Thinking about getting Engaged? Looking for that perfect gift to commemorate a special occasion? If you need something custom made, either personal or corporate, please feel free to e-mail me at anytime. Custom Diamond Engagement rings and wedding bands are my specialty. If you have your own ideas, that's great. I would be happy to work with you to make them a reality.
I use Conflict Free Diamonds and Canadian Certified Diamonds.
I also only use quality metals in the fabrication of new items. These precious metals have been professionally refined to the highest standards and comply with all Canadian Government regulations.
Expert and Professional Jewelry repairs are also available at a reasonable cost.
If you would like to browse my new Automotive,Sport and Trade inspired store ( WrenchHead Jewelry ), please click on the appropriate link on the right.
Please feel free to leave a comment about my site at the at the bottom of the page.
This Custom Made 19KT White And Yellow Gold Pearl Enhancer features a 5.45ct. VS2 G color Pear Shaped Diamond. This piece is jointed and swivels. It can also be removed from the Pearls as shown.
The Tanzanite and Diamond Pendant below is reversible. It is finished on both sides to allow the wearer some flexibility.
This is one of my finest and most intricate pieces of Jewelry. My Dragonfly is to scale and the wing membranes are also. The details were time consuming, but well worth the result.
Seahorse design above credit to Matthew Todhunter
Sapphire Pendant below design credit to Matthew Todhunter
Ruby and Diamond Ladies Necklace and the two following Sapphire \ Diamond Pendants design credit to Dr. Roger D Morton
Irish Harp design credit to Matthew Todhunter
Opal Brooch and Pink and White Diamond Brooch below design credit to Matthew Todhunter
Cameo below design credit to Matthew Todhunter
This is a great alternative to the traditional Family Ring. A Family Stone Pendant that features natural stones.
Egyptian Pendant design credit to Matthew Todhunter
Custom Made Ladies 14KT Yellow Gold Brooch Set with Emeralds of Canadian Origin.
Unusual 14KT Abstract Scarab Ring with bead set natural rubies.
After numerous attempts at satisfaction with mainstream Jewelry stores, this client was referred to me. Their Engagement mount featured in the two photos below was brought to me with hopes of making up two matching Wedding Rings. This is a popular Antique style that has been obsolete for many years. It would be virtually impossible to match exactly. Many Jewelers suggested they could make a solid curved band and without a doubt would not have a proper match in stock. Having access to a modern milling machine allows a set to be created that looks close to original. This set was photographed sitting side by side. They fit perfect when soldered together.In the end, these Customers managed to get exactly what they wanted.
Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring below Matrix design creditto MatthewTodhunter
Yellow and White Diamond Engagement Ring below is a Matrix product, with deisgn credit to Matthew Todhunter
Blue and White Diamond Engagement Ring below and Diamond Engagement Ring above design credit to Dr. Roger D Morton
Trilliant cut Diamond Engagement Ring below design credit to Matthew Todhunter
Diamond and Sapphire Platinum Band below design credit to Matthew Todhunter
Pearl and Diamond Engagement Ring design credit to Akhila ( Customer)
Genuine Stone Family Ring design above credit to my brother, Jim West of J. West Goldsmiths
Orange and Blue Diamond Gents Ring design credit to Dr. Roger D Morton
Great looking Platinum Gents Wedding Band 17.3 grams.
Sapphire and Diamond Gents Ring below design credit to Dr. Roger D Morton
I am pleased to say that I have been making the IPSC Canada Championship Award rings annually since 1984. The motto of IPSC is DVC. Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas, (Accuracy, Power, Speed)
The Drumsticks, Raquetball Raquet and the Dogsled are some of my early fabrication work from the late seventies.
These are some South Sea Pearls strands that I thought I would include in my blog. I just like the look and thought I would share. One picture is of a Baroque (odd shaped) South Sea Strand with an 18KT Ball type clasp and the other is of a colored South Sea Strand with an 18KT clasp.
Pictured below is a hand made custom ring in progress. This first stage is the carving of the wax model. As you can imagine, it can take many hours to get the details just right. The finished owl ring weighs 35.0 grams of 18KT yellow gold. A pair of bezel set black spinels are set into the eyes to replicate pupils. This mount has a personality of it's own when seen in person.
IN THE WORKS
Although not limited to these catagories, I have recently been engaged in developing a new line of Automotive, Sport and Trade Inspired jewelry ( WrenchHead Jewelry). This is a new direction for me, but something that I have been wanting to do for a long time. Coming from a mechanically inclined family, I have been an automotive enthusiast most of my life. I now have 38 pieces in my line with many more coming. I also have a dedicated website for the WrenchHead Line showcasing these items. These are all truly unique and not available in Retail Jewelry Stores anywhere.
Here are three items featured in my WrenchHead line. All three are very different from the other. One is a Holley Dominator Carburetor Pendant. The Carburetor weighs approximately 25.0 grams.
The second is a Gibson Les Paul Guitar Pendant that weighs appxroximately 7.9 Grams.
The Gibson Les Paul, Fender Telecaster, Fender Telecaster and a Gibson Flying V are now available on my WrenchHead Jewelry website.
The third item doesn't really follow the Automotive,Sport and Trade theme, but I have always wanted to fabricate one. It is a fascinating Pre Columbian artifact that is known as the "Golden Airplane". Estimated at 2000 years old, the original was dicovered in 1954 and was made famous in the documentary "Chariots Of The Gods". It is currently on display at the Museo Del Oro in Bogota, Colombia.
All are highly detailed in 14KT and available in 18KTY,18KTW, 19KTW or Platinum.
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I began training to be a Goldsmith in 1970, and possess 42 years of extensive training in all aspects of Goldsmithing. Included in those acquired skills are Pave' stone setting, custom wax model carving, casting, forging and of course all repairs including antique jewelry. I have been working in the mainstream high end jewelry business for many years. Some years I worked with big ticket retail stores and other years I had my own businesses. My specialties are Custom Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands and Carriage Trade Jewelry. I strive to be a perfectionist in all my work. I am a one man operation and my reputation rests on every item I produce.
You may notice that I give design credit on a few pieces of jewelry posted on this webpage. Over the years I have worked with some talented people. Some have contributed ideas or drawings in unison with my Goldsmithing skills to create outstanding jewelry. Ideas sometimes come from a myriad of sources. All of which are welcomed and appreciated.