Jewelry

Celtic Rings – Not Just for Celts

St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend and it’s that time of year where many of us seek out a little Irish flavor – be it a pint (or two) of Guinness stout, a savory lamb roast, or just some bright green socks to add a dash of holiday flash. Perhaps the most recognizable hallmark of […]

ENGAGEMENT STORY: Brian & Shannon

  An engagement story came back our way recently from Designer Melissa Tuttle that’s all about college sweetheart love. With so much southern scenery and hometown pride, it’s difficult for us Seattleites too not think of Edward Bloom’s dramatic proposal in the surreal drama Big Fish. Here’s what Brian wrote us: After classes on Friday October […]

DESIGNER PROFILE: Susan Meier’s Palladium Fern Cuff, Hand Crafted by Jeweler Joe Worley

Green Lake Jewelry Works recently placed 20 pieces of some of  the most elaborate and complicated designs we’ve ever produced for a national design contest for palladium – see them all in our Facebook Gallery. One piece particular, entitled the ‘Palladium Fern Cuff,’ represents this brief departure from our day-to-day focus on bridal wear.  Fabricated […]

DESIGNER PROFILE: Sungwoo Hong’s Venus Hairpin

About the Artist: At Green Lake Jewelry Works, ‘Eric’ Sungwoo Hong is a skillful jeweler, setting the smallest of gemstones with steady hands and confident mastery. He recently represented Green Lake at the 2012 Chicago Smart Jewelry Show Bench Pressure Challenge – a national competition that gathers a select few of the most seasoned and […]

Happy Halloween from Green Lake Jewelry Works!

It’s that time of year again, where the artists at work here at Green Lake get to step up the creativity. This Halloween brought forth an array of in-store costumes; from unicorns and bananas to sailors and hunters – and let’s not forget the not one, but two Green Lakers who dressed up as the […]

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, […]



IN THE PRESS: Green Lake Jeweler Jeremy Dunn

(Spectra (Summer, 2012) Retailer Spotlight: Green Lake Jewelry Works, American Gem Society Las Vegas, NV. ) Spotlight: Green Lake Jewelry Works – Green Lake Jewelry Works was founded by Jim Tuttle in 1996, where it originally opened in an impossibly small wedge of retail space overlooking Green Lake; a scenic Seattle park and charming neighborhood in […]

PROCESS VOL. 5 – Chumlee’s Birthday Pendent

The world of gemological study and fine jewelry fabrication can be a bit of an incestuous industry; everyone knows everyone. One friend of Green Lake is actually a gemologist for Gold & Silver Pawnshop on the Vegas strip – also the set of the hit show Pawn Stars on the History Channel. Recently, as one of America’s favorite […]

Pin to Win! How Pinning from Green Lake’s Galleries could Earn a $500 Credit

Pin the coolest engagement rings for a chance to win $500 for the creation of your own! Here’s how to do it: Go to Pinterest – the pin-board style social photo sharing site – and follow all of Green Lake Jewelry Works’ boards. Don’t have a Pinterest account yet? No worries, sign up here. Then, create a new […]

DAMSCUS STEEL: Q&A with Green Lake Gold, Platinum, and Blacksmith Celeste Tracy

Here at Green Lake Jewelry Works, there’s been an increase in requests for Damascus steel bands –sturdy rings patterned with organic waves and reminiscent of antique weaponry. It’s no wonder; they’re super cool. Not just any jeweler can craft this sort of ring either, as forging steel this way requires specialized training and tedious practice. […]

PROCESS, VOL. 4: Flower Ring



ARTIST AT WORK: Green Lake Metalsmith Kirk Lang obtains Prestigious Fellowship

SEATTLE –After completing his Masters of Fine Arts, serving as an adjunct professor to the University of Washington, fabricating cutting-edge kinetic and exotic metal jewelry, showing a multitude of sculptural collections throughout the Nation’s leading galleries, and having work published in an array of fancy coffee table books; one could say Kirk Lang is a […]

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT: Green Lake Designer Tomas Wittelsbach Speaks at Seattle Metals Guild

April 12 2012 Seattle Metals Guild – Green Lake Designer Tomas Wittelsbach speaks on how he sculpts virtually with robust 3D modeling programs originally intended for the film industry, but now redefining the production of high-end jewelry.

