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Bloodstone and Jade Sterling Silver Circle Earrings

Two Green Gemstones Earrings

To go with the ring from my previous post, my gorgeous client Natasha had me make her a pair of earrings using green gemstones.

Bloodstone and Jade Sterling Silver Circle Earrings

The stones are jade and bloodstone (also known as heliotrope.) Fantastic!

 

 

Five Green Gemstones Ring

Five Green Gemstones Ring

My lovely client Natasha found a picture of an amazing antique ring, and got me to make her a similar style using a selection of green gemstones.

Five Green Gemstones Ring

The stones are serpentine, prehnite, chrysoprase, peridot and aventurine.

Five Green Gemstones Ring

Five Green Gemstones Ring

It looks amazing worn on the first finger – the stones wrap around and are all visible to be admired! Thanks, as always, to Natasha for her friendship and artistic vision.

Chrysocolla and Malachite Oval Cabochon

Chrysocolla and Malachite Oval Cabochon

The gorgeous chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 35mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Malachite and chrysocolla both have a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous blue/green colouring. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, (gold), and kolla, (glue).

Chrysocolla and malachite commonly form together, and produce some fantastic gemstones!

It is believed to have a calming influence, and also to attract love. It is supposed to help heal burns, fever, and detoxify the liver.

Variscite Trillion Cabochon

Variscite Trillion Cabochon

The beautiful variscite gemstone cabochon shown here is 20mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

This piece of variscite comes from Utah, USA. Variscite is a hydrated aluminium phosphate and the rare, bluish-green mineral can be found in aluminium-rich rocks. It is named after Variscia, the old name for Vogtland in Germany.

Variscite is believed to bring peace and harmony to your heart and to help with stress or anxiety. It is thought to be beneficial for anyone who is an invalid or who is caring for someone who has been sick for a long time, especially if they are feeling despair about their illness.

Serpentine Rectangle Cabochon

Serpentine Rectangle Cabochon

The beautiful serpentine gemstone cabochon shown here is 29mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

 

Chrysocolla Freeform Cabochon

Chrysocolla Freeform Cabochon

The gorgeous chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 23mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Like malachite, chrysocolla has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous blue/green colouring. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, (gold), and kolla, (glue).

It is believed to have a calming influence, and also to attract love. It is supposed to help heal burns, fever, and detoxify the liver.

Prehnite and Sterling Silver Ring

Prehnite and Sterling Silver Ring

Prehnite and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Nicole chose this gorgeous prehnite cabochon from my gemstone collection and commissioned me to create a ring for her.

 

Prehnite and Sterling Silver Ring

 

I love the inclusions in this prehnite, just gorgeous!

 

Prehnite and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Such a lovely piece to create, thanks Nicole! I’m looking forward to working on your next piece!

Zoisite and Sterling Silver Ring Pair

Zoisite and Sterling Silver Ring Pair

I created this pair of zoisite rings at the request of one of my lovely customers ~ one each for her and her sister.

Zoisite and Sterling Silver Ring Pair

They live far away from each other, and I know that feeling. What a nice way to show the ever-present bond between them. 

Zoisite and Sterling Silver Ring Pair

 

Thanks, Ash!

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Granulation Pendant

I’m always pleased to create custom pieces for people using gemstones from my ever-growing collection, and this was no exception!

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

What made this chrysocolla pendant special is that it’s for a birthday girl, from a group of her friends – and I got to meet the person who commissioned it.

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

Chrysocolla is one of my favourite stones at the moment – if you’d like your very own chrysocolla piece, just let me know!

Malachite Cabochon

Spotted Malachite Oval Cabochon

The beautiful malachite gemstone cabochon shown here is 33mm long.

Malachite has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous green colouring. It was given its name because of its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. Read more about Malachite here.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Malachite and Sterling Silver Ring

Chrysocolla Cabochon

Chrysocolla Oval Cabochon

The gorgeous chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 35mm long.

Like malachite, chrysocolla has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous blue/green colouring. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, (gold), and kolla, (glue).

