With Pendants and necklaces the Jewellery is worn next to the heart, the gold work, an intricate frame, a sit for the stones. In some pendants, the stones were ‘studio – cut’, at times shaped in an uneven amorphous form, challenging creativity and workmanship in finding ways to set them beautifully.
Carved Coober Pedy Opal Pendant
A pendant with a carved Australian Coober Pedy Opal in an elaborate engraved frame. Made in 19k Orange Rose gold and set with small natural Light-Pink and Yellow diamonds. Dimensions: 41 X 16.5 mm. *Work on this Pendant started way back in 2015, and lay unfinished for a few years due to technical challenges, only to be completed in 2019. A fact which is apparent in the design style, dating back to the way I was working at that period.
Available at the Studio. Inquire about this Pendant
Archive Reference: PO11
The Kailash Pendant
This Australian Crystal Opal was polished in studio along the shape of the mined rough rock. It is set in a flowing ornate chased 19k yellow gold.
The frame and bail has 25 fancy Pink and yellow diamonds ranging from 0.9 – 1.4mm.
At the back of the semi-translucent Opal, carved in the mirroring direction, is an Om symbol Visible only when the pendant is held up to a light source, then the blue and green fire gives way to an Amber like appearance and the Om is there.
The size is approx. 30 X 35 mm.
For sale at Schmucki Goldschmied Atelier.
Zollikon [a Zurich Suburb] Switzerland.
Archive Reference: PO10
Carved Australian opal
Naturally double layered opal. Set in 22 and 19k pierced (Jahli) gold pendant, with small colourless diamonds. Polished and carved in studio.
Archive Reference: PO08
An elaborate large pendant of precious Australian opals cut and curved in-studio. set with 21 natural pink and yellow fancy colour diamonds, in Rose gold, 18 and 22k. The large, central opal is what called a Rolling-Flash.
This pendant was quite an ambitious project at the time of its making, with these expensive stones and fancy work. It was way out of range for my then customer base.
Eventually sold to an unknown buyer in the US through a gallery.
Archive Reference: PO07
The Fairy Pendant
An Antique Tibetan Turquoise, carved with a lot of time and love, in the old studio in Pune. Made with improvised tools, a 10x loop and a crude homemade carbide graver. Sold in the US through a gallery, to an unknown buyer.
22 and 18k ‘light rose’ gold. With small diamonds and one ruby.
Actual Size: Hight 39 mm, Width 29 mm.
From 1998 or 1999
Archive Reference: PT06
Boulder Opal pendant
A high quality Bolder Opal with diamonds in 22 and 18k rose gold.
Archive Reference: PO06