Tag Archives: Quartz
36-inch necklace detachable to form 2 strands with 2 detachable pendants. This is keeping in line with ClassicSparklers’ philosophy of versatility in each piece bring you more value for your money 🙂
This piece was about a month and a half in the making. Our first opera length necklace. When it comes to design and execution challenges such as this, we really take our time in making them. Thus, you are assured of high quality bridge jewelry that is a wearable work of art.
Stayed up ’til 4am this morning. If the husband did not convince (read: force) me to go to bed, I’d be probably wake up until now.
Nevertheless, I surprisingly woke up after 5 hours without feeling any grogginess and finally completed the new set of orders 🙂
Here they are for your viewing pleasure:
But not The diamonds. I’m referring to my current obsession with Herkimer diamonds.
Herkimer diamonds is the generic term for double terminated crystal quartz that were first discovered among the exposed outcrops of clolostone located in Herkimer, New York. The stone’s diamond-shaped appearance are natural faces. This means that the facets appear to have been cut but in reality, the facets were made by nature itself. This becomes possible with a high percentage of the stone’s unimpeded growth.
In the next post, I will show you photos of what these diamonds look like and how I have interpreted them and incorporated them in my designs.
….are some of the gemstones and pearls I will be using for my Christmas collection 🙂
South Sea Shell Pearls
Rock crystal quartz free form nuggets, faceted crystal rondelles, German crystals,
Carved Blueberry quartz
Alexandrite, Denim quartz, Opalite (Tiffany Stone), Acqua quartz,
Kyanite, Yellow Opal, Black German crystal
And what I am currently working on:
Peridot crystal quartz and south sea shell pearls wire wrapped in 10k solid gold
Rock crystal is the name given to all clear colorless quartz and is the transparent variety of the silica mineral quartz that is valued for its clarity and total lack of colour or flaws. Vessels and spheres have been carved from large crystals since ancient times, and the application of the word crystal to fine glassware derives from this practice. Rock crystal formerly was used extensively as a gemstone (usually brilliant-cut), and although the resemblance to diamond is remote, the widespread use of colourless quartz in jewelry gave rise to the use of the word diamond …
Rock crystal is an alternate and traditional birthstone for the month of April.
My fascination for this stone lead me to create jewelry that mimics as well as make the most out of its sparkly beauty!
All available now in my shop 🙂