This peridot and crystal choker with matching earrings combines sparkling premium grade gemstones with Swarovski crystals and gold beads. The result is sumptuous! The peridot was cut into dainty beads from premium grade stones of wonderful intensity and clarity with very few inclusions. They have been expertly micro-faceted, and the glitter from these tiny gemstones is amazing. The jonquil hued Swarovski crystals feature a simplicity cut which captures and refracts the light. I created a design of alternating trios of peridot and Swarovski crystals with tiny 12 KT gold beads separating the crystals. I separated the trios with the occasional solitary crystal as well as 14Kt gold-filled corrugated twisted beads with an oval shape. The combination of gold, Swarovski crystals, and peridot creates the most marvelous sparkle! A gold vermeil toggle embellished with swirls and a rope pattern complete the necklace design.
The earrings feature posts with gem quality stones held in 14 KT gold-filled bails. Pairs of peridot and trios of Swarovski are suspended from the posts, allowing them to sway and sparkle in the light. The earrings measure 1 ½ inches from the piercing, and the choker is loose-fitting, measuring 17 ¾ inches in length. The gold vermeil is sterling silver which has been plated in 18 KT gold.
Peridot is a unique and special stone. Most gemstones are created in the earth’s crust, but peridot is created deep in the earth under pressure and high temperatures. It has been a favored gemstone through time and is the August birthstone. Historically it is believed to have been the favorite gemstone of Cleopatra as well as pirates. Peridot is considered a healing stone as well as providing protection from danger and negative emotions. The design of this necklace and earring combination merges the fabulous sparkle of Swarovski crystals with the elegance of gemstones. The result is simply luxurious!
OOAK with genuine AA grade peridot
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