I first thought to make this setting a bit more dainty, but ended up with more substance. Sometimes I have terrible sketches that I reference when I’m creating, but I take many liberties with the details. Much of it is off the cuff. I’ve learned to let go and let a piece be what it’s meant to be. I kept the imperfect setting and allowed for an uneven patina. The back is inscribed with “we’re all just people.” It happened to be a thought I was having while working on this necklace.
Materials: 18k yellow gold, 14k yellow gold, Australian boulder opal, one 2.4mm diamonds, and four 1.68mm diamonds.
Measurments: chain is approx. 17 1/4” long; overall length from top to bottom 9 1/4”; pendant 1” long by 3/4” long.