Diamonds

Cushion Cut Diamonds


It’s no wonder cushion cut diamonds are one of our most popular centerpieces for a custom design! Their unique range of dimensions makes them perfect for many engagement ring styles. Square and elongated cushion cut diamonds are now joined by more unusual lab diamonds cut into unique vintage patterns. Below are some of our favorite […]



Toi et Moi: Two Stone Rings


Romantic French Toi et Moi (You and Me) settings date back to the 17th century, when Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to widow Josephine de Beauharnais with a pear-shaped sapphire and diamond ring. Today, two-stone rings are still a timeless celebration of couples and a storied evolution of an iconic design. The selection of gemstones for a […]



Rose Cut Diamond Shapes


If you are looking for a diamond ring that will be low profile with vintage and modern charm perhaps a rose cut diamond is the perfect center stone for your custom design. Rose cut diamonds are available in so many beautiful shapes and can be styled in so many unique ways. Below are some of […]



The Importance Of Cut


Round brilliant cut diamonds are the most popular, but the criteria used to evaluate them can feel overwhelming. We all know the ‘4C’s,’ that familiar line up of characteristics that lets us know how ‘good’ a specific diamond may be:  Carat, Color, Clarity, and Cut. Traditionally, it’s in that order because most of us first want to know how […]



Birthstones


Birthstones have a long and storied past that has evolved over many cultures. If you’re a historian at heart, and passionate about gems, birthstones are a treasure trove of records to explore! In Eastern cultures, Navaratna, a Sanskrit word for nine gems, is connected to astrology and mythology and is also tied to Hindu, Jainism, […]



Ombré Jewelry


An ombré of shifting colors is a beautiful way to add dimension and detail to an engagement ring design. Custom engagement rings are a wonderful canvas to explore and play with color because the design can be tailored to your absolute favorite shades. When a gradient is built, your designer will hand-select each gemstone to […]



Find Your Favorite Gemstone Color!


Bring vibrant color into your life by choosing a beautifully colored gemstone for your engagement ring! Though considered non-traditional by some, we find that introducing color into an engagement ring can instantly infuse a piece of jewelry with your personal style. Since we specialize in custom jewelry and don’t create a ‘line’ of the same […]



Our Favorite Three-Stone Accent Gems


If you’re interested in a three-stone engagement ring design, getting in touch with a Green Lake designer is a great way to create your dream ring! There are many ways to customize a three-stone ring with unique gem shapes and colors. Building a ring with one of our designers to your preferences ensures you get […]



Find The Perfect Diamond Shape For Your Unique Ring


There is such a variety of unique diamond shapes to utilize as the focal point in a custom engagement ring. Working with the artists at the Green Lake studio, you not only have a team of expert designers and jewelers to create your ring design, but also have access to skilled gemologists to source your ideal diamond […]



Transparent Diamond Supply Using Blockchain


  Green Lake Jewelry Works is now able to offer ethically sourced, single-origin diamonds with complete transparency using blockchain technology. By partnering with Everledger, an emerging technology enterprise that tracks the provenance of high-value assets on a global digital ledger, designers and gemologists at Green Lake can tell you everything about your diamond.     […]