This is a fabulous combination of boulder opals! The boulder opal “sail" has rivers of blue purple and teal gemmy opal silica and the “hull" is a boulder opal with a purple body color that has an indigo blue flash. The piece is fabricated using a marriage of metals. The bezels are 22k gold soldered to sterling silver underbezels. The hanging loops and lobster claw clasp are sterling silver. It is strung on facetted neon blue, rich, deep apatite facetted beads. The size of the pendant is about 1 ¼ inches x 1 inch x 1/8 inch.
This is like a fast windsurfer! Big (1 5/8 inches x 5/8 inch) boulder opal “sail" with lots of lavender, red, and green pin fire is teamed with a large (1 ¾ inch X 3/8 inch) ritcherite cabochon “hull." Ritcherite is a gemstone that is very hard to find, let alone in this gem quality and size! The total pendant size is 2 ½ inches x 1 ¾ inches x 3/8 inch. It is strung on smooth tanzanite roundel beads. It is a one of a kind, hand formed and fabricated marriage of metals. The bezels are 22k gold.
If only it were the eighties or was it the early ninety’s? I had a roommate in college with the brown cow chair, pillows, dishtowels, you name it. I know you closet cow lovers are still out there. Give this necklace a try. Jasper bead in sterling silver with bronze color enhanced and white natural color, fresh water cultured, and potato shaped pearls. It is strung to 18.25 inches in length on a durable synthetic fiber that moves like silk but doesn’t stretch, shred, or fray like silk. What a fun piece!
This design is truly romantic, although not delicate in scale. The focal bead is a grayish silver 1” x ¾” jasper with tiny flecks of what look like gold dust inside. It’s subtle but you can’t miss it when you examine the stone closely. This gold and silver dusted look is what inspired the rest of the design. As the old song goes, everyone wishes for silver and gold…
This jasper bead has a blue green body color with a whitish bubble pattern. It's amazing what mother nature can do. It is an organic focal stone with a cavity that has druzy crystals inside. I just had to use pearls because of the “white bubbles" and that gave it a more refined look as pearls always do. (except for the Wacky Wonky Pearl Necklaces) So I added marquis cut rare blue-green facetted stones and the spikey design is reminescent of what I call the Cave Girl look. Then I added smooth round apatites that really do look like drops of water.
Red and peach color enhanced fresh water cultured pearls, mandarin spessertite garnets, pink tourmalines and blue sapphires. The clasp is sterling silver. It is signed.
This necklace in happy springtime pastel colors has facetted multicolored gemstones separated by oval quartz beads and smooth green calcite (color enhanced) drops. It is strung to 17" on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch, or fray like silk. It has a sterling silver spring ring clasp.
This a beautiful grey body color opal (28mm x 10mm). It has predominantely green and teal pinfire flash with an occasional orange and yellow flash. The finish is a mirror luster! I have strung it on facetted blue zircon beads. Those of you who already own a strand of my zircons, you are very lucky because it has increased in price exponentially! I had been actively seaching for over half a year and no one had any. Finally I found a website that had five strands left at the OLD PRICE! I was elated and got all five strands. They are exceptional too.
This necklace has a very cool jasper facal bead. The colors are taupy olive green and shades of golden yellow. I decided to play with that color scheme in the string of the necklace by using color enhanced golden yellows, olive, and tan fresh water, cultured pearls. The accent beads and clasp are sterling silver. The clasp is a sterling spring ring. This necklace is strung to 17.5 inches in length on an extremely flexible wire.
The huge 1 ¾” x 1” boulder opal in this necklace has vibrant flashes of lime green, neon aqua, lavender, and indigo. I wanted to keep the necklace subtle while accentuating the flash so I chose light amethyst, (rose’ de France), and smoky quartz in the onion briolette cut. The smoky quarts keeps it grounded by picking up the matrix of the opal. The onion beads are extraordinarily sparkly, so I used smooth apatite accents to compliment the aqua flash in the opal. The remainder of the necklace is teeny tiny sapphire briolettes in subtle calming earth tones.
