Little Diamonds Get a Terrific New Life

    I run into clients all the time with small caches of tiny diamonds. Sometimes they’re loose. Sometimes not. Often, the diamonds are set in some ancient—and out of date—piece of jewelry.

White Gold Princess Cut Diamond Pendant with Milgrain Edging. Ring into pendant

Turning a Ring into a Pendant

  Tamar’s big aquamarine just wasn’t working as a ring. First of all Tamar didn’t wear yellow gold and second of all when she tried wearing it, besides being gigantic, it wouldn’t stay upright. When a top heavy ring is on your hand, even if you normally can wear rings comfortably, the top heavy ring…

Three diamond rings made from one inherited ring

Inherited Jewelry – What to Do With Your Inherited Jewelry?

Your beloved Grandma Lowena passed on. You are past tears and you are moving on with your life.Your lawyer Mr. Pender has given each of the family members pieces of her jewelry. You received her soldered together wedding set and clip-on pearl earrings.Hmmm, now what? You can’t wear those clip-ons as they are. And her…

3 Gold Charms - After redesigning the pin

Re-Purposing Jewelry: Inherited Charms

What Carla did With Inherited Charms Carla called me about some inherited charms. I liked her story and I loved her charms. Follow her story and maybe find some inspiration for any charms you may be harboring.

Wedding bands into necklaces

Creative Ways to Re-Purpose Your Parents Wedding Bands

    After creating this beautiful memorial piece of jewelry for Debra, which ended up being written about in Dr. Oz’s magazine, The Good Life , I became interested in what great ideas my fellow jewelers were coming up with to re-purpose wedding bands. Check out all the creativity out there.

woman wearing custom designed aquamarine pendant|CAD design aquamarine pendant|

Tamar’s Aquamarine Gets a New Home

Designing in a Favorite Style Tamar had a large, beautiful aquamarine that was trapped in ring far too small for it. She envisioned turning it into a beautiful pendant to wear with her John Hardy necklace. There was a particular style of pendant from John Hardy that Tamar really loved, but she could not find a…