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Karins Gold Rose necklace by fairyfrog Karins Gold Rose necklace by fairyfrog
Materials: White gold, Aquamarines, Diamonds (and some silver which will later be replaced).


This has been a huge adventure, but now it's finished and my friend is getting married Saturday! Congratulations to her! :heart:

So, I sent the necklace to the setter but since I made the middle setting in very thin metal he couldn't set the stone!
this very morning I was handed back the necklace with 6 of the stones set, but the centerpiece a wreck!
It was my own fault, skimping on the material because there was a very tight metal budget with no room for mistakes.

And there was the mistake. Wah! O.o

So I had to do something quick. I made a new setting and used some silver bezel lace I ordered some time ago, and it really saved my arse! it also added a lovely detail to the necklace, since it was the center piece and a sizeable stone I'd rather say it was an improvement to my rather rigid setting!

So getting the stone in there I decided that I can always change the bezel if the customer would want to and have the extra gold. If I managed to extract the runined bezel and stick this one in, I can remove this again! :)

So, after the final polish this was quickly photographed and handed over.

The chain at the back only has a regular closing hook but will get something fancier and a safety chain eventually. The main concern was getting this rockin' before the weddin', and that I managed!

rhodium plated white gold in the main part, the chain is rhodium plated also, but sterling silver. the budget didn't stretch as far as covering a white gold chain, and we will exchange the links in it as we go along. The stones are Aquamarines with nice clarity, and diamonds. Two of them yellowish, one blue-tinted and one semi-white, since they weren't bought calibrated to match. I love that detail, abd placed the two yellow ones next to the main stone to give the blue stone some contrast. It tricks your eye on a subconscious level. ;)

I am very happy with this, and I think it's the prettiest necklace I ever made! Wohooo! Also, VERY relieved it's finished! Pheww!
Relief! Yay!

.. I need a drink. :P


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princessireneofceres Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Writer
You know, if you made one and replaced the aquamarines with rubies, it would be a lovely companion piece with your pirate queen three roses ring.
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is an excellent idea! :love:
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princessireneofceres Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you, and your work is lovely by the way.
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Midn1ghtcat Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
beautiful
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Miko-dono Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Wow. This is just breathtakingly gorgeous! :heart: I myself have a preference for white gold, since yellow gold doesn't go with my skin tone, and aquamarine is my birthstone. What a lucky woman!
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!

I have the same problem.. Yellow gold is ugly on me XD...
But I don't like the feeling of white gold, preferring a favoured scandinavian gold alloy which is more of a reddish-pink! <3

Also, some day I want a blue gold ring!
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Miko-dono Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Yeah, I think I know the color you're talking about. I also love the color of rose gold, though I've never seen a solid band of it, usually jewelers use it as an accent color.
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, together with green gold to make leaf and such. it is hard to tell the difference without any reference beside it.

But the extra-red gold almost has a copper sheen to it, looking almost weird pink. And it is sadly hard to work with, since the metal it is alloyed with (copper only) is messy and likes to tarnish.

There isn't any regulations for how gold is supposed to be alloyed, only traditions to how you get a particular colour. So old white gold can contain gold - and then nickel to get it the white tint. Not too healthy - but it is without comparison in white colour and durability, apparantly. I never worked with it since it is banned in EU.
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Miko-dono Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Wow, I never knew about the inclusion of nickel. Makes me glad I usually go for silver, it's more in my price range.
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SineadMeehan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Ohh Wow, now that is pretty damned fabulous :O
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
Karin looked like a little princess at her wedding when she wore it!
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SineadMeehan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Its one hell of a sparkler ;) My inner magpie is jealous of your friend!
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haliesama Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
This is pretty much perfect.
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you kindly! :bow:
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LDOTT Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sigh...just beautiful. What a lucky friend you have! And it looks absolutely stunning with the silver bezel lace.
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can't wait to see the wedding photos..
She'll be wearing a pale blue dress with white lace.. and it's going to be awesome!
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tired-girl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
That came out gorgeously! Congrats to your friend!
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :hug:
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sweetroar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Beautiful!

What are the blue stones stones?
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
The pale blue stones are Aquamarines, a stone of the Khorund, same family as emerald and thus a lot more durable than quartz, for instance.
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sweetroar Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
I thought they were aquamarines (my birthstone) but wasn't sure. From the pictures it looks like they have excellent clarity.
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are perfect in clarity, indeed. They were bought in india and there the weight of them is really important, which makes them cut stones so they are a bit out of proportion. This stone was extremely tall with european standards, and they did this to get a deeper colour. It proved quite tricky to set it, but I am happy witht he result.

Also, then you were born in march?
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sweetroar Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Interesting about the tall cut, but I can understand that of the 2 pieces I have both are very clear, one is very light because of the shallower cut, but the other is quite a nice blue (deeper than the ones in your necklace), a fire cut and it is set in my class ring so that might contribute to the colour. The set definitely came out very nice!


Yup born in March, but I'm not a Pisces because I was born at the end of March I'm an Aries...so this necklace really speaks to me having both my birthstone and sunstone in it! :)
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TwistyFox Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yay it's finally done! it loos so nice I 'm sure she'll love it! ^_^
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
We tried it on and she LOVED it! I just got a text from her still bouncing with joy! I can't wait to see some wedding pictures! yay!
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TwistyFox Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg awesome, I'm so glad she liked it so much! :D I hope she has an amazing wedding ^_^
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a truly magnificent piece showcasing so many different techniques!
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
It has taken me about a full week of work to finish this.. And I had to scratch my head more than once to put it together and solve the problems.
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meluseena Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's sooo beautiful, Sarah! Seems like one of those happy accidents with the centrepiece.. <3 It's stunning, show some pictures of it worn by the bride then! :D
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you sweetie!
And I have demanded many, many close-ups of the ensemble and necklace as well in action!
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've featured this piece in my journal here: [link] . Keep up the great work!! :glomp:
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you so much! <3
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome! :la:
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hoorayyy!!! It's done!!! :dance: I love it!!!! It just turned out so perfectly! :love:
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Faehwin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so f*cking gorgeous! I love how you improvised on the central stone, it's absolutely lovely. Also congrats on making it in time. Nothing's better than the relief after rocking a close deadline. ;)
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!

Now I can stop obsessing and go to town with your pendant! ;)

Also, best part with the middle is that all I showed it to (including the jeweller I work for) was REALLY impressed with the bezel lace! They never seen anything like it, to me it was cheating. just a little. But perhaps I should rethink, because the bride-to-be squee'd all over the place and almost wept when we tried this on! :heart:
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Faehwin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha.... yes, definitely time to rethink. ;)
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