It is believed to have a calming influence, and also to attract love. It is supposed to help heal burns, fever, and detoxify the liver.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Pendant

Chrysocolla Oval Cabochon

Chrysocolla Oval Cabochon

The divine chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 30mm long.

Like malachite, chrysocolla has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous blue/green colouring. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, (gold), and kolla, (glue).

It is believed to have a calming influence, and also to attract love. It is supposed to help heal burns, fever, and detoxify the liver.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Chrysocolla and Granulated Sterling Silver Ring

Story of a Beautiful Tree

I bought the most divine wooden tree puzzle from my lovely friend, Kylie, and it lives in my study where it brings me joy each day! I was inspired so much by it, that I asked Kylie how she would feel if I were to borrow her beautiful tree design for the ‘Earth’ symbol in my new Elementals range. She kindly agreed to let me! I feel honoured both that she was happy for me to use her gorgeous tree shape, and that she liked the pendant I created so much that she bought it! Below is a blog post that she wrote about it. You can read it in full over at Kylie’s Raw Toys website!

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From Puzzle to Pendant

Back when I first started my little shop, I made a handful of two piece tree puzzles. I sold most of them and have not felt inclined to make more so I discontinued them. Out of the blue, I received an email from my silversmithing friend, Ruthie, from The Silver Forge, asking my permission to use the design from one of these trees she had purchased a while back for an idea she had in mind.
It’s no secret how much I adore Ruthie’s work, so as you can imagine, I was thrilled with the idea! Here is the original tree puzzle belonging to Ruthie:
And here is her finished piece.. my tree design as a stunning silver pendant!
I developed an instant crush on this pendant and decided that I neeeded to be it’s owner. The beautiful tree pendant and I are now insperable and it’s especially perfect that it features my birthstone, the peridot. Thank you so much, Ruthie, I treasure each of the beautiful creations of yours that I’m lucky enough to own – you are a rockstar!
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Thank you so much, Kylie!

Grassy Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

My lovely friend Kylie, from Raw Toys, arranged for her birthday present this year to be one of my drusy pieces! I feel very honoured.

Grassy Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Kylie thought my usual rings might be a bit too chunky for her because she has small hands, so asked would I be able to make her a ring a bit smaller than my usual style. Of course I was totally happy to oblige! I sourced her a special lovely small green piece of drusy.

Grassy Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Kylie is really happy with the way this ring turned out (she even blogged a little bit about that 🙂 ), and that makes me feel happy, too. I love being able to make one of a kind pieces for lovely people!

Grassy Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Ring

Thank you so much, Kylie! And for any lovers of beautiful wooden toys and puzzles, head over to Kylie’s MadeIt Shop or her Raw Toys blog and see her gorgeous work. It’s well worth a visit.

Gemstone of the Month – Malachite

Malachite – gorgeous! I love the endless variations on that swirly green theme. Malachite has a high copper content, which is what gives it the fabulous green colouring. It often results from the weathering of copper ores.

It was given its name from the Greek , meaning ‘mallow-green stone’ because of its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant.

Malachite was used as a mineral pigment in green paints from ancient times until about 1800, when a synthetic form of the colour widely replaced it.  Large quantities are mined in the Urals in Russia, and Malachite is found worldwide, including here in Australia at Broken Hill, New South Wales. It is often found in the company of Azurite.

Malachite was popular with ancient civilizations in Egypt, Rome and Greece where it was used in jewelry as well as cosmetics.

Malachite is believed to be a protector of children. It is said to protect travellers, and to protect the wearer from accidents. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is believed to be a stone of balance in relationships.

You can have a little piece of this fabulous stone to wear for your very own, set in a ring or pendant.

I have some pieces of malachite in my gemstone collection and I’m always happy to try to source something particular for you if you have a special dream in mind!

Malachite Cabochon

Light Malachite Oval Cabochon

The unusual malachite gemstone cabochon shown here is 24mm long.

Malachite has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous green colouring. It was given its name because of its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. Read more about Malachite here.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Malachite and Sterling Silver Ring

Malachite Round Cabochon

Malachite Round Cabochon

This gemstone is reserved for a lovely customer.

