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Amethyst Ice Necklace and Earrings


Amethyst Ice Earrings
Amethyst Ice Necklace   This necklace includes:
*Brazilian amethyst rosette from Eidos
*Faceted amethyst (3.4ct)
*2 mm faceted amethysts
*Amertrine briolettes, faceted pearls, pearls
*Quartz and sterling beads
*Sterling clasp by Candis Wakumoto
*Sterling setting, findings, beads

Length:  18.5" - 24" (46cm - 61cm)
Rosette:  2.25" x 3" (6cm x 8cm)
Weight:  5.4 oz (154 gm)
Earrings: .2 oz each (6gm),
         2" dangle (5 cm)

Photos: Melinda Holden

Necklace #338                                                         SOLD
Earrings #339                                             SOLD

*Love beads
*Necklace is signed, dated
*Sterling post earrings with 2.45ct and 2.35 ct amethysts
You didn't expect huge faceted stones from Virgo Moon, did you? Neither did I. The beautiful amethyst rosette is very pale so I added a large pale faceted amethyst to one of the prongs which lights up the rosette with delicate amethyst light. Tiny amethysts on the other prongs add to the effect. The amertrine briolettes are selected to emphasize the amethyst range, again the stones are pale so they do not overwhelm the delicately-colored crystal. The crystal strand is strung on cable for strength, the other strands are hand-knotted silk. The back of the setting is open, the crystal is very smooth and is comfortable when worn.

Setting a crystal like this seems impossible. Although it is strong enough to wear, it would not tolerate any hammering or the sort of pressure needed to close prongs around it. I devised a little trick to do it which will be disclosed when you look at the back. This piece must be treated with a certain amount of care, the crystal could shatter if it is dropped on concrete or if a heavy object is dropped on it. One would hope jewelry would not normally be subjected to this sort of treatment anyway! This is a good place to emphasize care in hooking any necklace like this: make sure the hook goes INTO one of the loops rather than around the chain and it will be very secure when worn.

LOVE BEADS: This piece includes "love beads," beads given to me after the fire by friends and strangers. The necklace carries the energy of their loving concern.

One-of-a-kind, subject to prior sale

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