I wanted to create a fanciful meadow of stones and metal. These boulder opals seemed perfectly suited as stones in my meadow scene and gave the opportunity for color play. I framed them in meadow grass with blades of silver--interspersed with flowers of amethyst, brown tourmaline, tanzanite. Between the boulder opals are rich cascades of gemstone rondelles on 18k gold headpins--pink sapphire, tourmaline, tanzanite and spessartite garnet.
The silver chain adjusts from 17 to 19 inches. The meadow focal itself measures 3 1/4 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches tall at the highest point.
Absolutely, positively one-of-a-kind--crafted with my own two hands in my home studio.
This lovely drop of larimar weighs over 27 carats. I've wrapped it in meticulously coiled gold fill wire and wrapped one of my signature "knots". London blue topaz and freshwater pearls are woven through the coils. The necklace adjusts from 16 to 18 inches from a 14/20 gold fill chain. The pendant measures 1 1/2 inches long and 3/4 of an inch at the widest point.
This lovely sage green milky aquamarine is wrapped in a bezel of 22k gold and sits on argentium* sterling silver. Along the lower edge is a lush fringe of white freshwater pearls on 18k gold headpins. The chain adjusts from 16 to 18 inches.
Argentium sterling silver is a silver alloy where most of the copper has been replaced by germanium which lends greatly enhanced tarnish resistance over standard sterling. It is .935 silver--more pure silver than .925 sterling. In addition, argentium sterling is produced using only recycled silver.
A stunning boulder opal is set in 22k gold with a cluster of pink sapphires accenting the lower edge. All silver is argentium sterling silver for increased tarnish resistance. The pendant measures 1 inch long and 3/8 of an inch wide.