Snap Shot No. 28 – Apatite Earrings

Remember these?

Rose Cut Apatite

Here they are again today, all dressed up and ready to go!

Apatite & 22-karat Gold Earrings

Monday, 3 pm. Silvio just finished these delicate yet bold earrings. They are neatly tucked in a small bag and ready to travel to The Golden Eye jewelry shop in Santa Fe.

“Apatite is one of my favorite stones,” said Silvio in a previous Snap Shot. “There is a candy-blue iridescence to it. It is quite gorgeous.”

These are rose-cut. A gemstone is said to be rose cut when it features triangular facets on a tipped crown. The crown is the part of the stone that is revealed above the edge of a setting. Also, a rose-cut gem is characterized by a flat bottom on the end that is opposite the triangular facets.

Notice that this is not the same as a Rosette. There are often confused. A rosette consists of several small stones that are arranged to represent a flower when set together.

What awaits Silvio this week? A future bride and groom from Eden have asked Silvio to design fine silver wedding bands for them. Stay tuned for a progress report or two. There are several pieces for repair on the bench also.

Remember, all repairs are 15% OFF through June!

Click HERE to read more about Apatite.

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About PS MacMurray

Paschal'Simon MacMurray, the scribe, specializes in providing a no nonsense Facebook and Blog presence for small business owners who want quality without breaking the bank. PS MacMurray, the artisan, creates art on a whim using fabric, paper, beads, twine and wire. View all posts by PS MacMurray

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