Tag Archives: Quartz

Circles

The request: versatile earrings with 4 gemstones.  Use the endless hoop earrings similar to the Bohemian Embellishment earrings.

The process:  I went through all the gemstone briolettes I had to present to the client.  Making this involved approximately 4 meetings with constant revisions mostly to check and verify which stone colors suited each other.

The materials:  The client finally decided on ruby, sapphire, opalite, and rose quartz.

The result:

All 14k rolled yellow gold.

Great value for your money considering that this piece can be used to suit any occasion ………  and most importantly any outfit!

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The Opera

The request:  Opera-length necklace adorned with sapphire and peridot quartz birthstones of the Floral Retreat Collection.

The materials:  Natural pyrite, 14k gold chain and wire, sapphire and quartz briolettes AND hours and hours of weaving, crocheting etc.

The result:

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.

Gold prices are still increasing, so if you’d like me to create something like this for you, send an email at thedesigner@classicsparklers.com or leave a message in facebook.

The Things I Do for the Things I Love to Do

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:

All About Diamonds

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Image via Wikipedia

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.

Stay tuned!


On my desk….

….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,

 

Herkimer diamonds!

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 Quartz

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 🙂