Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lebg Custom Wire Wrapped Amethyst Pendant!

I received a phone call from a customer who owned a beautiful 12.11ct Amethyst that she wanted wrapped in sterling silver. The Amethyst is trillion cut and is very deep. She tried to have it set but was given some difficulty and hi pricing so she thought maybe a sterling silver wire wrap would be best. Thus, I received the custom order.

The stone IS absolutely beautiful! I knew I could do the setting but there would be some new challenges to face. The angle of the stone with not much of an edge made the wrap very difficult to achieve. I did however bend the cage wrap at an angle that the stone would sit right in it like a normal prong setting would. I pulled the wires over, gave it a bail, and then decorated the top with swirls. We both agreed that we wanted the face of the Amethyst to show as much as possible. This is what I came up with. I think it turned out really beautiful!


CatherineS said...

Stunning pendant! I am sure your customer will love it!

lori said...

What an elegant and beautiful job! Stunning work!

zJayne said...

WOW! Gorgeous! SHE must be ecstatic... you have done a superb job.