Leap Day Proposals

Every four years, we add a day to the calendar to account for the fact the Earth does not complete an orbit around the sun in exactly 365 days. This ‘Leap Day’ is a day to compensate for this time difference and to prevent our seasons from shifting later and later into the year. Historically, […]

Fabricating Filigree

Filigree is a jewelry-making technique that dates back as far as 2500 B.C, and examples of this type of work are seen in many cultures across history. From the latin word “filum” for thread, it describes ornamental work of fine wire (typically gold or silver) formed into delicate tracery. For ages, the art of handcrafted […]

Our Top 14 Favorite Shadow Band Styles

One of our specialties at the Green Lake studio is designing wedding bands that are just as unique and special as their engagement ring counterparts! Here are some of our favorite styles of shadow bands from our designers and the engagement rings they are made for. 1. Crown Style This style of shadow bands typically […]

Parti Sapphires

Bi-color gemstones are a fascinating demonstration of the effects of a changing natural environment during the formation of a given stone. People are often familiar with the unique charm of bi-color tourmaline, but not many know about the gorgeous variety of parti sapphires. The specific conditions necessary to create sapphires are incredibly rare. Sapphires are […]

Best of 2019: The Top 20 Ring Designs

Every year at Green Lake Jewelry Works brings new milestones, new stories, and new artistic achievements. Here are our top 19 most memorable designs created in 2019, chosen by our designers to share with you. 1. Mandala Halo Ring This spectacular platinum engagement ring is filled with the most intricate, dazzling detail! A light green […]

Holiday Proposal Ideas

Whether you are planning to get down on one knee in front of friends and family, or you want to pop the question on a snowy mountain with just the winter sky as witness, we all agree: Holiday proposals are magical – and you want to propose with a perfect ring! A singular piece that […]

Mine Your Own

    Join Green Lake Jewelry in supporting our local Boys & Girls Clubs. Your $10.00 donation earns one bag of real Montana sapphire rich gravel to sort and explore. Fun for all ages! 12 to 4 pm BELLEVUE: Saturday, September 7th SEATTLE: Sunday, September 8th               This is the second […]

Sustainable is Beautiful

    Since its founding over twenty years ago, Green Lake has been a leader in creating sustainably sourced and ethically produced jewelry. Did you know we were one of the first jewelry studios in the country to cast all our rings from recycled metal? On this Earth Day, we’d like to highlight two materials […]

Unique Rings for Elopements

Artist Point Elopement With a talented Photographer, like Nick plus Danée, and an elopement planner, like Erika of The Greatest Adventure Weddings and Elopements you can make a magical wedding come together in the sweeping Cascades. There’s nothing more intimate than a wedding ceremony while communing with nature. The Rings

Traditional Celtic Jewelry Motifs

    Whether it’s inspired by ancestry or lineage, love of swirling and intricate knots and braids, or just an ardor for all the romance and lore that Ireland represents, Green Lake couples look to traditional Celtic design to bring depth and meaning to their custom wedding rings. Here are just a few of our […]