The Story of the Hidden Reef…

A client commissioned this necklace and earring set to wear for her daughter’s wedding. She brought me her dress so I could see the cut and color. We chatted as I made a few sketches until she said, “That’s the one—go for it.” While I worked from the sketch, the pieces really came to life in the fabrication process as I made design choices around the gold work and gemstones. As a focus, I chose to use Montana sapphires, for their soft blue quality and freshwater pearls for their luminous texture and organic irregularity. The combination made me think of ocean life: the way sea vegetation and animal life are layered and move underwater, catching the light from above.

HIDDEN REEF NECKLACE

 

Hand fabricated in 22K and 18K gold. Montana sapphires, rainbow moonstones, and freshwater pearl.

HIDDEN REEF EARRINGS

 

Hand fabricated in 22k and 18k gold. Montana sapphires and freshwater pearl.

Hidden Reef Necklace

Hand fabricated in 22K and 18K gold. Montana sapphires, rainbow moonstones, and freshwater pearl.

Hidden Reef Earrings

Hand fabricated in 22k and 18k gold. Montana sapphires and freshwater pearl.

Create a Custom Piece of Jewelry

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Wearing jewelry is an ancient tradition spanning every continent…

MOONSTONE EARRINGS

 

These rose cut Burmese moonstone earrings were commissioned to pair with a moonstone pendant I had previously made.

The drawing is just detailed enough to give you the idea.

Hand fabricated in 22K and 18K gold.

MARQUIS DIAMOND RING

 

Weighing nearly 1.5 carats this marquis diamond was previously set in a chunky 1960’s mounting that my client inherited.

She gave me quite a bit of artistic liberty and was thrilled with the finished piece.

MOONSTONE EARRINGS

These rose cut Burmese moonstone earrings were commissioned to pair with a moonstone pendant I had previously make.

The drawing is just detailed enough to give you the idea.

Hand fabricated in 22K and 18K gold.

MARQUIS DIAMOND RING

Weighing nearly 1.5 carat this marquis diamond was previously set in a chunky 1960’s mounting that my client inherited.

She gave me quite a bit of artistic liberty and was thrilled with the finished piece.

Jewelry embodies love, marks milestones and achievements in our lives,

and the lives of those we adore…

REFURBISHED RING

 

Set with Maine Tourmaline and sapphires this ring was lovingly worn daily for over 25 years.

It was totally refurbished including re-cutting the center stone. I made it larger and it is happily back home on my client’s hand.

PEARL CAP

 

An initial drawing was proposed for this stunning Tahitian pearl that had been collected over 20 years ago.

The client decided on a simpler design and I sent her a photo and video of the hand carved wax for approval.

The finished piece was cast in 18K palladium white gold.

REFURBISHED RING

Set with Maine Tourmaline and sapphires this ring was lovingly worn daily for over 25 years.

It was totally refurbished including re-cutting the center stone. I made it larger and it is happily back home on my clients hand.

PEARL CAP

An initial drawing was proposed for this stunning Tahitian pearl that had been collected over 20 years ago.

The client decided on a simpler design and I sent her a photo and video of the hand carved wax for approval.

The finished piece was cast in18K palladium white gold.

Commissioning Tracy Johnson to create a custom piece for you or your loved one

is a collaboration to create a legacy heirloom piece of adornment that will last for generations.

Repurpose & Reinvent!

Every piece of jewelry has a story.

 

You may want to keep the story, or you may want to change it. The style may be outdated, or maybe it was never your style to begin with. I am here to create for you a lasting legacy with a fresh look that you will be pleased to wear and pass on to the next generation.

 

Not only can I reuse the stones, but I can recycle your old gold. After determining karat and weight, I purchase your old gold at market value and apply a credit to your order.

 

Custom design is a specialty and with more than 30 years experience, I am qualified to make it happen. By utilizing sketches and photos, and a one-on-one approach, your ideas combined with our experience and craftsmanship to create…

 

Elegant Handcrafted Jewelry for a Lifetime.

FYI…

METALS

You will be able to choose from the following metals:

  • Sterling Silver
  • 14k, 18k and 22k yellow gold
  • Platinum
  • Rose, Green and White golds are also available.

GEMSTONES

Tracy Johnson has developed trusted relationships with many gemstone suppliers throughout the world. Gems may be shipped for your approval with a credit card deposit. We strive to source the most natural gems emphasizing conflict free diamonds as well.

SIZING

If you do not know your ring size or it is a surprise gift for a loved one, contact us for a solution. We are here to help you.

ETC…

  • A sketch may or may not be needed. Once the design and price quote is agreed upon, a non-refundable deposit of 50% is required and work will begin. Quotes are subject to amendment if there are significant gains in the precious metals market. All quotes take into account minor daily fluctuations.
  • For cast pieces a wax carving will be created. You will have the opportunity to see the wax and make design changes before the wax is cast. A photo of the wax will be emailed to you for approval.
  • Included in your custom purchase is a jewelry appraisal to use for your records and or insurance.
  • Full payment is required before the finished piece is shipped to you.
  • We are committed to our client’s happiness!

Contact Tracy To Start Your Custom Piece!

 

Use the form below to describe your project or ideas or call (207) 833-5600

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