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Sapphire & Garnet Necklace

  • This is a close up photo of the sculpted part of the necklace so yo can view the color of the stones and detail work of the silver.
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Product Description

This is one of my newer hand-sculpted pieces. The necklace has a modern theme with a hand-mined Sapphire from Franklin, NC. The accent stones are red Garnets.  I name all of my sculpted pieces; this one is entitled 'Ribbons & Bows'. The necklace is 18.5 inches in length but can be adjusted to whatever size you need. This design also has 22K gold highlights.

The necklace is hand sculpted by me.  I use a Precious Metal Clay blend that allows the necklace to have the strength of Sterling, but not the tarnishing.  I then hand-carve the designs in the metal and when happy with the design, fire it at high temperatures in a kiln.  This burns out the clay binders and leaves behind pure silver or gold.

The 22K gold added into this design is created with Aura 22.  It is a 22K gold slip I paint on the piece and when it is fired in the kiln the gold molecularly bonds with the Silver to create a 22K plating that will never be able to come off. I then add a patina to the piece that will darken it, turn it a copper color in places, or may even turn the silver rainbow-ish. I will then seal the silver to keep it from ever turning another color.

I am placing my sculpted items on the website, but you will not be able to purchase the item through the website.  As these are all one-of-a-kind I can not run the risk of selling it on the website and at a show. So if you are interested in purchasing one of these items please text me at (404)259-8442 or email me at md_design@rocketmai.com to verify I still have it.  If the item is still available I will send a paypal invoice to you so you may pay for the item online.  I can also re-create certain designs.  They will be a little different every time as I hand-mine my stones and create each design by hand as well.


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