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Granite Cross Necklace and Earrings

Granite Cross Necklace   This necklace includes:
*Pink granite cross carved by Grimm Edelsteine
*Willow Creek jasper hearts carved by Gary Wilson
*Peruvian pink opal
*Pearls, sterling spacers and beads
*Black diamonds (7 stones .03 ct each, treated, certified conflict free)
*Hand fabricated sterling bezel, square beads, findings
*Necklace is signed, dated
  Necklace #340 and Earrings #346                                       Sold

*Earrings: Willow Creek jasper hearts carved by Gary Wilson, sterling bezels and posts

Length:  19" - 26" (48cm - 66cm)
Cross centerpiece:  1.5" x 3" (4cm x 7.5cm)
Weight:  5.9 oz (168 gm)
Earrings:  .1oz each (2gm), 5/8" x 5/8" (1.7cm x 1.7cm)

Photo: Melinda Holden

This dramatic piece features a beautiful pink granite cross with a surface left in its natural rough state. The hand-fabricated bezel consists of wide pattern wire with heavily embossed flowers. Tiny black diamonds adorn each of the prongs holding the cross and also the lid of the tiny prayer box at the foot of the cross. One of Gary Wilson's beautiful Willow Creek jasper hearts is nestled into the flowers on the lid. The two square beads in the pearl strand were fabricated using similar flowers and leaves and with one tiny black diamond on each. The necklace cones and findings were also hand fabricated for this piece. The cones were designed to fit the lovely Peruvian opal beads.

Peruvian pink opal does not have the "opalescent" quality you might expect from the name, but it is is highly decorative, with different images of the cosmos on each stone as you can see. The colors match the granite beautifully. The beads are polished to a soft luster which accents the rough surface of the cross without embarrassing it. The pearl strand adds richness to the composition. The cross strand is strung on cable for strength, the pearls are hand knotted on silk.

Simple Willow Creek jasper heart earrings with sterling posts echo the heart in the prayer box lid and the colors of the cross.

One-of-a-kind, subject to prior sale

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