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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!

 

 

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

Canadian Jade Cabochon

Canadian Jade Cabochon

The beautiful Canadian jade gemstone cabochon shown here is 26mm long.  It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

 

 

Jade and Sterling Silver Pendant

Flashback – Jade Pendant

Jade and Sterling Silver Pendant

Some years ago, my gorgeous husband came home from a work trip to Hong Kong with this beautiful piece of jade for me. Yes, I love him!

Jade and Sterling Silver Pendant

I created an elaborate design for the stone, and built that during my goldsmithing classes. Part of the component creation included making some chenier – which is hollow tubing, to go through the middle of the jade, which was cut in a donut shape. That was fun!

Jade and Sterling Silver Pendant

At the end of the day decided I didn’t like what I had made, so removed a good portion of the framework and left a simpler way to wear the jade. Sometimes, you have to modify your original idea to make the piece work!

Jade 6mm Round Cabochon

Jade Cabochons (6mm Round)

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

Virgo

Virgo, The Virgin, is the sixth symbol of the Zodiac. Anyone born between 23 August and 23 September is born under this sign. Virgo, the latin word for virgin, is a mutable sign, and is ruled by the planet Mercury. Its symbol is   Virgo.svg, representing a sheaf of barley. Virgo is one of the four earth signs.

Zodiac Earth Sign Peridot Tree Pendant. Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn Necklace.

Carnelian is the traditional stone for Virgo. Carnelian is believed to give energy, guard against poverty, and promote good moods.

Carnelian Cabochon

Another stone traditionally assigned to Virgo is Jade. It is thought to protect the wearer from coming to harm.

Nephrite Jade

Key words for people born under the sign of Virgo are said to be: Precise, differentiatial, doers of what is necessary, utilitarian. Virgoans take a critical point of view. Virgo rules the digestive system, intestines, spleen and nervous system.

Virgo Carnelian and Sterling Silver Zodiac Pendant

Virgoans share their sign with such notables as Roald Dahl, Stephen King and Jane Addams.  You can shop for a Virgo pendant in my Celestials Collection in The Silver Forge Shop.

Chitor Jade Cabochon

Chitor Jade Oval Cabochon

The beautiful pale green flecked oval chitor jade gemstone cabochon shown here is 32mm long.  It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Chitor is a town near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India where the stone is found. The name Chitor Jade is a colloquial name, given to this mineral by the local people. I sourced this stone from a gemstone supplier who got the stone in Rajasthan. He tells me it’s quite possible this stone has never been traded outside the area where it is found, which could be why I’d never heard of it. So, this is a very unique cabochon!