Posted 8 years ago
The beautiful Madeira citrine gemstones enhance the Chinese filigree and enamel of the fan-shaped dangle earrings. These earrings are approximately 3" long and look great with long flowing locks! The 24kt plated sterling silver filigree is many fine wires layered to create a lovely textured surface.
The second pair of earrings are a combination of pink rhodocrosite, a natural gemstone mined in Argentina and amethyst tear drops. The brilliant green and purple enamels surround and enhance the gemstones. These earrings hang approx. 2.5".
For the equestrian lover I have a pendant of a mare and colt hand-carved in jasper stone set in Chinese sterling filigree and enamel work. The carving was done by a Chinese artisan also. This is a large pendant about 3.5" wide and 2.5" long with an added 3" tassle made of sterling silver and gold strands. It's on a mesh chain of 22kt plated brass with a magnetic catch.
Purple is a color for royalty and this Chinese filigree and enameling style was done for the Qing Dynasty empresses and has been passed down through the ages. This piece has a beautiful 15mm x 15mm faceted amethyst set in the filigree surrounded by complimentary enamel colors. The handmade beads are Czech glass with a great fire in the colors which sparkle along with the amethyst gemstone.