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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

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.

Serpentine Cabochons (10mm Oval)

Serpentine Cabochons (10mm Oval)

The serpentine gemstone cabochons shown here are 10mm by 8mm, and are available to be handcrafted into custom pieces for you.

Serpentine Cabochons 6mm

Serpentine Cabochons (6mm Round)

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

Serpentine and Sterling Silver Ring

Serpentine and Sterling Silver Ring

Bandar admired this serpentine ring in my shop, and wondered if I could resize it for him.

Serpentine and Sterling Silver Ring

I wasn’t able to, but luckily I had another cabochon the same in my gemstone collection, so I created him the same ring but in his size.

Serpentine and Sterling Silver Rings

The ring is now happily in Saudi Arabia with its new owner!

 

Gemstone of the Month – Serpentine

Serpentine is the name given to various minerals found in serpentinite rocks. These are used as a source of magnesium and also in industry, and as a decorative stone. The Irish Connemara marble is a form of serpentine.

The name is thought to come from the Latin serpentinus, meaning ‘serpent rock’ – based on the mineral’s greenish color and smooth or scaly appearance.

Serpentine has been used since ancient times to guard against disease and sorcery. It is believed to provide protection against venomous creatures such as snakes and insects. It is thought to balance mood swings, and to promote the ability to solve conflicts peacefully.

Serpentine is beautifully offset by silver I think – it’s my current favourite stone!

Serpentine Rings

I have some serpentine in my gemstone collection. If you find a stone that appeals to you and you’d like to have it set in a ring or a pendant, get in touch – I’d love to create something beautiful for you.

Serpentine Round Cabochons

Serpentine Round Cabochon

The lovely serpentine cabochons shown here are 12mm across. They are available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Serpentine Cabochon

Serpentine Oval Cabochon

The lovely  serpentine cabochon shown here is 16mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Trillion Cut Serpentine Cabochon

Serpentine Cabochon

The subtle serpentine cabochon shown here is 29mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. This stone is from Norway.

Most serpentines are opaque to translucent, light, infusible and susceptible to acids. All are microcrystalline and massive in habit, never being found as single crystals. Luster may be vitreous, greasy or silky. Colors range from white to grey, yellow to green, and brown to black, and are often splotchy or veined.

 

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.