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Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

One of the lovely mums from school had inherited this gorgeous piece of smoky quartz, and asked if I would be able to make it into a pendant for her to give to her mum. The stone even came to me in a cute little vintage box!

Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

I created the setting so that the stone would be protected, but the maximum amount of light would come through – I always aim to make the stone the star of the show!

Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

Thanks, Emma, and I’m so glad your mum loves her new pendant!

Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

Smoky Quartz Cabochons (10mm Round Rose Cut)

Smoky Quartz Cabochons (10mm Round Rose Cut)

The smoky quartz rose cut gemstone cabochons shown here are 10mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Smoky Quartz Cabochons (8mm Round Rose Cut)

Smoky Quartz Cabochons (8mm Round Rose Cut)

The smoky quartz rose cut gemstone cabochons shown here are 8mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Smoky Quartz Cabochons (4mm Round Rose Cut)

Smoky Quartz Cabochons (4mm Round Rose Cut)

The smoky quartz rose cut gemstone cabochons shown here are 4mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Smoky Quartz Cabochons (6mm Round Rose Cut)

Smoky Quartz Cabochons (6mm Round Rose Cut)

The smoky quartz rose cut gemstone cabochons shown here are 6mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Smoky Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

Smokey Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

My dearest friend commissioned me to create a smoky quartz pendant for her mum’s birthday – I was so pleased, as her mum is one of the reasons I began silversmithing – her collection of wonderful statement pieces stayed in my mind from when I was small!

 

Smokey Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

I found her the most amazing faceted cabochon, which inspired my design.

 

Smokey Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

It is one of my favourite pieces to date, and I was honoured to create it! 🙂

Sterling Silver, Garnet and Cairngorm Tree of Life Pendant

Sterling Silver, Garnet and Cairngorm Tree of Life Pendant  My best friend asked me to create a tree of life pendant for her lovely sister for her birthday.

Sterling Silver, Garnet and Cairngorm Tree of Life Pendant

To me, the brown of the smoky quartz (also known as cairngorm) represents the earth, and the red of the almandine garnet represents the fruit of the tree.

Sterling Silver, Garnet and Cairngorm Tree of Life Pendant

 

I wanted this tree to have a different, softer feel that the tree of life ring I made. So glad to hear the lovely El likes it!