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Cecile Raley Designs — engraving

Hand Engraving

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

Engraving can add a nice personal touch to a piece of jewelry that is special to you. I recently sold an unheated Burma sapphire to Jeannie, who had been looking for one for years. But that kind of expenditure doesn't always leave financial room for a custom design from scratch. So we had to improvise. Jeannie wanted something antique looking but without an astronomical price tag (which is rather...

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The Seahorse Ring: A New Design Journey

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

Several months ago I took on a project that involved setting a customer’s diamond, an old miner, into a ring completely designed from scratch. My customer, Lynne F. works as a marine biologist in Florida and wanted a motif that involved sea horses. And I wanted to see if I could make this happen. Obviously, there’s nothing out there design wise I could borrow from, and these sea horses would have...

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