Sometimes inspiration comes from a destination, thinking about a romantic, faraway place, and sometimes it comes from a fascinating gemstone that just speaks to you.

That’s just what happened when I found a beautiful piece of Blue Lace Agate.  I was captivated by the light banding that flowed through it, the watery shapes that were made by its movement.

I had to own the piece and dream about the jewelry that could be made from it.  I thought about a pendant or a ring, but the delicate banding was lost when it sat up against skin.  It needed light to shine through.

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I debated adding detailing, a silver bezel around the gemstone or beads that hung below?  Something held me back, something that said, keep it simple and show off the beauty of nature.  So I did.  I sketched a simple shepherd’s hook from which the gemstone could hang and I let the gemstone do the talking.

The first sample that arrived came with a nice even color to the blue lace agate.  The craftsman who cut the gemstone tried to achieve an even coloration.  Which was lovely, but was the opposite of what I envisioned and what I loved about the stone I had found.

I redirected him and was delighted with the earrings when they landed on my desk!

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The clean setting shows off the beauty of each unique gemstone.  Since the beauty of nature created them, no two pairs of gemstones are exactly alike, a gem as unique as the woman wearing them.

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love life, live genuinely,

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