Blue Blazes

September 12, 2015 § 2 Comments

Some days stuff just takes longer to happen. I’m hoping that this month’s batch of goodies were worth waiting for! It’s been so hot here in the Big Easy, I tended to go with blue hues and with dreams of the sea.

Rose Cut Indicolite (Blue Tourmaline) Earrings With Druzy Fossil Seashells

Rose Cut Indicolite (Blue Tourmaline) Earrings With Druzy Fossil Seashells

It’s no secret that I am in love with tourmalines. Indicolite is a blue tourmaline, rarer than most. I was lucky enough to snag a couple of big specimen slices from Madagascar.

Indicolite specimen slices from Madagascar

Indicolite specimen slices from Madagascar

One became a necklace (with a hint of the sea).

Indicolite Specimen Slice Necklace With Druzy Fossil Seashell, Blue Tourmaline Rose Cut & Crystals On Zebra Jade Strand

Indicolite Specimen Slice Necklace With Druzy Fossil Seashell, Blue Tourmaline Rose Cut & Crystals On Zebra Jade Strand

My love affair with the fossil continues.

Ammonite Druzy Fossil Seashell & Shark Tooth Necklace With Oregon Sunstones & Andalusite Garnets - Strand Of Natural Zircon

Agatized Ammonite, Druzy Fossil Seashell & Shark Tooth Necklace With Oregon Sunstones & Andalusite Garnets – Strand Of Natural Zircon

And to match?

Oregon Sunstone Earrings With Shark Teeth

Oregon Sunstone Earrings With Shark Teeth

I had high hopes for a beautifully matched pair of green tourmaline crystal specimens embedded in quartz. My box of broken dreams continues to fill up with stuff like this and several broken shark’s teeth.

For My Box Of Broken Dreams

For My Box Of Broken Dreams

Plan B

Green Tourmaline Specimen Trio Necklace On Sari Silk Ribbon

Green Tourmaline Specimen Trio Necklace On Sari Silk Ribbon

This necklace has three types of green tourmaline: An elongated oval cabochon, a tourmaline crystal in quartz, and a watermelon slice. Kinda boho chic!

And to match?

Green Tourmaline Oval Cabochon Ring

Green Tourmaline Oval Cabochon Ring

These pieces were being made during a record breaking heatwave. Just so you know I’m not making it up, here’s a typical forecast from August:

National Weather Service Heat Index MapNew Orleans is in the pink part. 115+. Just saying.

While I was breaking beloved rocks, I was also wrecking some of the settings (I’m blaming the heat). I had to wait for some silver to arrive to finish the necklaces. In the meantime, I raided the vault, and took out some cool aquamarines and opals. Sometimes you need simple.

 

Australian Opal Ring

Australian Opal Ring

Australian Opal Pendant

Australian Opal Pendant

Aquamarine Oval Cabochon Pendant

Aquamarine Oval Cabochon Pendant

Aquamarine Oval Cabochon Ring

Aquamarine Oval Cabochon Ring

Aquamarine Square Cabochon Or Sugarloaf Cut Ring

Aquamarine Square Cabochon Or Sugarloaf Cut Ring

And there are those who like to go BIG or go home. Here’s the big sister to this one:

BIG Sugarloaf Aquamarine Ring

BIG Sugarloaf Aquamarine Ring – 26 Carats.

 

 

 

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