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Design Journal

A New Collection: Designing the First Piece, Part 3

A New Collection: Designing the First Piece, Part 3

After I decided to feature the beautiful oval spessartite garnet in the First Piece pendant, I moved on to procuring gemstones for the first three pairs of earrings.  I settled on a very unusual pair of 9mm round cranberry red tourmalines. I have not seen this color before, it has a warmth and depth of color I thought would be especially nice with the 18K yellow gold and dark wood inlay.