See projects we have created over the years for our clients
Gray Spinel flanked by yellow Mali garnets and Montana sapphires set in 14K white gold
Green Tourmaline set in 14K yellow gold with a frame of fine white diamonds.
Beautiful 18k yellow gold ring with an assortment of natural brilliant cut diamonds. The client desired a ring that allowed for the setting of multiple different sizes of diamonds to each have their own chance to shine.
A lovely 18k gold bracelet with round diamonds interspersed throughout the band. The effect of the quilting allows one to think of the delight of something handcrafted, comfortable, and familiar.
Gorgeous stand-alone Avignon ring with diamond centerpiece, impossible to ignore. An extrapolation of the Avignon with a solo stone that absolutely dazzles.
Flanked with diamonds on either side, this cushion cut sapphire sits comfortably in 14k gold. Sapphire evokes an honesty of purpose: fidelity, and an engagement ring with one doubly so.
The client, a collector of orchids, wanted a special pair of earrings, featuring nearly life-size blossoms. The pave set white gold petals feature over 13 carats of fine white diamonds, highlighting a sumptuous pair of trillion cut Rubellite Tourmalines, set in subtle rose gold prongs.
The client commissioned a special gift for his wife to celebrate their family with unique versions of their birthstones.
The mom's August stone set at the top with a grassy green cushion cut peridot, the two boys, born in May and June represented with a round emerald and a black Tahitian pearl, and at the base of the pendant, the dad's, October pear shape rubellite tourmaline brings the piece together. The diamonds and a fringe of 18K gold give the piece beautiful movement and spirit.
The client, a stylish mom with three children, wanted a bracelet for each child made with their special nickname on it. We made each bracelet in a different color of gold with raised, polished letters contrasted above the textured bracelet surface.
A gem dealer, who we have known for years, asked Ellie to make these vintage inspired starburst jackets to be worn with either white or black pearls in the center. They also can accommodate many different types of colorful gemstones.
This realistic, fully featured gold bat, with diamond tipped wings was created as a gift for a mom to give her daughter on her 8th grade graduation. The young graduate loved unusual animals. Their memorable travels in South America included spelunking in bat caves.
This whimsical yet realistic mother and son frogs were commissioned to celebrate an adoring mom and her young son, a lover of frogs. The 18K gold frogs have yellow sapphire eyes, adding just a touch of sparkle in a hue reminiscent of the eye color of her son's bullfrog.
A friend and longtime client of Ellie's brought in a 1970s era "cocktail" ring with 27 diamonds of different sizes in it. Many of the diamonds had antique cutting styles dating back to the 1800s- this clearly was not their first "re-mounting". My friend wanted a strong, statement making pendant. Ellie started with the largest stone for the center and then carefully measured the remaining stones and distributed them in rays from the center balancing the different sizes the lengths of the rays to create rhythmic appeal.
A fabulous celebration of love, this classic engagement ring features a beautiful brilliant cut diamond with a band of bead set smaller diamonds. Always comfortable and stackable with a wedding band and other rings. Make an appointment to talk with Ellie about your special ring.
Celebrating hard work and accomplishment with a custom-designed ring provides a beautiful reminder of what we are capable of! This timeless, classic platinum design features a stunning 3 carat emerald-cut emerald balanced with a pair of fine white baguette cut diamonds.
Rich and velvety, this oval, brilliant-cut blue sapphire is set in a bold, wide band of platinum with a pair of rare, vintage-inspired, custom-cut, square step cut diamonds. The ring was designed for everyday glamour and show-stopping nights out on the town. A pleasure to design this special ring for my long-time friends and clients.
Featuring an engagement ring with classic round halo, two twisted rope bands, and two eternity bands.
Call or email Ellie for a complimentary design consultation! She is available to transform old jewelry into something new! Or start from scratch, and create your dream piece! We are only limited by our imaginations!
Book your time at the design table with Ellie at her shop in Chicago’s Roscoe Village or via video conference. During your appointment, Thompson provides a one-on-one opportunity to collaborate and learn about the beautiful materials and remarkable craft of jewelry production. From idea sketch to computer-aided design, a distinctive piece is made that reflects the client’s unique personal style.
Not sure what your project will cost? Contact Ellie to discuss your ideas and further customize your gift!