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As I’ve mentioned before, I am thinking of starting on working with rings.
That was the first and only ring I’ve made until a few weeks ago when a client requested a ring to match the set of Filigree set she was ordering. I got excited, composed myself (which took about a week), then started to work on her ring.
As you can see, the band, without the pearl attached is quite pretty by itself! Now, this I will definitely make one for me 🙂
Oh, did I mention that the client loved the Alexandrite ring that she ordered one for herself as well? Here is hers:
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The dilemma: None.
The process: The client wanted a pair of garnet earrings. I suggested that we add more than just garnet because this gemstone has a rich wine red color.
Combining it with other gemstones in the same color family will give the piece life and vibrance. So I scoured my suppliers to see what they had and I found these:
Gorgeous gorgeous Tundra sapphires in red-orange, orange, and olive!
With this project, I needed to take my time. Remember, I do not sketch. I knew that I could only work on it during my good creative mood (read: when I feel
like it inspired) to achieve the best results.
Fast-forward to 1.4 months, this is how it came out:
As you can see I’ve attached it to peridot cubic zirconia in 14k gold bezel set ear studs.
All other gold is 14k rolled yellow gold.
If you’d like to own something as intricate as this, do leave a message in the comments below or send me a message at my shop.
A few posts ago, I talked about this mysterious gemstone: its history, properties, characteristics. I also wondered how I could incorporate it in my designs.
I love working with Alexandrite and so far, these are what I came up with:
Alexandrite is hard to get by so once my suppliers have them available, I stock up on them right away. I have made a recent purchase:
Stay tuned to this blog to see what I’ve made these into 🙂
The latest object of attention of Neiman Marcus‘ Senior Accessories Editor, Roopal Patel are fabulous bordeaux items.
I have always loved this color. Most of the time, however, I’d forget its name and would just describe it as dark red or the color of wine. I think it’s a safe bet if you want to wear something within the family of the color red but are not daring enough to do so or if it does not fit your skin complexion.
Upon browsing through all of Ms. Patel’s bordeaux choices, I can’t help but realize that the color can and does resemble that of garnet! Garnet has a deep dark red color which is sometimes difficult to photograph. I have spent hours trying to get the right hues of the color come out. Most of the time, I’d wait for different times of the day just to get that perfect shot.
I am not a professional photographer but I do know how to balance light or ISO settings. Most of the time I will use macro shots. But thanks to my trusty Canon G10, which was a gift from my dad, I was able to capture these wonderful shots of garnet:
The necklace in the first photo is available here.
The one in the second photo was a custom request for a garnet necklace and earring set, garnet being her birth month.
Turquoise originality needle wrapped in 10k solid gold wire.
The needles hang from 14k solid gold ear hooks with cubic zirconia focal in the most brilliant amethyst color.
Drop from top to bottom is 2 inches long.
Dangle earrings that is organic in construction but elegant and classic. The design makes it wearable during the day, while the cubic zirconia makes it formal to wear at night.
Now available in my shop.
A lovely winter plant that blooms from December through March.
Petals of beautiful smooth kyanite briolettes woven together with 10k solid gold wire. The winter look is completed with a enigmatic opalite faceted briolette drop.
Measures approximately 1.75 inches from top to bottom.
Now available in my shop.
Due to my increase in curiosity with the story behind gemstones, I decided to include a little bit of section in this blog.
First of, OPALITE.
Opalite is also referred to as Tiffany Stone. Why it is called such totally beats my mind, even after countless of research I made on it. I’d be more than happy if any of my readers enlightened me on this 🙂
Anyway, as I was saying, opalite is considered an all-around healing stone. It removes energy blocks and helps combat fatigue. It also purifies the blood and kidneys. Business-wise, it promotes success. It also helps stabilize mood swings and promote relaxation. It is beneficial for those who suffer from sleep disorders. Opalite enhances emotional strength and helps to ease transitions.
Although opalite is often confused with opal, they are not the same. Opalite is composed of mostly opalized dolomite and fluorite, whereas opal has a composition of silicon, oxygen and hydrogen.
Photos courtesy of CrystalRock