Stylistic Scarab Beetle Ring and Fused Diamond Ring

July 31, 2009

There is a fine line between a goldsmith making what he wants or making things to sell. For instance, I sometimes make precisely what I like and, mostly they don’t sell very fast, I’m afraid. So eventually they sit around in dusty corners of the safe or in the shop window collecting tarnish. On the […]

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Carved Aquamarine Ring and Laminated Gold Ball Gemstone

July 26, 2009

This is the third and last of the aquamarine pieces that were made for replacement stock. A ring, a pendant and lastly, another ring. I did not cast this wax carving. Problem was I put the stone at 45 degrees-ish and then when I showed it to Anne she said it was kak. The 45 […]

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An Aquamarine Ring and an Aquamarine Pendant

July 20, 2009

This is a pale aquamarine that I laminated and faceted after I inserted a .10ct diamond in it. The aqua is not actually as pale as in the photo, though. I suspect the diamond makes is look a little lighter in colour. It is set in a 18kt yellow and white gold dress ring. The […]

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Carved Aquamarine Ring, a Bangle and Odds and Ends.

July 13, 2009

I just finished this stock replacement ring. 18kt yellow and white gold set with diamonds. The shank is made out of white gold in the center and yellow on the outside. I was going to add all the usual frills that I do when Anne said, no leave it just like this. She liked the […]

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A Gold Jade Ring and Two Composite Stones

July 3, 2009

This is a ring I made for Mort. Set with a Canadian Nephrite Jade, one of the toughest stones that I have made a cab out of recently. I hammered this stone it to the ring hard, and it laughed at me. I could have hammered the white gold flush onto the stone, but I […]

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Of Cutting, Carving, and Composite Gemstones

July 1, 2009

I have been hard at work cutting round stones. Anything from 3mm to 6mm. I like round stones. They easy to make tubes for, they work well with most designs and they don’t require lots of real estate….small ones I mean. But well cut small stones are surprisingly difficult to get. On the Internet or from […]

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Three Rings and Furtheration of the Time Tower.

June 24, 2009

I finished this ring today. Set with a .85ct diamond and the tube in white gold with little diamonds set in the fused sides. This is a sort of stock ring for me. I cast the basic shank and then I fit, in this case, titanium that has been heat blued. The dolphin is then […]

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A Titanium/Larimar Pendant, Spessertite Garnet and the Time Tower.

June 8, 2009

This pendant sold over the Internet last week. Even though it’s not new work, I think it is some of my more original work. It took four attempts to carve a shape of St Maarten out of larimar. The colour is actually deeper than in the photograph. I made the surround out of 18kt gold […]

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A Choker, a Pendant and the Time Tower (of course)

June 3, 2009

This is a 18kt choker that I made for René with her gold and diamonds. Making this piece took quite a long time, because there are lots of rings to be made. There are thirteen rings in the center part in which the diamonds are set. They all had to be centered and soldered and […]

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Titanium Earrings, a Pendant and Furtheration of the Time Tower

May 29, 2009

A new design. A set of titanium earrings with the shape of St. Maarten in 18kt gold. I must say that the blue titanium map jewellery sells very well. I would not hesitate to suggest that any ‘smith should have this type of model in their inventory. The shape of the place they are in, […]

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