Archive for December, 2011

Ancient Walrus Ivory

Finally got around to slicing these gorgeous fossils!  The entire process is quite tiring..ivory is fairly easy to work with but it generates A LOT of fine dust.

I have given the slabs a soft shine finish, I prefer it this way. If over polished I feel it looks like marble!

The thinner pieces will be set into bezels then strung into plain gold chains or wire wrapped chains with diamonds or mammoth beads. The thicker pieces will be drilled through to use as beads. I may insert a tube set diamond into some of the beads to add some extra bling.

I have a few of the larger pieces still waiting to be cut up, will post pics when they are ready.

Sapphire Lens

Remember the diamond shaker ring from a few posts ago? Here is a petite version of that ring! I will set tiny (1-2mm) fancy color rough diamonds (blue, green, yellow, orange, champagne, white and pink!) into these tiny bezels and cover them with real sapphire lens!

It will be a very limited product with only 50 being made. The band will be slim and set around the bezel so its a flush fit to the hand. They can still be layered quite nicely however due to the tiny size.

These rings will be part of a crystal collection which will also include diamond entrusted vials holding sapphires or rough diamonds! These are extremely limited with only 2-4 pieces being made. I will be posting these in my shop next week.

Fossil Walrus and Mammoth Ivory

I recently discovered this amazing material! Its extremely difficult to get in Canada because a special permit is needed to ship it across the border. Its due to the material being ivory and the customs officers cannot differentiate fossil ivory from fresh ivory (not true because fresh does not have much color!).

Anyways, I have some on the way and I cannot wait to set these lovely pieces as slices into bezels! They would make some really beautiful statement pendants and rings..even bracelets! I plan on doing plain bezel settings, some with diamonds set flush into the bezel (experimenting!) and eventually send some to my diamond setter in India to do a thin line of pave diamonds 🙂

Once I get the material in hand I will post some pictures, below is a sample!