From my Trellis Collection*, this piece is hand built...each petal, vine and leaf is hand-made in tiny detail by hand in fine silver metal clay. The reverse has the pattern I found in an antique book, then etched onto an etched copper plate that I use to texture the precious metal clay (PMC). Each piece in this collection is one of a kind.
This 8mm trillion amethyst has a gorgeous sparkly rich purple color, and is 1.48 carats. The stone is an unusual cut...a buff-top trillion. Rather than facets on the face of the gem, the top is totally smooth, with the facets underneath, creating a unique color play and elegant look. The flowers are accented with 14k gold stamens in the middle of each.
The piece has cut outs to create a lovely positive/negative trellis effect behind the blossoms, leaves and vines. The pendant measures approximately 2-1/4" by 1-3/16".
Made entirely from fine silver with a sterling bail, this is a one of kind piece. Shown with a 1.5mm wheat chain that I have oxidized.
*My Trellis Collection is a very limited collection of hand built, miniature garden designs. Each piece takes many, many hours to create, as each petal is made separately, then carefully joined by PMC slip. The flowers range from 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter. The Trellis Collection was created after I took a class with Saul Bell Award Winner, Polish jewelry artist Anna Mazon. The Saul Bell Award is the jewelry community's version of the Emmy's, recognizing the best, brightest, and also most innovative. It was an amazing class with an incredibly talented and innovative artist!