Autumn ombre necklace
These long pearl necklaces have quickly become my favourite pieces to make. I love working with color, and these necklaces allow me to combine colors like an artist might. The challenge is to choose the right pearls and gemstones to blend from one color to the next, all the way around the necklace. It's also a great excuse to buy "just one more set of beads".
Many shades of green, plum and gold are incorporated into this piece, from the darkest olive green to the palest gold; from dark mulberry to the softest lavender. I used green quartz, oro verde, champagne citrine, honey quartz and beer quartz for the gemstones; and freshwater pearls in several shades of olive, lavender and plum.
Some of the gemstones are AAA quality, while others are a rougher cut. Some pearls are nugget-shaped, which are flat on one side and rounded on the other; while others are almost perfectly round. I love the juxtaposition of fine and imperfect, and it makes the piece much more interesting.
Prefer silver? Please contact me anytime for a custom order.
The perfect touch for an elegant Fall wedding, or just as a special splurge for you!
There is no clasp on the necklace, which allows you to position it many different ways, highlighting in front the colour that you choose to show. The length of this necklace is approx. 33" (84cm) and is considered opera-length. My mannequin is life-sized and should give you an idea as to where the necklace sits.
Please note that this necklace is not long enough to loop twice around your neck. If you would prefer a longer necklace, please contact me and I will quote you a price.
Your jewellery will be packaged in a small gift box. Gift wrapping is available upon request.
What is Gold-Filled?
Gold-filled is an economical alternative to solid gold. By law, it has 1/20th by weight layer of 14 karat gold permanently bonded over a core of base metal. It is tarnish-resistant, safe for sensitive skin and unlike gold plate, it will not wear off. It is a great way to enjoy affordable gold jewellery.