Sunday, 17 January 2010

Year of Jewelry 2010 - Week 2 - Rose Quartz

For the Year of Jewelry - week 2 theme of Rose Quartz or Garnet, I created the Madame de Tourvel necklace.

Named for the demure and virtuous - and ultimately tragic and spurned - Madame de Tourvel, from "Les liaisons dangereuses" or "Dangerous Liaisons".

The Madame de Tourvel necklace is graced by a curved and delicate pendant, painstakingly wirewrapped and enhanced with teensy white topaz rondelles, a flashy moonstone briolette, and a single freshwater pearl. Beneath the pendant component sways a large glowing rose quartz briolette - smooth and luscious. It is flanked by coordinating moonstone, freshwater pearls and white topaz. A linked chain of pearls and topaz is connected to the pendant carefully, while an ornate Balinese silver toggle clasp provides a beautiful - and secure - closure. The entire design was oxidised deeply, and then selectively rubbed back.

You can see more pictures here.


Summer said...

Wow! Amazing:) I love your work.

Chrisy said...

The oxidation looks perfect with the pink...another fabulous piece!