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Melanite Garnet and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

Melanite Garnet Stud Earrings

My lovely sister had a birthday recently, and I thought she might need a bit of understated bling – so I made her a pair of melanite garnet stud earrings.Melanite Garnet and Sterling Silver Stud EarringsLove my sister!

Melanite Garnet and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

Garnet, Jade and Onyx Sterling Silver Stacking Rings

Garnet, Jade and Onyx Sterling Silver Stacking Rings

These stacking rings were a custom build for a client who has three children named after gemstones. She chose the correct coloured stone for each child from my  gemstone collection.

Garnet, Jade and Onyx Sterling Silver Stacking Rings

These remind me of the lovely old style acrostic jewellery. What a gorgeous way to honour your loved ones!

Garnet, Jade and Onyx Sterling Silver Stacking Rings

If you’d like a set (or just one!) of your own, let me know – I’d love to make you some.

Garnet, Jade and Onyx Sterling Silver Stacking Rings

Hessonite Garnet Cabochons (4mm Round)

Hessonite Garnet Cabochons (4mm Round)

The hessonite garnet gemstone cabochons shown here are 4mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Hessonite Garnet Cabochons (8mm Round)

Hessonite Garnet Cabochons (8mm Round)

The hessonite garnet gemstone cabochons shown here are 8mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Garnet, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Bangle

Garnet, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Bangle

Matthew was looking for a gift for his wife, and he got in touch to see if I could create a bangle similar to this one, but with some gemstones included.

Garnet, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Bangle

He got their small daughter to choose the gemstones from my collection. She picked garnet and lapis lazuli.

Garnet, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Bangle

I hope this thoughtful present was well received!

Almandine Garnet Cabochon Oval 8mm

Almandine Garnet Cabochons (8mm Oval)

The garnet gemstone cabochon shown here is 8mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom piece for you.

Sterling Silver and Garnet Wave Pendant

Almandine Garnet and Wave Sterling Silver Pendant

Sterling Silver and Garnet Wave Pendant

I was approached by a new father, who wanted to have a special piece made for his partner to celebrate the birth of their first child.

Sterling Silver and Garnet Wave Pendant

The design idea started with the baby’s birthstone, which is garnet, and her mother’s love of water. I provided a few quick sketches, and the lovely dad and I worked together to finalise the design.

Sterling Silver and Garnet Wave Pendant

The baby’s name is stamped on the back of the pendant, making it the perfect piece to treasure for a lifetime!

Almandine Garnet Cabochons 6mm Round

Almandine Garnet Cabochons (6mm Round)

The almandine garnet gemstone cabochons shown here are 6mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

I used similar cabochons to create these custom pieces:

 

Hessonite Garnet Round 6mm Cabochons

Hessonite Garnet Cabochons (6mm Round)

The hessonite garnet gemstone cabochons shown here are 6mm in diameter, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

I used a similar cabochon to create this custom piece:

Sky Sun Sea Hessonite Garnet and Sterling Silver Pendant

Almandine Garnet Round 8mm Cabochon

Almandine Garnet Cabochons (8mm Round)

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

Garnet Cabochon Round 4mm

Almandine Garnet Cabochons (4mm Round)

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

Garnet and Sterling Silver Circles Ring

Garnet and Sterling Silver Circles Ring

Circles, endlessly wonderful. I created this ring for myself, as I wanted something to match a pair of earrings I made that I wear a lot.

Garnet and Sterling Silver Circles Ring

The design came to me as I was daydreaming before I went to sleep one night.

Garnet and Sterling Silver Circles Ring

I really love this ring!

Aquarius

Aquarius, The Water Bearer, is the eleventh symbol of the Zodiac. Anyone born between 21 January and 19 February is born under this sign. Aquarius is the Latin for water bearer. It is a fixed sign, and is ruled by the planet Uranus. Its symbol is Aquarius.svg, representing ripples of water. Aquarius is one of the four air signs.

Zodiac Air Sign Moonstone Set Cloud Pendant. Gemini, Libra, Aquarius Element Necklace.

Garnet is the traditional stones for Aquarius. Garnet is believed to promote successful business, and to provide protection while travelling. Garnets have been been in use since the Bronze Age as both gemstones and abrasives.

January - Garnet

Moss agate is another stone traditionally associated with Aquarius. Moss agate is known as the gemstone of gardeners and agriculture.

Moss Agate Cabochon

Key words for people born under the sign of Aquarius are: Communicative, humanitarian, progressive and fraternal. They have universal spirit coupled with occasional obstinacy. Aquarius rules the ankles, calves and circulatory system.

Aquarius Garnet and Sterling Silver Zodiac Pendant

Librans share their sign with such notables as Charles Darwin, Barrie Humphries and Charles Dickens. You can shop for an Aquarius pendant in my Celestials Collection in The Silver Forge Shop.

Family Crest Garnet and Sterling Silver Ring

Sterling Silver and Garnet Family Crest RingI created this ring for Scott to give to his wife for their wedding anniversary. He wanted to show her how much a part of his family she was by sharing his family crest with her in some way.

Sterling Silver and Garnet Family Crest Ring

He provided me with some great information and some pictures of his traditional family crest. After quite a bit of design discussion, as this ring was to be feminine, we settled on using a portion of the drawing to create the feeling of the crest – I really loved this swirly winglike piece!

Sterling Silver and Garnet Family Crest Ring

 

Using a garnet to symbolise the red that appeared throughout the family crest (and which, of course, also symbolises love), I was very very happy with the end result. Thanks so much, Scott, it was a pleasure to work with you!

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!

Sterling Silver and Garnet Crown Set Ring

The very last piece that I made in my training course last year was this sterling silver and garnet crown set ring.

Garnet Crown Set Sterling Silver Ring 1

It’s a bit of a departure from my normal style, but I like it!

Garnet Crown Set Sterling Silver Ring 2

I specifically chose a garnet because my lovely sister who lives on the other side of the world has just turned 50, and she likes garnets.

Garnet Crown Set Sterling Silver Ring 3

 

Happiest of birthdays, dearest! xxx

Garnet and Sterling Silver Needle Case

Cylindrical Sterling Silver Box with Garnet Set Lid

Garnet and Sterling Silver Needle Case

Years ago, I made a little round silver box with a garnet on the top of it to keep embroidery needles in as due to a special project I was making, I suddenly had many of them. The joys of being able to make your own silver things!!

Garnet and Sterling Silver Needle Case

In this box I also keep a tiny note (which used to have my needle stuck in it when I had only one needle). It was written to me in green pencil by my son many years ago when he was quite small – it just says, in his best handwriting, “i love you”.

Spiral and Ball Garnet Set Statement Pendant Necklace

Nemo’s Nautilus

In keeping with the nautical theme I seem to have going, a diving bell a la Jules Verne is another piece that I made. Ok, so it’s not really a diving bell. But close one eye and it could be!!

Garnet Ball Pendant

I created this pendant for the goldsmithing training course that I am presently undertaking. The brief was fairly simple – make something incorporating a hollow ball! Great fun.

Garnet Ball Pendant

Garnet and Sterling Silver Art Deco Pendant

The first time I ever set a teardrop shaped stone was when I made this garnet and silver pendant for my oldest dearest friend.

Teardrop Garnet and Sterling Silver Pendant

My teacher helped with the design, and although one of the stones is not very well set, after four years I’m still pleased with the art deco look of this piece!

Teardrop Garnet and Sterling Silver Pendant