- 2 weeks ago
Emerald with diamond halo.
Emerald with diamond halo.
Sapphire. No filter.
angelwaye : Oh, wow! Thanks so much. I’m blushing at your extremely kind words. I tend to feel a little shy about my projects and ideas, since they are so far out of the norm. I imagine David Klass’s team wanting to hide every time I contact them with a crazy idea — ha, ha!
I’m so happy I discovered the world of custom jewelry. It means I can finally have the kind of pieces I always wanted to wear but could never find. (Hopefully that makes sense with my awkward wording.)
longtimemrs : David must be a lot of fun to work with on these projects. I work with a jeweler down the street from him but he is more just straight e-ring focused. I don’t think there is anything that DK will shy away from. Most people wouldn’t conceptually think of these sorts of designs and it is a beautiful way to blend fantasy, earth, art and gemstones. My daughter is obsessed with dragon’s at the moment so I showed her your dragon ring. I would love to do something with a dragon in a pendant and a ruby for her birthstone one day. This feels like such an untapped market. I was reading recently how 3D printing has allowed shapes to be made in jewelry that were not possible before. I just think they are so cool!
mrsaarthurhastie : Thank you! I had in made from Sam at Debebian’s in LA. It really is a true work of art to look at it. I was stuck on this ring that I saw from Hancock’s of London that had this deep ‘V’ transition in the shank but the whole thing was done in platinum. It sort of became my inspiration. At the same time, I keep dipping my hand in yellow gold again trying to get used to it. I have never seen anyone split a shank in half with two colors so we used the ‘V’ as transitions for the gold colors and diamonds on all sides and engraved the rest. The yellow gold was kind of bright so we did a black rhodium finish on it which I love. I actually added it to a vintage band and they go together perfectly.
The ruby collar has been done by a few designers but it is taken from the ribbon collars on the Tiffany rings from a decade or so ago. I like to try different things with jewelry. We added rubies in a red color because I wasn’t too keen on pink and I already had a blue sapphire ring. I have seen it done in emeralds, rubies and blue sapphires as well by other people.
It doesn’t matter which direction I look at the ring, there is always something interesting go on. I feel like that is done for myself more than for other people. Over time I feel like a ring is more than just the face up view. There are so many design elements that can be done underneath and from the side as well. I am adding a design under the aquamarine that I am working on with Sam right now too. You can email him at [email protected]. He is a lot of fun to work with and I find his prices so much cheaper than what I paid at a local jeweler in my town. I also like that all his trades are in-house so it is easy to fix any problems if they come up. I did not have this experience with my local jeweler and it was an expensive lesson.
Blue sapphire center stone, white sappire side stones
angelwaye : DK and his team are so much fun. I really enjoy working with them on each design. No matter how crazy my idea, they are always amazing about it. Also, I love the idea of 3D printing. I think it’s an amazing concept and so cool.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I know it sounds silly, but I actually teared up a little bit reading them. I love owning and wearing eclectic jewelry, and I also love combining different and unexpected shapes and natural elements into the jewelry I wear. I wanted pieces like this when I was younger, but they didn’t exist. And, whenever I would mention my ideas to people, I always got a “why are you so weird?” kind of reaction. So I guess I got used to thinking of my own ideas as being weird/undesirable.
I love that your daughter loves dragons! My mom hoped I would grow out of my obsession with them, but, clearly, I haven’t. Ha, ha! I bet she would love a special draconic piece with her birthstone in it!
Pink Ruby with diamond halo from when my hands were smaller
longtimemrs : I grew up in a town that was ‘home of the dragon’s’ from elementary through high school so I had dragon’s on everything My daughter reads all the Wings of Fire series with dragon’s or really anything with a dragon in it.
My sister was always called weird and had a very eclectic sense of style too. I think artistic/creative people can be misunderstood. I recognize that not everything maybe my ‘style’ but I have a real appreciation for good design…which is why Ii stalk DK’s IG because I see things being done at a higher quality then almost anywhere else. Creating something unique is also so much fun!
Here is my giant london blue topaz
Swiss blue topaz centre and London blue topaz side stones in white gold
angelwaye : That sounds like my kind of town! I would have loved having a good excuse to have dragons on everything — ha, ha!
Yes, I think you’re right about creativity often being misunderstood. I write, which is my main creative outlet. And it was never considered normal or a good thing when I was growing up. It’s funny how those childhood lessons stick with us, even when we hit adulthood.
Luckily, my daughter loves dragon everything, too. So we have that in common, and we have a lot of fun with it. =)
longtimemrs : The guy who cut both of my latest gemstones (Aquamarine & Tourmaline) posted this T-shirt. His wife is an artist and I it was timely that it combines dragon’s and gemstone’s of all things!