Artists

Meet Your Designer, Sasha


Sasha was practically born into the jewelry industry! Growing up with a mom who was a designer specializing in pearl jewelry, she naturally developed a deep love for all things bejeweled. Her path took an interesting turn in her college days, when she started buying and selling vintage gold jewelry. This ignited a passion that […]



Meet Your Designer, Brooke


Brooke began her career as a Graphic Designer when she was serving in the United States Air Force. She worked with photographers and videographers on a wide range of projects including recruiting visuals, documentation of Operation Enduring Freedom, various award and promotion plaques and signage for military installations.  She’s always been an explorer, touring the […]



10 Custom Wedding Bands You Can’t Just Purchase


  For over 20 years the Green Lake workshop has been turning out stunningly delicate, glimmery engagement rings that dazzle on the finger. We’re proud of that work and share it often, but we’re equally proud of the bigger wedding bands we forge and imbue with just as deep a meaning too. As with engagement […]



16 Unique Engagement Rings from 2016


  Each year at Green Lake Jewelry Works, designers reflect on the most innovative, challenging and unique custom engagement rings created in the workshop. These are designs that we’d never seen before, pieces that pushed our technical abilities as jewelers and expanded our repertoire as artists. We’re not into picking favorites (there are way too […]



12 Unique Engagement Rings from 2015


At Green Lake, we get to make engagement rings that really challenge creativity and test technical ability. Pieces start out as wild ideas that are eventually translated into the perfect ring for our clients – picking ‘favorites’ is near impossible, which is why we post our work at least twice daily on Facebook and Instagram. Still, there’s […]



ARTISTS AT WORK: Krista Robertson Wins 2015 Vision Award


Each year MJSA – the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design – announces winners from its Vision Awards Competition. Created to recognize outstanding achievements in design and manufacturing, awards are segmented into categories most representative of the modern jeweler. One of those areas of distinction is ‘Custom Design’ and […]



ARTISTS AT WORK: Goldsmith Everett Hoffman Wins National Recognition


‘Artists at work’ isn’t some empty tag line here; our bench jewelers regularly have art on display in galleries around the country. Most recently, Green Lake Gold & Platinumsmith Everett Hoffman won entry into the first ever annual chasing & repoussé international exhibition, hosted by Denver’s Outnumbered Gallery on behalf of the Society of North […]



ARTISTS AT WORK: Custom-Cut Sapphire


The Green Lake workshop crafts custom made-to-order engagement rings and wedding bands day in and day out. In order to bring each client’s vision alive, designers and jewelers must often push the limits of noble metals and precious gemstones to the max. We’ll extrude impossibly thin wire for delicate filigree,  blaze and electrify metals to […]



BEST IN SHOW: Shinya Takahashi Wins Again


  As Green Lake’s Technical Director, Shinya Takahashi keeps our considerable online gallery of work neatly indexed and organized, a purpose-built collaborative design platform serving our friends out-of-state, and an internal production tracking system – as well as a proprietary client resource management strategy – all buzzing with reliable efficiency and regular updates. Shinya is […]



ARTISTS AT WORK: Green Lake in Chicago


At Green Lake, you’ll see our little ‘artists at work’ slogan just about everywhere; it’s on our signage, on our letterhead, and on the little copper boxes in which each ring we craft is delivered. This slogan (by the way) is absolutely true, and this month there are two artists in particular you really need […]