Asymmetrical Ginkgo Art Nouveau Yellow/Peach Labradorite Mixed Metal Statement Necklace

$525.00
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This necklace has been asking me to make her for a couple months now. Though mixed metal work is more time and materials, autumn inspiration makes it impossible to resist the urge to bring warm tones, like this brass, into the occasional piece.

The necklace was inspired by my love of Art Nouveau, with the swooshing, soft, brass ginkgo leaves crawling up one side and the mixed metal (had sterling, half brass) marquis links riveted together on the other side.

This particular piece of labradorite is exceptional. Depending on the lighting, she changes from yellow, to orange, to peach to pink! She's a sunset in a bit of the earth. Note that the images of the necklace in my hand and on the bust are more accurate: the flash is best when the stone is upright, which is why the flash isn't as "wow" when the piece is laying flat on the board.

The backplate and bezel are sterling silver, as is the readymade chain and hook. All gingko, including the one that dangles off the adjustment/extender chain, is brass. The stone was so high domed that she required prongs, so I went with brass. It's truly a remarkable piece. Its one of the reasons I love what I do- that no piece is identical to another and there is so much room for "play" while creating.

The necklace length hangs around 19", with appoximately an additional 2.40" in length from the stone. However, the readymade chain is big enough to shorten the necklace if you prefer. There is over 2" of additional chain for adjustment in length, beyond the 19". The chain's brass ginkgo leaf dangle adds a little sexy flare to the piece.

Note: If you are rough on your jewelry, you will want to treat this with gentle care. While sturdy, elements should never been twisted, torqued, bent, or pulled/yanked.

All of my work, unless copper or brass (you'd see the difference), is 0.925 sterling silver.

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