The lovely malachite gemstone cabochon shown here is 22mm diameter.

Malachite has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous green colouring. It was given its name because of its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. Read more about Malachite here.

Malachite Cabochon

Malachite Oval Cabochon

The lovely malachite gemstone cabochon shown here is 29mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Malachite has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous green colouring. It was given its name because of its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. Read more about Malachite here.

Reserved – Parrot Wing Chrysocolla Oval Cabochon

PLEASE NOTE: This cabochon is reserved for a lovely client.

The striking parrot wing chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 34mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Like malachite, chrysocolla has a high copper content, which is what gives it that fabulous blue/green colouring. The name comes from the Greek chrysos, (gold), and kolla, (glue).

It is believed to have a calming influence, and also to attract love. It is supposed to help heal burns, fever, and detoxify the liver.

Prehnite Oval Cabochon With nclusions

Prehnite With Inclusions Oval Cabochon

The beautiful prehnite gemstone cabochon with inclusions shown here is 21mm long.

Prehnite contains calcium and aluminium. It is the first mineral to be named after someone, and was initially discovered in 1789 in Haslach, Harzburg and Oberstein, Germany. It was named for Colonel Hendrik Von Prehn (1733–1785), commander of the military forces of the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope from 1768 to 1780.

Prehnite is thought to be a protective stone. It is believed to be helpful in the healing of gout, anemia and kidney problems, and in toxin removal, stimulating the metabolism as well as regenerating the body.

I used this cabochon to create this custom piece:

Prehnite and Sterling Silver Ring

 

Prehnite Oval Cabochon

Prehnite Oval Cabochon

The lovely prehnite gemstone cabochon shown here is 24mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. This cabochon comes from Wave Hill, Northern Territory, Australia. Extensive deposits of gem quality prehnite occur in the basalt tableland surrounding Wave Hill.

Prehnite contains calcium and aluminium. It is the first mineral to be named after someone, and was initially discovered in 1789 in Haslach, Harzburg and Oberstein, Germany. It was named for Colonel Hendrik Von Prehn (1733–1785), commander of the military forces of the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope from 1768 to 1780.

Prehnite is thought to be a protective stone. It is believed to be helpful in the healing of gout, anemia and kidney problems, and in toxin removal, stimulating the metabolism as well as regenerating the body.

 

Pale Lucin Variscite Cabochon

Reserved – Pale Variscite Oval Cabochon

This cabochon is reserved for a lovely client.

The gorgeous variscite gemstone cabochon shown here is 30mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

This piece of variscite comes from Lucin, Utah, USA. Variscite is believed to bring peace and harmony to your heart and to help with stress or anxiety. It is thought to be beneficial for anyone who is an invalid or who is caring for someone who has been sick for a long time, especially if they are feeling despair about their illness.

Variscite Cabochon

Variscite Oval Cabochon

The amazing variscite gemstone cabochon shown here is 35mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

This piece of variscite comes from Utah, USA. Variscite is a hydrated aluminium phosphate and the rare, bluish-green mineral can be found in aluminium-rich rocks. It is named after Variscia, the old name for Vogtland in Germany.

Variscite is believed to bring peace and harmony to your heart and to help with stress or anxiety. It is thought to be beneficial for anyone who is an invalid or who is caring for someone who has been sick for a long time, especially if they are feeling despair about their illness.

Mary's Hill Spiderweb Variscite Cabochon

Mary’s Hill Spiderweb Variscite Cabochon


The divine variscite gemstone cabochon shown here is 31mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

This piece of variscite comes from Utah, USA. Variscite is a hydrated aluminium phosphate and the rare, bluish-green mineral can be found in aluminium-rich rocks. It is named after Variscia, the old name for Vogtland in Germany.

Variscite is believed to bring peace and harmony to your heart and to help with stress or anxiety. It is thought to be beneficial for anyone who is an invalid or who is caring for someone who has been sick for a long time, especially if they are feeling despair about their illness.