Custom Ruby and Moonstone Tree

Another example of a custom piece. She wanted something with June and July birthstones. June is traditionally pearl, but instead of pearl, she wanted something a little more “gem” looking. I researched some options for her and ultimately, we went with Rainbow Moonstone. It’s a really lovely, semi-opaque stone with an inner fire that sparkles and catches the light.

I think this is just a lovely result. Ruby is one of four precious gemstones (along with Diamond/April, Emerald/May, and Sapphire/September) but I was able to find some gorgeous ruby rondelles for a reasonable price and paired them with the rainbow moonstone button beads. The tree is set in sterling silver wire.

One of many examples of birthstone trees and custom Family Trees I have made lately. Want one of your own? Email! I’d love to make something personal for you too.

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.