This necklace was commissioned as a surprise for a friend after she had a baby. Her husband asked that the design also act as a ring holder, therefore the upper leaf has space for her engagement and wedding rings to rest.
The center stone was one of a pair of Montana sapphires. The other stone was used in the white gold rose necklace. The stones were identical, but the necklaces both turned out dramatically different.
The unconventional shape of pedant made setting the center stone a real challenge, but one that was worth the extra effort!
Cutting out the leaves
Fitting the pieces together
Final design in wax. Next step is to cast into 14 karat yellow gold
Polishing the piece once it is back from the caster. Also, fitting the stone and making sure it will sit snuggly in the tube setting
Time to set the center stone. It was a challenge to set due to the vine that wraps around the setting and also the upper leave kept getting in the way, but love the final effect