MELTING GOLD: Watch Pouring Ingot to Make a Ring

From the crucible to the ingot mold, watch where a ring truly begins to take shape. Fire in the Green Lake workshop is as daily an occurrence as is hammering and filing, and truth be told it ignites some magic and excitement in us every time: MELTING GOLD from Green Lake Jewelry Works on Vimeo. […]

Buying a Diamond Online? Here’s what Diamond Certificates Don’t Always Show

     It’s never been easier to search the world’s diamond vaults for the absolute best quality and value. From your armchair, all of a diamond’s cuts, carat weights, clarity, and color (The 4 C’s) are virtually at your fingertips to compare. Be careful, though, because with all that convenience it’s easy to get caught […]

What Makes Sapphires So Blue?

    From Victorian era jewelry to contemporary design, sapphires are a favorite gemstone for bridal pieces to last the ages. Second only to diamond in hardness, sapphires are an especially durable gemstone for jewelry to be worn on a daily basis. Where diamonds are treasured for their lack of color, sapphires are most valuable when […]

HEAVY METAL: Hand Engraved

   Here is a men’s wedding band unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. It’s an inlayed, relief engraved mokume gane ring, crafted entirely by hand – and there’s only one. Not surprisingly, it’s available exclusively at Green Lake Jewelry Works.    Green Lake specializes in making totally custom, handmade, one a kind wedding jewelry. To offer […]

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 […]

10 Unique Engagement Rings from 2013

Ever since the very first one-of-a-kind engagement ring we crafted, Green Lake has been fashioning increasingly delicate, precise, and creative custom pieces year after year. The art of fine jewelry making demands decades of skillful apprenticeship that evolves into confident mastery. Artists at Green Lake are ever chasing new design challenges, creative interpretations of old […]

GOLDEN TATE: Touchdown Jesus

When local pro football wide receiver Golden Tate first called on Green Lake Jewelry Works, we thought for sure he was looking to make a custom ring. After all, that is the core of what we do. However, Green Lake has also recently produced some big, custom pieces – from Pawn Star Chum Lee’s face […]

A LUXE HALLOWEEN : Couture Jewelry that’s Scary Cool

Here are some of the most unique, one-of-a-kind pieces you will ever see in a noble metal. As Halloween approaches, we at Green Lake Jewelry Works are pulling these rings, watches, and necklaces out from the crypt and showcasing their darkly chic appeal. Each were designed and handmade here in our Seattle workshop and are […]


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 […]

Buying a Diamond? Here are the Seven Sacred Rules to Selecting the Right One

If you are thinking about buying a diamond, it’s important to choose a company whose gemologists and experts will personally and honestly help to evaluate the right gemstone for you. At Green Lake Jewelry Works, we hand select each diamond and negotiate hard for the absolute best value. Ours is a tedious process, where we […]


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.


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 […]

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 […]

Green Lake Jewelry Works does the Harlem Shake

Mar 2, 2013 – Artists at Seattle’s Green Lake Jewelry Works do internet meme, the Harlem Shake. Special thanks to forYongModerns for stopping by!


  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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Seattle’s Green Lake Jewelry Works named America’s Coolest Store

Each year, INSTORE– the essential trade magazine to jewelry retailers across America – assembles a panel of industry experts to identify the coolest store; an organization that’s providing the aesthetics, feel, products, and service better than anyone out there. This year Green Lake Jewelry Works is proud to report that a panel of industry heavies […]

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 […]