Artists

Meet Your Designer, Sophia

For being such a small object, there are a lot of details to determine when designing an engagement ring. Having the help of a seasoned expert Sophia Shen, with a over a decade of experience designing jewelry, to guide you through the process makes every decision that much easier. Finding the perfect engagement ring shouldn’t […]

Meet Your Designer, Chelsea

Collaborating with your own personal designer is one of the most unique aspects of custom designing a piece of jewelry at Green Lake Jewelry Works. Our designers serve as artistic guides to lead you through the design process and offer creative insight so you receive a piece of jewelry that is meaningful and personal to […]

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’s way too many […]

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 […]