Events

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 […]



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 […]



Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is National breast cancer awareness month and Green Lake Jewelry Works has partnered with Vital Couture – an e-commerce business centered around the needs of individuals navigating the life-threatening diagnosis of breast cancer – to host its first annual tailgate fundraiser, Seattle + Houston = 24 strong.   This event hosted by Vital Couture will specifically […]



Mine Your Own Montana Sapphire


Stay tuned for an announcement for 2019’s Mine Your Own event dates and details! Here are some of our favorite photos from our first ever Mine Your Own event in 2017. Can you spot the REAL Montana miner, Russ?       Some of the world’s rarest sapphires are discovered right in our backyard, along […]



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 […]



WEDDING SHOW: While Seattle Brides Plan for the Big Day, Moms get Jewelry Repaired


Wedding expos serve as reminder of just how cool it is to be a part of the weeding industry. After all, there’s just a scant few sectors of our economy out there as underpinned with serving the interest of love as we are. We all follow these distinctive paths of creativity – be it arranging […]



PIN TO WIN: Here are the winners from Green Lake’s 1st Pinterest Contest


Congratulations to the winner of  Green Lake Jewelry Works’ pin-to-win contest. This is where Pinterest power users incorporated one-of-kind pieces from Green Lake’s extensive online galleries of custom jewelry to create a board for cool engagement rings. The winning board was selected based on adherence to contest rules as well as the overall originality, creativity, […]



EVENT: The 2012 Colored Gem Show


Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th 10:00am – 5:00pm Take advantage of this wide offering of brilliantly colored gem stones, brought in from the finest collections to be shown in the Green Lake Jewelry Works’ studio for one weekend only. Find the perfect Mother’s Day gift with a wide one—time—only selection of birthstones.  Door […]