ENGAGEMENT STORY: JOSH & KAREN

When we heard the story of how Josh met Karen, it was difficult not to draw some strong parallels to the hit show, Glee. If you haven’t seen the show, here’s one of the drawn out romantic plot lines in a nutshell: Tall, dark, and handsome teacher whom all the kids adore falls in love […]

“SKILLFUL & IMAGINATIVE” Metalsmith Magazine reviews Green Lake Engraver Harry Caldwell IV

Here at the shop we’re always throwing around this this notion that we’re not just a ‘normal jewelry store;’ we’re really all artists at work. So we’re all very proud when one of our own is highlighted nationally for their artistry and craftsmanship. This month Harry Caldwell – Green Lake’s go to man for masterful […]

ENGAGEMENT STORY: Josh & Aleya

This past winter season Josh collaborated with Green Lake designer Sophia to create an engagement ring that would both punctuate his love and accurately represent the uniqueness in his bride-to-be, Aleya. The ring is stunning, sure, but it’s the story of how it was presented that really caught our attention here at the workshop. Josh […]

SMART SHOW: Interview with Green Lake Founder, Jim Tuttle

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VOLUME 3: Platinum Dragon

A ring that recently left our Seattle studio caught the eye of many within our design team; Boasting a gorgeous asscher-cut center stone, this ring came to be known as the ‘Platinum Dragon.’ It was a really cool concept brought forth by a client who worked with Green Lake Designer Sophia from clear on the […]

78th & COGNAC: A platinum band for a manly man

New York City – This past weekend Green Lake’s Charlie Herner took home the prize from the Sustainable Design 2012 competition. It was a gala event put on by Johnson Matthey, the London based refiner of noble metals with a 150-year history of supplying the world’s leading jewelers with precious gold, platinum, and silver. The […]

Every Day at Green Lake

“Everyday we’re doing something new, so it’s the perfect job. ” 

DESIGN OF THE MONTH: Platinum Deco

  Upon the remake, the original deco lines were reimagined to be bolder, stronger, and yet mimic  subtle folds of fabric.   Green Lake Desinger Melissa Tuttle worked on making this 10-year anniversary ring perfect; which, as its owner commented, bookended nicely since it was Melissa’s father Jim who helped to create the original wedding […]

FIRST PLACE TROPHY: Stakes are high for Green Lake’s ‘Design of the Month Contest’

Remember when you were a kid and there was a trophy given out for just about anything you applied yourself to? Don’t you wish outfitting your mantle with awards and accolades was as fun as a childhood weekend? We’ll, now you can with the awards of all awards; the Green Lake Jewelry Works Design of […]

GREEN LAKE GIVES: Prosthetics Outreach Foundation’s 2012 Charity Auction

This year Green Lake gives a special piece to help raise funds for the Prosthetics Outreach Foundation – an equally special organization that helps both children and adults with limb loss in the developing world. Whether it’s from war, disease, natural disasters or accidents, amputees without access to modern medical care face a life of […]

ENGAGEMENT STORY: Christine and Benito

Benito recently worked with Green Lake Designer Melissa Tuttle to fashion a beautiful engagement ring. This ring was cast in platinum, set with diamonds throughout custom made ribbons, and features a stunning ruby as the center gemstone (to see this client’s gallery, click here). But as with most engagement rings, the story of presenting it […]

LOVE RING: This is no statement piece. It’s a declaration!

There was a terribly clever ring that came out of the workshop not too long ago – one we’ve been really meaning to share, but alas with a long run of holidays, events, (and perhaps a little procrastination), a quality post for this innovative piece had been regretfully delayed. So, while Valentine ’s Day has now come […]

VOLUME 2: How one custom made ring can inspire another

Here comes the second installment of Green Lake’s process videos. This one shows how a ring we collaborated on in the past can still serve as potent inspiration for a new original. See how one custom designed wedding ring lends new direction and likable design cues to another:

GREEN LAKE: We’re ready for our close up!



GREEN LAKE GIVES: Local school that teaches across the autism spectrum receives big support at fundraiser auction

Seattle’s Academy for Precision Learning recently hosted their annual charitable auction to raise funds for their unique program which caters to both typically developing children as well as those students across the spectrum of autism. For the event, Green Lake gifted an original 14k white gold and diamond  pendent. As with many of the charitable […]

VOLUME 1: Rough casting to finished piece

How is a rough metal casting turned into a glimmering thing of beauty? Well, check it out: