8 carat Hand Cut Purple Ceylon Sapphire, cut from our rough uncut gemstones 
The Band is cast in 14k White Gold with textured bark markings.

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.

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. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

Hand Sculpted Leaf and Twig Ring using the Lost Wax Method by Dawn Vertrees

Hand Sculpted One of a kind
Hand Cut Rough 1.5ct Ruby

We will be testing our first hand cut ruby on Wednesday 6/5/2019 which will be cast in place with the wax that I have sculpted around the stone (shown). Although we have successfully cast our rough uncut diamonds and gemstones for 8 years with only a few mishaps, casting our hand cut gemstones should reduce that number to zero.

GEMSTONE SET IN WAX CASTING has evolved over the past 10 years from a secret process used by a few manufacturers to a commonly used method. 

Lost wax method
Our Popular
Three Leaf Design cast in 14k Gold

GEMSTONES NOT RECOMMENDED ARE: Emerald, Opal, Jade, Amethyst, Topaz, Peridot & Garnet. 

Aquamarine, Tourmaline, Topaz, Pearl, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise and Onyx as these gemstones may burn, crack or discolor when exposed to high heat.

GEMSTONES SELECTED FOR CASTING IN PLACE should be high quality, dimensionally accurate, free of flaws and inclusions that can turn milky, frosty or crack when heated.

Engagement Ring
DESIGNS SELECTED FOR CASTING IN PLACE must allow support in at least 2 places by the surrounding investment instead of the traditional 4 or 6 prong setting. The gemstones need to be held in place securely to withstand investing, burn out and casting without coming loose.

Engagement Ring
Hand Cut Ruby Engagement Ring

Monday, May 28, 2012

My little Plumeria Necklace

Plumeria Necklace
I hand sculpted this plumeria with a blue topaz in the center along with the plumeria leaves and stems. I wanted to see the plumeria in it's nature form so I sculpted the leaves with texture and then added a high polish finish to my plumeria flower once casting was complete.

The Blue Topaz is a natural round 5mm Swiss Blue Topaz Cabochon
The Plumeria, Leaves and Stems are 925 Sterling Silver
The Chain and pendant length is 171/4" which include the clasp and is Sterling Silver as well.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed sculpting it. -Dawn