Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Garnet Deco ring almost finished!

The stones are set! The colour of this garnet is so deep and rich. I have been developing the hand engraving for it and I have settled on a couple of architectural elements that I think will really give the ring a unique Deco perspective.... I'll give you a hint! It will be inspired by a New York landmark.

Friday, November 19, 2010

garnet deco progress

The fall rush is mostly delivered and the Christmas orders are starting to come in but not crazy yet so that left a little time to work on the garnet ring. I cast it and cleaned it up. This is an in progress shot. I need to set the stones and do a bit of hand engraving but I am pleased with the results so far. I want the hand engraving to be a strong element but not take over. I have a couple of ideas that I am developing... I'll post a sketch or two soon.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Custom projects

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post. The studio is positively buzzing these days with orders. Love is in the air, lots of engagement rings... I sometimes catch myself humming the love boat theme... "Love, exciting and new, come aboard, we're expecting you... " I wonder what it says about me, my three favorite shows when I was young were Love boat, Simon and Simon, and Magnum P.I. Is it a coincidence that they all had great theme songs? Hmmm a little off topic here... or are we?

I decided to include a couple of pictures of recent projects, since the custom work has forced me to put the garnet art deco ring on hold for a couple of weeks. The top ring is a beautiful 4.80 ct cushion cut Ceylon sapphire with channel set princess cut diamonds. The second ring is a channel set Ruby baguette eternity ring... very Marilyn Monroe... The early part of November usually brings more engagement rings and wedding bands and then we will slowly start to segue into the Christmas season, only seven weeks left!