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 […]

Green Lake adopts 100% Fairmined Certified gold

    This year Green Lake is proud to announce that every ring cast in 14K, 18K and 22K yellow gold will now come from Fairmined certified mines. This means that the gold Green Lake uses within its studios will empower small-scale mining organizations to meet world-leading standards for responsible practices — making your wedding ring […]

MJSA Vision Award Entry, “Fairmined Engagement Ring”

  MJSA (Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America), a leading trade group for jewelers, celebrate outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design with its annual vision awards. This past year’s contest focused on design with responsibly sourced materials and environmentally sensitive manufacturing processes. A leader in setting new standards for sustainable jewelry making, Green […]

Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery moves into Green Lake Studios

    SEATTLE’S MUCH LOVED JEWELRY ART GALLERY MOVES INTO TWO NEW LOCATIONS   Since first opening Facèré at the Seattle Sheraton in the early ‘80s, Karen Lorene’s gallery has become a magnet for both emerging and internationally known jewelry artists, who could well display in a museum (and many do).  Over the years she […]

Gift Ideas from Green Lake Jewelry Works

    It’s that busy time of year again when the Green Lake workshop must waive a white flag in surrender; we simply can’t create any more custom rings in time for a Christmas Day delivery. Totally bespoke pieces take a good deal of time to handcraft — and for good reason — but that […]

A Custom Design from Start to Finish

. Have you ever wondered how a ring is made? At Green Lake, we love to share every step of the process with our clients so they can see first-hand the care and attention that goes into creating each unique design. From start to finish, we proudly present this custom ring design to you. . […]

Vintage Vibes

Check out these 4 stunning vintage inspired designs! Click the photo to purchase. Ring 1: PLATINUM VINTAGE STYLE ENGAGEMENT Ring 2: PALLADIUM ENGRAVED SOLITAIRE     Ring 3: ANTIQUE INSPIRED SOLITAIRE     Ring 4: PETITE FILIGREE SOLITAIRE

The Top 13 Ring Hazards

  .   With our twenty years of experience making jewelry, we have heard a lot of stories from our clients about their jewelry mishaps. We made this list to help make you more familiar with some of the seemingly innocuous activities that can add unnecessary wear and tear, and ways to prevent losing your […]

Green Lake Wins ‘Best Wedding Rings’ in Seattle

  For the 6th straight year, the Puget Sound wedding community has nominated Green Lake for ‘Best Locally Made Jewelry’ and ‘Best Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands’ in the annual Best of Bride Awards from Seattle Bride Magazine — and we won (again)!   With other great area jewelers also nominated in these categories each […]

Awesome Reviews & Green Lake Couples

We love receiving photos and reviews from our clients of their new custom jewelry.  Thank you for sharing us in the excitement! – The Designers & Artisans of Green Lake Jewelry Oh my gosh, if I could put 10000 stars I would! This place is AMAZINNGGGG!!!! Not only do they have excellent customer service, quality product, […]