Leap Day Proposals


Every four years, we add a day to the calendar to account for the fact the Earth does not complete an orbit around the sun in exactly 365 days. This ‘Leap Day’ is a day to compensate for this time difference and to prevent our seasons from shifting later and later into the year. Historically, […]


Our Top 14 Favorite Shadow Band Styles


One of our specialties at the Green Lake studio is designing wedding bands that are just as unique and special as their engagement ring counterparts! Here are some of our favorite styles of shadow bands from our designers and the engagement rings they are made for. 1. Crown Style This style of shadow bands typically […]


Parti Sapphires


Bi-color gemstones are a fascinating demonstration of the effects of a changing natural environment during the formation of a given stone. People are often familiar with the unique charm of bi-color tourmaline, but not many know about the gorgeous variety of parti sapphires. The specific conditions necessary to create sapphires are incredibly rare. Sapphires are […]


Best of 2019: The Top 20 Ring Designs


Every year at Green Lake Jewelry Works brings new milestones, new stories, and new artistic achievements. Here are our top 19 most memorable designs created in 2019, chosen by our designers to share with you. 1. Mandala Halo Ring This spectacular platinum engagement ring is filled with the most intricate, dazzling detail! A light green […]


Holiday Proposal Ideas


Whether you are planning to get down on one knee in front of friends and family, or you want to pop the question on a snowy mountain with just the winter sky as witness, we all agree: Holiday proposals are magical – and you want to propose with a perfect ring! A singular piece that […]


Mine Your Own


    Join Green Lake Jewelry in supporting our local Boys & Girls Clubs. Your $10.00 donation earns one bag of real Montana sapphire rich gravel to sort and explore. Fun for all ages! 12 to 4 pm BELLEVUE: Saturday, September 7th SEATTLE: Sunday, September 8th               This is the second […]


Sustainable is Beautiful


    Since its founding over twenty years ago, Green Lake has been a leader in creating sustainably sourced and ethically produced jewelry. Did you know we were one of the first jewelry studios in the country to cast all our rings from recycled metal? On this Earth Day, we’d like to highlight two materials […]


Traditional Celtic Jewelry Motifs


    Whether it’s inspired by ancestry or lineage, love of swirling and intricate knots and braids, or just an ardor for all the romance and lore that Ireland represents, Green Lake couples look to traditional Celtic design to bring depth and meaning to their custom wedding rings. Here are just a few of our […]


Best Rings of 2018


This unique collection of engagement rings marks an eventful year of custom design from our Bellevue and Seattle studios. From ornate to floral, vintage to contemporary, we are excited to inspire you with this collection of custom pieces beautifully crafted by our expert designers and jewelers. We adore when classic styles come together with contemporary […]


New in 2019: The Nigerian Sapphire Initiative


    Gems from Africa   By now you’ve no doubt noticed the great deal of attention that’s paid to the materials entering the workshop: Locally sourced Montana sapphires, Fairmined certified gold, diamonds on a global blockchain — and sapphires from artisanal miners in Nigeria. For the past couple of decades there’s been a sort […]