These earrings feature dramatic faceted aquamarines. I've set them in 22k gold atop a baseplate of 22k gold/silver bimetal*. At the top of the aquamarines 18k gold stems wrap across the stone with swiss blue topaz and green sapphire flowers woven to them and contrasting silver sprouts extending to the sides. The earwires are 18k gold with silver sprout accents. These earrinngs measure 1 3/8 inches wide, dangling 2 1/8 inches long.
*Bimetal features a layer of high-karat 22-karat yellow gold pressure-bonded to a layer of bright Argentium® Silver. The gold constitutes a full 10% of the overall weight and the Argentium constitutes the remaining 90%. The front of the piece shows the gold layer and the back is silver. This is a cost-efficient way to achieve the warm look of gold jewelry.
This botswana agate exhibits more plum color than gray--really gorgeous. I chose to add a fringe of rubies, amethysts and pale pink sapphires along the lower edge of the stone. Above is a faceted amethyst and rhodolite garnet. Metal is argentium sterling silver. The cuff measures 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches. Fits an average wrist.
These lovely australian opals have fascinating flecks of color. They are set in 22k gold bezels on a baseplate of your choice--blackened silver or bright. As you can see--they cause the colors of the opals to reflect in very different ways. Additionally, the cluster of gemstones at the base of the opals come in your choice of tanzanite or pink sapphires--all on 18k gold headpins. Earwires are 18k as well.
The opal setting is 1/2 an inch in diameter and the length of the earrings is 7/8 of an inch.
I set these two long oval lapis lazuli horizontally in fine silver. They sit on a base of sterling with a lower edge accented with my wire french knots. Interspersed among the knots are gold dots for shine. The earwires are 14k gold. These earrings measure a bit over 2 1/2 inches long.