pearls and gems (pic thread)
Anyone has pieces that combine pearls with faceted colored gemstones? Want to share some pics
And here's another, a bracelet this time, although the ruby beads are smooth, not faceted.
Gotta tell what the gems are, size of pearls, kind of metals----looks like some really nice moonstones there? Gorgeous pearls too!
love the second bracelet Sue, it has a renaissance look somehow. very rich - sumptuous
Sigh, Sorry Pattye....
I am having an awful lot of senior moments today.....
Just got a third of the way through stringing a necklace and realised that I'd cut enough silk for a bracelet.......
The pink pearls are natural colour freshwaters from Druzy. Teamed with 18 carat gold beads and faceted moonstones.
I can't tell you how good the moonstones look with the pink pearls - the flashes of cornflower/lavender blue compliment the pearls beautifully. The pearls are 6mm. - 7mm.
The bracelet is silver/white South Sea baroque pearls, teamed with deep royal blue kyanite beads and pink ruby beads and 18 carat gold beads. The kyanite beads are faceted, the rubies smooth.
The pearls are 9.8mm. x 11mm. to 10.7mm. x 13mm.
Wendy, thank you.
Renaissance ? Wow ! Thanks indeed.
Here is a South Sea baroque silver white pearls necklace with pink and green sapphire beads.
Again, the gem beads are smooth, not faceted.
Pearls are 9.8mm. x 11mm. to 10.7mm. x 13mm.
One more before I go back to the beading room.
Champagne white South Sea baroques, with smooth tanzanite and green garnet beads. Pearls are 8.8mm. x 10mm. to 12.1mm. x 12.9mm.
Here are a few of mine:
First, tourmalines with oval CFWP:
Then, amethysts with CFWP (with garnet spacers) :
Last edited by Pearl Dreams; 09-09-2008 at 06:09 PM.
Reason: garnet spacers added
Finally CFWP with fluorites and citrines (the larger beads) and small round tourmaline spacers with matching earrings (I may redo the earrings, they swing too much and feel heavy). This is a slightly longer necklace, about 20".
Last edited by Pearl Dreams; 09-09-2008 at 06:10 PM.
OK, I am officially in love with the amethyst and CFWP.
Where did you get it? Or did you make it?
Last edited by Nathan Reed; 09-09-2008 at 06:07 PM.
Reason: wrong smiley
I made all of them-- thanks!
Those particular beads and pearls were some I bought at an InterGem show a few years ago.
Finished this bezel set multi-gemstone and pearl piece not too long ago for a special customer... It contains Peridot, Brazilian Alexandrite, White Sapphires, Emerald, Ruby, Tanzanite and Citrine.
Sueki: I love the necklace with the moonstones! In most pieces I´ve seen the gemstones are either accenting the pearls or the pearls are accenting the gemstones... But in this piece they are kinda equal if you know what I mean!
Pearl Dreams: LOVE the tourmaline earrings! I love colours...
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