Calling all purple people… this classic drop has a twist! Lustrous fresh water, cultured, potato pearls are strung with a gorgeous maroon-red tourmaline. There is perfect clarity on this briolette! It has two large diamond cut round amethyst beads flanking the drop which makes a nice transition from the opaque pearls to the tourmaline. It is strung to 16.5” on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch, or fray like silk.
Smithsonite central stone in its natural crystal form is the highlight of this teal colored necklace. The color enhanced chalcedony briolettes are separated by dark apatites and tiny seed pearls. It is strung with color enhanced freshwater, cultured peacock pearls and a 14k gold lobster claw clasp. The string is a durable synthetic string that won't shred, stretch or fray like silk.
These are gorgeous, extremely well matched indicolite tourmaline teardrops! These earrings are 14k gold and have ruby accent beads. I think they are a great statement and can be worn casually or Black tie. The earring finding itself is a “secura clip.” It is like a lever back, but it actually has a clasp to ensure you don’t loose them. They feel great on and the blue is such a hard color to find in a natural gemstone.
This necklace is fit for an actress because it is so dramatic! The central stone in the pendant is a stunningly facetted rare mandarin spessertite garnet. It is AAA grade material that has risen in price exponentially since I purchased this stone two years ago. Material of this quality is now fetching about $1200. per carat and is almost impossible to find in this large a size with such great faceting! The accent pearl is an Aubergine Tahitian (South Sea) pearl. It is extraordinary!
All exceptionally well matched tourmaline gemstones in different cuts. The beautiful blue tourmaline is a smooth briolette drop, the pink is a smooth teardrop, and the white are facetted briolettes. They sway and glitter very nicely. 14k gold construction.
All exceptionally well matched, even better than the photo because the lighting makes one look darker than the other but they are the same! The pink and champagne are facetted tourmaline briolettes, the lighter stones are facetted aquamarine teardrops. 14k gold construction.
The clasp on this piece is so beautiful, you can wear it on top of your wrist! There is a lovely piece of dichroic glass bezel set on top of the box style clasp. It has shimmering colors of yellow, lime, and teal with a peach “fire” across the top. The clasp is sterling silver, but I’ve used 22k gold flower beads so feel free to wear it with silver or gold rings. The multicolor beads are high end tourmaline facetted beads, in all the colors that coordinate with the dichroic glass. This is quite a statement and would be perfect to wear with Tams’ Caribbean necklace.
Sometimes the pendants I make are figurative, like people sketches using stones. It is abstract, but it has been pointed out to me every so often by customers and I agree. This necklace looks like Carmen Veranda. Or if you have a sense of humor, it reminds me of the I Love Lucy show where Lucy dresses up like a showgirl with a big basket of fruit on her head! But seriously, while it is an unusual one of a kind design, it contains significant stones. A prong set, beautiful rust and gold 17mm x 15mm slice of tourmaline with a 12mm x 7mm marquis cut rich rust tourmaline bezel set in 22k gold.
Multicolor tourmaline facetted beads and briolette cut stones make up this paddle design. It is 16.5 inches long and is strung on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won’t shred, stretch, or fray like silk. The clasp is sterling silver and has a designer signed hang tag.
I can get lost in the 6mm princess cut bicolor tourmaline stone on the bottom of this infinity necklace. The top stone is a beautiful 5.5mm brilliant cut saturated green tourmaline and to top it off, even the facetted beads are bicolor! It is the subtleties in the details that I take pride in my work and this is a perfect example. It is strung with a 14k lobster claw clasp to about 18 1/4 inches in length on a durable synthetic fiber that moves like silk but doesn't stretch, shred or fray like silk.
This 14k gold watermelon tourmaline slice wave necklace is gorgeous! The slices are vibrant colors and range in size from about 12mm to 15mm in diameter. The edges of the slices are the natural edges of the crystals while the faces have been polished smooth. It is strung to 16 inches on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but does not shred, stretch or fray like silk.
This necklace is fine quality pink and green smooth tourmaline drops with facetted carnelian accents. It is a 14k gold wave design, strung to 18” on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won’t shred, stretch, or fray like silk.
There is a butterfly theme to the scrimshaw pieces in these pendants. Each pendant was crafted and signed by a different artist. Rather than stringing them predictably as the pendant of individual necklaces, I’ve decided to utilize them all in one fantastic neckpiece. It is strung in the 14k wave design with solid 22k gold flower beads and freshwater, cultured, color enhanced taupe pearls. This necklace is 16.5 inches long. It is a bold look! The center piece is 33.5mm x 13mm.
This is my favorite of the jasper necklace line. The pattern of the stone is so pretty and the colors are very rich. There was a quartz crystal pocket within the smooth crystal face. Although the natural pocket was very pretty, I couldn’t resist bezel setting a tiny ruby inside just to add a little punch of intensity! I have strung the smooth picture jasper with high end sparkly chrome tourmaline facetted briolette beads. They give the necklace nice articulation because they move like little paddles when worn. There are also 14k gold accent roundels and lobster claw clasp.
This smooth jasper bead has a mottled white and blue pattern. Both sides are very pretty. It is strung with a denim blue bead that is either denim lapis or sodalite; not sure. It has a sterling spring ring clasp and is strung on a durable synthetic string that moves like silk but won't shred, stretch or fray like silk.
I designed this unique line of necklaces that mixes unusual pieces of jasper with sparkly facetted gemstones. This particular jasper has a maroon and cream mottled affect. It is strung with pretty facetted purple fluorite polyhedrons, tiny facetted rhodolite garnet beads and maroon color enhanced, egg shaped, freshwater cultured pearls. The pearls gives the necklace a unique texture and movement, while the garnets add sparkle. It is strung to a long 22” with a 14k gold lobster claw clasp.
This 1.5 inch hand blown glass bead was made by fellow artist, and my very dear friend, Lisa Joy Sachs. I have strung it with lots of uncommon beads, including chrome tourmaline, spessertite garnets, amethyst, and fresh water, cultured, color enhanced purple pearls. This necklace is perfect for a petite lady. Currently, it is strung to 15.5 inches.
I received a bead making lesson from Lisa Joy Sachs at her studio. This is one of the beads I made. It resembles a seashell. The colors are soft and earthy in pink, coral, and tan. Therefore, I have strung it with fine gradient cinnamon zircons and peach tourmaline facetted beads. There are two gold color enhanced fresh water cultured pearls accenting the glass shell. The gemstone beads are extremely good quality. The length of the necklace is 19.5 inches.
This is a soft, pastel neutral trio brio necklace. The colors are pinkish, tanish, mauvy fawn colors .It is very hard to describe this neutral feminine palette. The pearls have a superior luster with soft colorful overtones but the overall look is extremely neutral. If you love to wear khaki, but still love sparkle, then you'll love this piece!
Rhodochrosite, Tourmaline and Pearl Necklace in 14K Gold
Please allow me to ramble. When I was attending FIT, during my first year of jewelry college, about 15 years ago, mom and I met the owner of the only real producing rhodocrosite mine in Argentina. I can't remember how it happened but we made many trips to his NY office to purchase rhodocrosite.