This is a beautiful tumbled garnet 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.
The garnet is bezel set into our classic crownwork style. Garnet is one of the most interesting mineral families because it comes in the largest variety of colors. From deep red (the most popular), to orange to bright green. This stone symbolizes passion, intimacy and success. It is the birthstone for January babies and the zodiac stone for Aries, Leo and Libras. It is the traditional wedding anniversary gift for the 2nd year.
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