Gold Floral Necklace
by Jessica & Mark "Different Seasons Jewelry"
Gold Floral Necklace
This Gold Floral Necklace is made up of three pierced and hand engraved Argentium silver sections, 2-layers of 14k gold overlay on the flowers, a fiery multi-color Andamooka Gem Matrix opal set in a 22k gold bezel, 14k gold granulation and flush set diopside accents.
The opal used in this design is among my favorites cut by Mark.... it has intense fire and strong color saturation in blue, red and green. The diopside accents are some of the brightest green gems I've ever seen.
We work with a wide variety of opal... Mexican opal, Brazilian opal as well as many varieties of Australian opal including Lightning Ridge.
" Different Seasons Jewelry is an artistic union between Jessica Dow's organic, Art Nouveau-inspired designs and Mark Anderson's clean, modern and elegant approach to jewelry and lapidary arts.
Jessica Dow draws inspiration from flora and fauna and the organic textures of nature.
Jessica's jewelry begins with her own intricately hand-drawn designs and each piece is cut out using a jeweler's saw and piercing techniques. Jessica thrives on creating custom jewelry with personal significance for her clients and embraces every design project with enthusiasm. Jessica has a passionate spirit for desiging wearable art jewelry with beauty and elegance.
Mark Anderson, a gemology student at G.I.A., specializes in fine rare gemstones and he cuts the majority of the gems used in Different Seasons' jewelry.
Mark is an accomplished silversmith and goldsmith who also works in platinum, palladium, gem carving, gem inlay, and casts his own hand-carved wax models in silver and gold. Mark is strongly influenced by the properties of the stones used in his work and his love for gemology is expressed through his discriminating eye for using only the best gems he can find.
Mark has a unique talent for creating innovative designs using his broad knowledge in both jewelry design and lapidary arts.
More of our jewelry designs can be viewed at:
Flickr a/c: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessa1155/sets/
Read & view another beautiful creation of Jessica & Mark's:
"Midnight" Opal & Pearl Necklace