Showing posts with label one of a kind engagement ring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label one of a kind engagement ring. Show all posts

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Hand Sculpted, One of a Kind Twig Rough Diamond Engagement Ring

Branch Engagement Ring


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)

Material: 14k Yellow Gold

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

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Large Raw Uncut Rough White Diamond, Twig Engagement or Anniversary Ring in 14k Rose Gold by Dawn Vertrees

Engagement Ring
Large White Raw Uncut Rough Diamond
Twig Engagement Ring
Item Details

Gemstone: Diamond

● Your ring will come a black velvet ring box.

● Matching Twig Ring Guard for this ring:

● Matching Twig Wedding Band for this ring:

Dawn Vertrees Jewelry...Elegance Uncut.

● Additional Leaf & Twig Wedding Bands, Rings, Promise Rings as well as Bridal Gifts:

Dawn Vertrees Jewelry...Elegance Uncut.

Engagement Rings
Twig Engagement Ring

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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

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