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