Midnight Opal & Pearl Necklace from Different Seasons Jewelry
by Jessica & Mark
"Midnight" seemed like the perfect title.
This design features a huge black Andamooka Matrix gem opal with insane purple-blue fire and a small faceted sapphire accent in a lovely shade of clear, bright blue.
The sterling silver setting was pierced and hand engraved and we topped off the design with a gorgeous hand knotted black freshwater pearl necklace.
The pearls have shades of blue and purple that accent the gem colors beautifully.
The pendant is inspired by the moonflower.... a gorgeous night blooming flower related to the morning glory:)
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.
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Read & view another beautiful creation of Jessica & Mark's:
Gold Floral Necklace