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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.

Peridot Cabochons (4mm Round)

Peridot Cabochons (4mm Round)

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

Peridot Rose Cut Cabochon 6mm

Peridot Cabochon (6mm Round Rose Cut)

The peridot gemstone cabochon shown here is 6mm in diameter, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom piece for you.

Peridot and Sterling Silver Ring

Peridot Ring

Jen, a lovely friend of mine, commissioned me to make her a ring to replace her engagement ring, which she accidentally threw out with the potato peelings 50 years ago!

Peridot and Sterling Silver Ring

This ring is set with a lovely, high domed peridot, and is designed to fit with her wedding ring.

Peridot and Sterling Silver Ring

It was a joy to create, and Jen was an absolute delight to work with. I love what I do!

Opal, Peridot and Sterling Silver Ring

Opal, Peridot and Sterling Silver Ring

My lovely client, Pauline, wanted a ring created for her daughter’s 40th birthday, with and opal and two peridots which are the birthstones of her daughter’s three children.

Opal, Peridot and Sterling Silver Ring

She asked if I could use an opal cabochon that she had. I was happy to do that!

Opal, Peridot and Sterling Silver Ring

I got in some tiny peridots, and we designed the ring together.

Opal, Peridot and Sterling Silver Ring

Pauline asked if I could make a simple silver bangle to pair with the ring. What a lovely gift!

Peridot and Sterling Silver Earrings

Flashback – Peridot and Sterling Silver Earrings

Peridot and Sterling Silver Earrings

Continuing my flashbacks to the first pieces I ever made, the next step I took at The Goldsmith’s School was to learn to set a stone. A round or oval shaped cabochon is the simplest to set (no corners to contend with!) and I chose one of my favourites, peridot.

Peridot and Sterling Silver Earrings

I have written about the stone setting process previously here and here – and as you can probably tell, it is one of my favourite ways to create!

Peridot and Sterling Silver Earrings

I’ve gotten faster and better at setting stones of course, but these earrings have stood the test of time – although I would design the ear hooks differently another time! I still love peridot, too – it and garnet are some of the few gemstones that are not treated in any way.

Peridot, Black Onyx and Moonstone Sterling Silver Stacking Rings

Peridot, Black Onyx and Moonstone Sterling Silver Stacking Rings

Peridot, Black Onyx and Moonstone Sterling Silver Stacking RingsIt’s always lovely to create for people you love, so when my bestie asked me to make her daughter a set of stacking rings as a sixteenth birthday present, I was stoked!

Peridot, Black Onyx and Moonstone Sterling Silver Stacking Rings

The stones come from my embarrassingly extensive gemstone collection.

Peridot, Black Onyx and Moonstone 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.

Peridot 6mm Cabochons

Peridot Cabochons (6mm Round)

The peridot 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:

Peridot and Sterling Silver Family Intials Pendant

Peridot and Sterling Silver Family Initials Pendant

My good friend Narelle asked if I could create a pendant for her to give to a good friend of hers.

Peridot and Sterling Silver Family Initials Pendant

Narelle sent me some sketches of ideas she had, and we agreed on this design, which incorporates the first initial of the name of each of the members of the family.

Peridot and Sterling Silver Family Initials Pendant

I’m pleased with the way this one turned out, I think it’s effective – and I do love peridot! Thanks, Nez!

Libra

Libra, The Scale, is the seventh symbol of the Zodiac. Anyone born between 24 September and 23 October is born under this sign. Libra is Latin for weighing scales. It is a cardinal sign, and is ruled by the planet Venus. Its symbol is Libra.svg, representing the scales. Libra is one of the four air signs.

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

Lapis is one of the traditional stones for Libra. Lapis is believed to have cleansing properties, and can help to clear and focus the mind. Lapis has been in use since ancient times, and was once more highly prized than gold. It is used to make ultramarine paint.

Lapis Lazuli Cabochon

Another stone traditionally assigned to Gemini is chrysolite, more commonly known as peridot. Peridot is believed to be a very spiritual stone, full of lightness and beauty.

August - Peridot

Key words for people born under the sign of Libra are: Good sense of beauty and proportion, tactful, seek balance and harmony. Librans sometimes have trouble getting off the fence. Libra rules the kidneys, skin, lumbar region and buttocks.

Libra Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Zodiac Pendant

Librans share their sign with such notables as Oscar Wilde, Mahatma Ghandi, and Alfred Nobel. You can shop for a Libra pendant in my Celestials Collection in The Silver Forge Shop.