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We love custom projects.
To create our jewelry, we specialize in hand fabrication with master craftsmanship, as well as hand carved wax modeling which is then cast into precious metals. We use investment quality gems and substantial gold material to create pieces that last.
We would love to work with you on any size project - and we will make it a piece of jewelry to last generations. We want your bespoke work of art to reflect your inner creativity and style, as well as your values.
Featured custom project: Colombian emerald ring
We were honored to have recently designed this bespoke engagement ring in collaboration with a special client. Our client had brought to us her own Chivor Colombian emerald of almost 5 carats, in order to create an heirloom ring.
The emerald has a luminous quality, which was not lost on us, or our client's kitty.
Together with our artisan goldsmith, we began the design process. Our client's inspiration for this ring was an iconic and timeless design. We decided on a start-to-finish hand fabricated ring, modeled in 18 and 22 karat SCS certified recycled gold. Vintage FG-VS tapered baguette diamonds were used on the shoulders to frame the emerald.
For this emerald, we wanted ideal light entry to highlight its special luminosity. Light needed to enter at just the right places directly. We also wanted to have a wide gold basket in the setting to allow the gold to reflect light as well as the gem.
Setting a precious gem is a feat of engineering -- like designing and creating a bridge. We need the prongs to secure the gem, and at the same time be aesthetically proportionate, and perfectly modeled.
This collaboration was an absolute honor to create. It was our deep desire to bring our client's concept and design to fruition.
"Working with Cate is not just a pleasure, it’s a privilege. She earned my unreserved trust with the care, diligence, and intellect she brought to the design process. The project involved a stone that was a deeply meaningful gift to me, and Cate immediately understood and respected its emotional value. The ring that she created is stunningly beautiful and perfectly executed in quality and design. It’s an heirloom, pure and simple, and I am so fortunate to have it in my family." -- AJM