Amazonite Brambles with Turquoise and Meandering Rubies

Let's just start with this amazonite--believe me when I tell you--the photos do NOT capture the gorgeous color and striations in this stone. I've set it in silver oxidized to near black and allowed silver brambles and rubies to wrap around the perimeter. Silver sprouts grow from the outer edges and bright arizona turquoise rondelles on 14k gold headpins add the perfect accent. The pendant measure about 1 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches and the chain adjusts from 16 to 17 1/2.