This necklace is stunning. I also feel like it is more conservative, and dressier than some of the other infinity necklaces because of the 14k gold equally spaced accent beads. The red tourmaline is 6.5mm and the cinnamon zircon is 7mm. It is strung to 16 inches on a durable synthetic fiber that moves like silk but doesn’t shred, stretch or fray like silk. The style of the clasp is a lobster claw.
These 20mm x 8mm jaspers are great. They are tactile and look like lozenges. The colors are soft and earthy. Each stone is like a little work of art by Mother Nature. There are 15 stones in all. It is 19.75 inches long, strung on an extremely flexible wire.
The Queen’s necklace has weight. This is due to the solid silver stick beads that space the rare bicolor tourmalines perfectly. Incidentally, these stick beads are a finer alloy than sterling silver because they have a higher pure silver content at 97%. There are 19 hand picked, wonderfully facetted watermelon tourmalines of amazing color and clarity! The shapes alternate between long facetted teardrops, squatty teardrops, and a couple of marquis and true Victorian briolette cuts.
I feel so lucky to have found this pair of watermelon tourmalines! They are approximately 10/11mm. The slices had to come off the crystal right after each other because they are the same size, color, clarity etc. They have such party colors in a concentric circle design. These stones are smooth on one side, and facetted in a checkerboard pattern on the other. It was difficult to decide which side was the “front” but I chose the checkerboard. They are dangling from 14k gold baby lever backs so you can wear them even if you have small lobes.
These are fantastic. They are slightly larger than the normal dangles I make. The swirls of colors are subtle, neutral and will look great with anything. If you don’t like a lot of razzamatazz than these will be the perfect earrings for you. They are 14k gold and have just the right amount of dangle.
This one of a kind boat has amazing stones! The flag and hull are boulder opals and the center sail is an intense ammolite with red, green, orange and yellow constant flash and no dull spots. Whenever I wear this piece at a show, people can't help but stare! The bezels are 22k gold and the under bezels are sterling silver. It is more than a pretty neck piece, it is a statement about lifestyle. Currently strung with gold, color enhanced, fresh water, cultured side drilled round pearls.
This tourmaline texture necklace combines almost all of the shapes of tourmalines I have ever used. It is fun, playful and a great value for the price! The texture is all in the front of the necklace and there are sterling silver waves in the back. It is strung to 17 inches in length.
While the clarity of these stones are not as perfect as I normally offer to you, the colors overcompensate! These sweet 7.5mm amethyst and minty blue tourmaline stones are set in 14k gold and are strung with freshwater, cultured, color enhanced pearls and facetted amethyst roundels. It is strung to 18 inches in length on a durable synthetic fiber that moves like silk but doesn’t stretch, shred or fray like silk. The clasp is the lobster claw style.
These Montana opal agates are the funkiest shapes! Just seeing them makes me smile. You can imagine me giggling away as I strung this piece. I’ve used funky silver pods, which mimic the shapes of the stones. The patterns are so interesting that I considered using each one as a focal bead (the largest is 25mm x 15mm), but when I found the silver pods, I knew exactly what needed to be done! The back of the necklace is lustrous 6.5mm black tourmalines. It is strung to 18.5 inches on an extremely flexible wire. I’m very excited about this whimsical piece and can’t wait to see who buys it.
I didn’t have the heart to separate this parcel of briolettes, so I used them all together in this gluttonous paddle Necklace. The stones are peridot, pink tourmaline, and aquamarines. It is the perfect springtime/summertime color mix. The clarity is exceptional, making this one of the most sparkly necklaces I’ve ever seen. The sparkle is so intense that we must make sure this necklace is never in the same cases as the sapphire necklaces at the shows because it gives it a real run for much less money! It is strung to 17.75 inches on an extremely flexible wire.