This is a gorgeous blue sapphire necklace with two 18k yellow gold small Crownwork® finials and two amphoras on oxidized silver cable chain with small lilypad clasp. Oxidized silver has a beautiful historic feel for jewelry ( think Austro-Hungarian empire ) and is a wonderful contrast to gold so for necklaces it looks rich and strong. When its oxidized really polished black, the stone pops with rich saturated color and look luxurious. The design inspiration for the finials are the Moores in Spain. It’s my translation of the columns in the Alluhumbra Palace. The design is a very old world form that fits jewelry perfectly and I use it in many configurations throughout the collection. The lilypad clasp is a way for me to finish a piece of jewelry with a personal design touch. The clasp is very safe and easy to open and close. Its something that shows the true nature of the piece being made by hand not manufactured.
Ray loves sapphires and they are the next hardest mineral to diamonds! A great stone choice, these sapphires are strung on a durable stretch nylon and are built to last. This is the perfect unisex everyday bracelet that you will not want to take off, and looks great layered in with gold, silver and other beaded bracelets. The properties of sapphires include attracting wealth, stimulating Intellect and improving focus. They are also the birthstone for September babies and the traditional wedding anniversary present for 5 and 45 years.
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