This is my favorite of the jasper necklace line. The pattern of the stone is so pretty and the colors are very rich. There was a quartz crystal pocket within the smooth crystal face. Although the natural pocket was very pretty, I couldn’t resist bezel setting a tiny ruby inside just to add a little punch of intensity! I have strung the smooth picture jasper with high end sparkly chrome tourmaline facetted briolette beads. They give the necklace nice articulation because they move like little paddles when worn. There are also 14k gold accent roundels and lobster claw clasp.
This smooth jasper bead has a mottled white and blue pattern. Both sides are very pretty. It is strung with a denim blue bead that is either denim lapis or sodalite; not sure. It has a sterling spring ring clasp and is strung on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch or fray like silk.
I designed this unique line of necklaces that mixes unusual pieces of jasper with sparkly facetted gemstones. This particular jasper has a maroon and cream mottled affect. It is strung with pretty facetted purple fluorite polyhedrons, tiny facetted rhodolite garnet beads and maroon color enhanced, egg shaped, freshwater cultured pearls. The pearls gives the necklace a unique texture and movement, while the garnets add sparkle. It is strung to a long 22” with a 14k gold lobster claw clasp.
This 1.5 inch hand blown glass bead was made by fellow artist, and my very dear friend, Lisa Joy Sachs. I have strung it with lots of uncommon beads, including chrome tourmaline, spessertite garnets, amethyst, and fresh water, cultured, color enhanced purple pearls. This necklace is perfect for a petite lady. Currently, it is strung to 15.5 inches.
I received a bead making lesson from Lisa Joy Sachs at her studio. This is one of the beads I made. It resembles a seashell. The colors are soft and earthy in pink, coral, and tan. Therefore, I have strung it with fine gradient cinnamon zircons and peach tourmaline facetted beads. There are two gold color enhanced fresh water cultured pearls accenting the glass shell. The gemstone beads are extremely good quality. The length of the necklace is 19.5 inches.
This is a soft, pastel neutral trio brio necklace. The colors are pinkish, tanish, mauvy fawn colors .It is very hard to describe this neutral feminine palette. The pearls have a superior luster with soft colorful overtones but the overall look is extremely neutral. If you love to wear khaki, but still love sparkle, then you'll love this piece!
Rhodochrosite, Tourmaline and Pearl Necklace in 14K Gold
Please allow me to ramble. When I was attending FIT, during my first year of jewelry college, about 15 years ago, mom and I met the owner of the only real producing rhodocrosite mine in Argentina. I can't remember how it happened but we made many trips to his NY office to purchase rhodocrosite.
Twenty Three petite smooth watermelon tourmaline slices are in the front of this necklace. They are each separated by a combination of teeny tiny peach seed pearls. The back of this necklace is complimented by flower and peach seed pearls with 14k gold wave beads, and a lobster claw clasp. This piece is strung to 17 inches on durable, flexible wire which holds it's shape and helps the tourmaline to lie properly.
This is a Party piece! Color enhanced, freshwater, cultured pearls in different shapes create this wacky wonky design. It looks fantastic around the neck! Every woman who tries one buys one! This piece is strung to 21 inches in length on a durable wire.
Solid Boulder opal set in 22k gold with a 14k white gold swish shank. The fiery opal in this ring measures 10mm x 5mm.
Solid Australian BLACK opal and green sapphires set in 22k and 14k gold. The design on this ring measures approximately 20mm x 20mm.
Solid Australian boulder opal set in 22k gold with a 14k gold shank and a ruby bezel set into the opal gemstone. The fiery natural opal in this ring measures approximately 9mm x 11mm.
Finding something new and exciting after making jewelry professionally for 27 years has really gotten my creativity refreshed! My friend Lisajoy Sachs introduced me to this new way of making jewelry with precious metal clay. Mitsubishi Motors (yes, the car company) makes this clay that is pure silver embedded in a bonding agent. I create my piece out of clay, then by firing it in a kiln, it “sinters” into a solid piece of pure silver once the bonding agent burns out. Sounds complicated but it is like playing with really expensive play-doh and really brings out my inner child.
This sea glass ring has a genuine ruby set in a little 14k gold bezel embedded into the center. The sea glass is set in a fine silver bezel and the shank is sterling silver with a decorative double shank with a hammered texture. There is a black freshwater, cultured pearl accent. The ring size is approximately a 7 1/2.
Finding something new and exciting after making jewelry professionally for 27 years has really gotten my creativity refreshed! My friend Lisajoy Sachs introduced me to this new way of making jewelry with precious metal clay. Mitsubishi Motors (yes, the car company) makes this clay that is pure silver embedded in a bonding agent. I create my piece out of clay, and then by firing it in a kiln, it “sinters” into a solid piece of pure silver once the bonding agent burns out. Sounds complicated but it is like playing with really expensive play-doh and really brings out my inner child.