Proposals and Engagements

Wedding Ring Inspiration for Same-Sex Couples

  As we approach the 2-year anniversary since the US Supreme Court at last ruled that same-sex marriage is a legal right for everyone in this country, more and more rings crafted in our workshop are delivered to LGBTQ clients nationwide. Same-sex wedding rings at Green Lake, however, are nothing new; we’ve designed thousands over […]

16 Unique Engagement Rings from 2016

  Each year at Green Lake Jewelry Works, designers reflect on the most innovative, challenging and unique custom engagement rings created in the workshop. These are designs that we’d never seen before, pieces that pushed our technical abilities as jewelers and expanded our repertoire as artists. We’re not into picking favorites (there’s way too many […]

SCOTT + RHO: A Most Thoughtful Custom Design

It could well be that Scott now holds the distinction as our most thoughtful custom ring client yet (and that’s saying A LOT considering Green Lake’s clientele is full of people going above and beyond to make something truly special). All the way from Indiana, Scott got in contact with Sam here at the workshop […]

BEAU + TANYA: Talk About A Cool Wedding

A few month’s back Beau, a custom ring client working with Designer Emily J and a professional wildlife photographer doing work for National  Geographic and REI, asked if he might be able to film the setting of his ring. We said, ‘OF COURSE!’ Later on Beau sent us his wedding ‘video’ that looks more like […]

ERIC + IRENE: Our New Favorite Clients

Well, no one’s playing favorites, but Charlotte North Carolina’s Eric E. and Irene G. were especially delightful to design for – there we said it. It would seem they liked working with us too; after a year-and-a-half, a hundred correspondences, and two trips to Seattle to visit the workshop, Green Lake must have played its […]

VAL + RACHEL: A Custom Masters of the Universe Ring

By the power of Grayskull…this ring is awesome! Ok, had to say it – but If you’re a baby of the 80’s then you know what we’re talking about. The power sword, if you recall, was what Prince Adam would raise to turn into He-Man (admit it, you remember). Green Lake Jewelry Works is really […]

Cool Together – One Man’s Truly Custom Proposal

Talk about creative! Recent Green Lake custom engagement ring client Ethan W hand made this wintry terrarium to propose with – of course she said yes! See Ethan’s gallery for the ring here and meet Samantha, the designer he worked with here at Green Lake.  

The Perfect Engagement Ring for a Young Doctor

What makes for the perfect engagement ring to a new medical school graduate bound for long hours, latex gloves, and exam rooms? Jasper H, a recent Green Lake client and creative product manager for leading online company, came upon just the solution: A pendant shaped to hold her engagement ring close, even when she couldn’t […]

ENGAGEMENT STORY: ALLEN + CRYSTAL

WE AT GREEN LAKE JEWELRY WORKS RECENTLY RECEIVED THIS GREAT NEWS – CONGRATS ALLEN + CRYSTAL!  “I ended up proposing to Crystal a couple of weeks ago out on the waterfront in north Tacoma. I set it up as just walk down by the water with the dog before we went out for a nice […]

ENGAGEMENT STORY: Ryan + Jessica

After several happy years together, Seattle based graphic designer Ryan finally puts some of his creativity into a ring for the love of his life Jessica. See how he did it: ENGAGEMENT STORY: Ryan + Jessica from Green Lake Jewelry Works on Vimeo.

ENGAGEMENT STORY: Colt + Tara

We just received these totally fantastic engagement pictures from Anchorage, Alaska’s Colt N and Tara G! What a beautiful ring – Green Lake designer Susan Meier helped to create this stunning rose gold and platinum style halo that’s hand engraved with an elaborate scroll pattern and boasts an especially unique pink champagne pear cut center […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]