Historical Periods of Jewelry


While all of the jewelry we make at Green Lake Jewelry Works are brand new custom pieces, many of our designs are inspired by or draw elements from classic antique styles of jewelry. The phrase “antique-inspired” covers a huge range of history, so we thought it would be fun to briefly visit a few iconic […]



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, […]



Fabricating Filigree


Filigree is a jewelry-making technique that dates back as far as 2500 B.C, and examples of this type of work are seen in many cultures across history. From the latin word “filum” for thread, it describes ornamental work of fine wire (typically gold or silver) formed into delicate tracery. For ages, the art of handcrafted […]



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 […]



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 […]