Fresh Mint

May 18, 2015 § 1 Comment

“Spring has sprung” as the say (in most places anyway). Here in the Big Easy, the steamy air and the thermostat have been turned way up. I say it’s time for some refreshing cool stuff. Green works! It screams the season. If you live in the muggy sub tropical swamp, it’s also very influential.

I just love chrysoprase. So cool and fresh.

Rose Cut Chrysoprase Ring

Rose Cut Chrysoprase Ring

I have always been enamored by stones set into stones and was recently inspired by another artist to go knock my own fine self out.

Raw Chrysoprase Pendant Necklace With Emerald Drops & Set With An Australian Opal

Raw Chrysoprase Pendant Necklace With Emerald Drops,  Set With An Australian Opal

Rough Chrysoprase Pendant Necklace Set With A Diamond

Rough Chrysoprase Pendant Necklace Set With A Diamond

So that was, um, harder than it looks. The other attempts bit the dust. However, I did make some other “Spring” inspired stuff. It’s May, so I took some emeralds out of my vault.

Emerald Specimen Ring

Emerald Specimen Ring

Yes, I know. It’s wacky, but I just had to make it. Not for wallflowers.

Rose Cut Emerald Earrings With Emerald Drops

Rose Cut Emerald Earrings With Emerald Drops

Here’s something for the more demure emerald lover!

Up next, something unusual: “Sugarcane” emeralds! Never heard of them? Neither had I. They are from one mine in Brazil, and they are très cool. Seen here with raw tourmaline crystals.

Sugarcane Emerald Drop Earrings With Raw Tourmaline Crystals

Sugarcane Emerald Drop Earrings With Raw Tourmaline Crystals

I bought a sheet of beautiful stalactites from my Uruguay miner. I just couldn’t get over the beautiful teal centers, with amethyst edges. I picked the two lightest slices and paired them with some gorgeous Australian boulder opals. The rest of them are going to become pendants.

Australian Boulder Opal Earrings With Stalactite Drops

Australian Boulder Opal Earrings With Stalactite Drops

A little something to match…

Australian Boulder Opal Ring

Australian Boulder Opal Ring

Clicking on an image will take you to the shop for more info.

Happy Spring!

 

 

 

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