CUSTOM WATCH CASE WITH PLAT, MULTI-TONE GOLD INLAY WATCH DIAL WITH HAND ENGRAVED TIGER AND DIAMONDS AND AUTOMATIC SWISS MOVEMENT
THE GREEN LAKE SHOP
Translating our client’s ideas into beautiful custom jewelry
to celebrate the iconic moments in life since 1996.
Your piece was crafted in the
The Bellevue shop is a state of the art custom design and production studio where the artists work in full view of the public. This location is also the heart of our stone cutting dept, with a full time lapidary on-site cutting Sapphires and other gemstones from rough.
The design Bellevue studio has 15 design stations including 3 private meeting rooms and a full scale coffee and wine bar.
Green Lake Jewelry Works opened its doors on Seattle’s Green Lake Drive in 1996. Since then, its craftspeople have grown to win national recognition for excellence in the art of fine jewelry making with two distinct workshops where each piece is made by hand.
In 2016, celebrating 20 years of artistry, Green Lake Jewelry Works created a second studio in Bellevue, WA with the aim of creating the perfect environment for both jewelers and clients.
Named one of the ‘Coolest Stores in America’ by Instore Magazine, the Bellevue studio is home to some of the most talented jewelers in the country, where a tradition of dedicated craftsmanship is passed from masters to journeymen and women.
YOUR CUSTOM DESIGN
Custom jewelry at Green Lake always begins with ideas, inspirations, and a sketch, where the many design elements that make for the perfect ring are discovered through ideation.
Oftentimes, a ring will go through many iterations and changes along the way before the final look is achieved.
As Green Lake’s lead GIA trained diamond buyer, Brant personally seeks out the finest gemstones at the best value for our custom jewelry clients. With over 35 years of experience in jewelry retail, wholesale, and manufacturing, the expertise he brings to the custom design process is immense – and the credibility he lends is sincere.
One of the nicest people you'll ever meet, Brant is loved by all his clients as much for his warm heart as his discriminating eye for fine gemstones.
Engineering the X, Y, and Z coordinates of a design is not only a way to inform sophisticated milling and growing machines to create a model; they’re also a powerful way to communicate the vision for a ring.
Realistic renderings and physical models help transform sketched ideas into reality in an interplay between the client, the designer and the CAD team, all of whose input and ideas help create something that both looks right and fits perfectly.
The entire Green Lake project team collaborates on each piece, adding nuanced details and subtle improvements to the design, all while making sure that design cohesiveness, stability on the finger, and stone security are perfected.
Bringing your design to life
CLEANUP & DETAILING
Each ring in a small casting batch shares a common vein of gold or platinum, from where it’s cut and prepared for setting. Rough castings first need to be carefully cleaned and polished before more bench work can be done. Even the inner surfaces are carefully detailed.
100 PERCENT RECYCLED
Green Lake’s use of gold and platinum comes from 100% recycled or certified Fairmined sources. We are one of the nation’s first adopters of recycled casting grain certified by SCS Global Services. Today we return all scrap and unused noble metals for refining in a transparent supply chain.
All areas of old-world jewelry making are completed in a single workshop. Master gold and platinumsmiths receive rings from casting and set to care for each pieces as a one-of-kind, collaborating with designers to ensure each detail is included.
The subtle nuances of hand forged details are unmistakable. Whether a piece is fabricated entirely by hand or includes a few handmade elements, hand fabricated details cannot be replicated by casting alone. This ability to not just polish rings, but create them from fire and pitch with traditional tools, makes a piece like yours distinct in its quality.
It required steady hands and confident mastery to set your gemstone for a lifetime of confident wear. Gems can be especially small and terribly rare, so the responsibility for this final stage in crafting a ring falls to our most experienced professionals.
Hand engraving is the pinnacle of the jeweler’s craft, displaying fine artistry in crisp detail. It takes perfectly honed, hardened steel tools, a steady hand and years of dedicated practice to get it right. Green Lake's skilled engravers maintain world class craftsmanship within the increasingly rare art form, of which this piece provides a stunning example.
Each custom made item in the Green Lake workshop receives a final polish before it’s carefully inspected and reviewed for standards of excellence. Each project is at last stamped with the Green Lake leaf quality mark before delivery.
YOUR FINISHED PIECE
custom watch case with plat, multi-tone gold inlay watch dial with hand engraved tiger and diamonds and automatic Swiss movement
Custom 14kt rose gold watch with multi-tone watch dial. 14k Rose gold watch case holds (50) GLJW provided round cut diamonds bead set around the watch bezel. The watch dial has a custom hand engraved tiger face, the base of the plate is platinum with 24k yellow and 14k rose gold inlay as accent metals. (2) GLJW provided yellow diamonds have been set in the place of the tiger's eyes. (4) GLJW provided flush set tapered baguette cut diamond melee with (8) GLJW provided flush set non-tapered baguette cut diamond melee form the dial of the watch. The case back of the watch has hand engraved lettering reading "Micka Pacheto Pierre 1986/10/11 5:45pm" in script style font. Movement of the watch is an ETA-2824 mechanical movement with a sapphire crystal dial. Watch has been set on a customer provided Rolex alligator band with a GLJW provided 14k rose gold clasp.