Amazonia

Amazonia

Real emerald pear briolette drops are the centre pieces for these wire-wrapped dangle earrings. Gem-grade emeralds are highly prized and quite rare, so command high prices. These stones are not in that league: they are very included so appear opaque rather than transparent, and the colour is not the intense emerald green of the finest stones, but they are genuine nontheless and I think they have a charm all of their own. I have framed the drops within 'infinity' silver wire shapes, and wire-wrapped a halo of pale minty green amazonite rondelles around the outside. I think the two tones of green look beautiful together and it was this combination that sparked the design for these earrings in the first place. All the metal I have used to make these earrings is sterling or fine silver, which I have oxidised to a dark gunmetal grey finish, as a contract to the green colour of the stones. The dangles measure about 1 3/8" (35mm) and the earrings measure about 2" (51mm) in total from the top of the earwires to the bottom of the dangles. Emerald is a birthstone for May.
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Amazonia

Amazonia

Real emerald pear briolette drops are the centre pieces for these wire-wrapped dangle earrings. Gem-grade emeralds are highly prized and quite rare, so command high prices. These stones are not in that league: they are very included so appear opaque rather than transparent, and the colour is not the intense emerald green of the finest stones, but they are genuine nontheless and I think they have a charm all of their own. I have framed the drops within 'infinity' silver wire shapes, and wire-wrapped a halo of pale minty green amazonite rondelles around the outside. I think the two tones of green look beautiful together and it was this combination that sparked the design for these earrings in the first place. All the metal I have used to make these earrings is sterling or fine silver, which I have oxidised to a dark gunmetal grey finish, as a contract to the green colour of the stones. The dangles measure about 1 3/8" (35mm) and the earrings measure about 2" (51mm) in total from the top of the earwires to the bottom of the dangles. Emerald is a birthstone for May.
Ref:
Date:
22/03/13
Location:
Photographer: