Custom Order – Opal and Garnet Tree of Life in 14K Gold

I love making things that are wholly unique; pieces that are envisioned by my customer and not necessarily something I would have thought of or would have made on my own. I also love when I can make something truly personal and meaningful for my customers.

This piece is sea opal and garnet; the birthstones of her and her husband together in a tree. Opal is the birthstone of October and garnet is the birthstone of January. She wanted it in gold, so I also ordered some 14k gold fill wire. I think the result is just stunning.

This is my “medium” size tree, making it larger than the standard pieces and coming in around 1.75″ in diameter.

Have something in mind that’s custom or unique just for you? Love my trees but want a special family tree, memorial tree or other combination you haven’t seen before? Let me know! I would love to make something beautiful and special for you as well.

Mother’s Day

One of the things about being a jewelry designer is that there’s a lot of opportunity to make gifts for people instead of buying them. For example, this Mother’s Day, I made my Mom a custom Family Tree pendant with my birthstone, my sister’s birthstone and her birthstone. I tend to work in silver primarily, but Mom is much more of a gold woman, so I picked up some 14K gold-fill wire just for her piece. (Gold fill is pure gold in basically a thick plating. With gold $1500/oz right now, even though it’s not solid gold all the way through, it’s still gold, and thus, not exactly cheap!)

The gemstones are April – White Topaz (substitute for diamond), May – Emerald (genuine), and August – Peridot.

Mom has been wearing it every day since she reports and has even gotten compliments on it when she was out for lunch the other day. Something like this is a unique way to show family ties and to remind her of the three of us together.

I’ve made Family Trees for other people as well, so if you want one made for yourself – in silver, gold, with chips or rondelles, small or large – just drop me a note. I’m happy to work with you on something custom that’s meaningful and beautiful for your enjoyment.