Carnelian Drusy and Sphene Earrings

  • 2 free-form carnelian drusies 25x15mm (32.68cts in total)
  • 2 round faceted sphenes 5.5mm (1.44cts in total)
  • 14K yellow gold
  • Approximately 2 ¼ inches in length from top to bottom
  • Piece code: E1178
  • $900

Much of the time the jewels that I work with are a result of collecting.  The drusy gems are the first element.  You will notice immediately the difference in these from a lot of the other pairs I have used. The gem cutter found a very interesting deep formation of drusy and incorporated a polished portion in his finish. The shape, the color and the lapidary craftsmanship were quite special. They also fit the specifications I needed to create the unique strap-like setting in 18K yellow gold around each gem. I knew they had to be for earrings, but with what? The unreal character of the sphene was the complement.  The sparkling rainbow colors that are characteristic of the sphene offset the rich earth tones and unique shapes of the drusies.  These shepherd loop drops move gracefully and look great with long or short hair.