Floral Abstract in Dendritic Agate, Kyanite, Blue Sapphire and Lapis
This piece springs from one of those times that I gathered up stones and began laying out a flower, and just went on from there. I love the blue, black and gold combination and kept my color palette more limited than at other times...
Five petals of dendritic agate (4 wrapped in silver and one in gold) feature a lush and cascading center of lapis lazuli rondelles. Spraying out from the flower are three kyanite buds in 22k gold and a smaller branching of five blue sapphires. Three sprouts of 18k gold complete the bouquet.
The necklace adjusts from 16 to 18 inches. Pendant section is 2 1/2" wide and 2" tall. All of the argentium sterling silver has been oxidized to near black for contrast.