Mixed Gemstone Jewelry Set 2
Asking me to pick my favorite gemstone is like asking someone to pick a favorite child. It’s a question that should be off-limits! There are so many fine stones to choose from, that it’s a travesty to be limited to one or two.
That being said, if I had to classify gemstones by those I most admire, malachite and lapis lazuli would be added to the top echelon. At a gem show last month, I was able to find both, including lapis that had malachite inclusions. Well, needless to say, I thought the two would make a perfect combination. I created an entire set using the stones, and made a pendant from a polished fossil (forgive me that I don’t remember the name of the specimen). I used hematite as accent beads, along with a little shining silver.
This has become one of my personal favorite sets. I feel the pieces have a simple elegance—and I need all of that I can get!
Comments welcome and appreciated!