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Yana


About this design:

For my older grand daughter Yana, who is 16. She liked dark peacock rice fresh water pearls so...

Components:

Dark Peacock Rice FW pearls, faceted round black onyx near the toggle four at each side of the necklace and three on each earring, Sterling Silver



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful!

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Lovely,simple and elegant. She will be thrilled,I’m sure. Sh can also wear this for many years to come.

  3. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank you, both :) . I tried to accommodate to her taste, but got a little bit “playful” with earrings :)

  4. nancykathryn
    nancykathryn says:

    I firmly believe that every young girl should be gifted a pearl necklace at some point in her young life, but it doesn’t have to be the plain white pearls of my generation. This is a lovely take on the tradition, and I’m sure your niece will be pulling out this necklace to wear for years to come. I made a pink set for my daughter in Feb. for her 21st, which I must find the picture of and post.

  5. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank you, Nancy! :) It is for my older grand daughter Yana. I did make a pearl necklace for her before , on her 14th birthday: peach pearls and peredots but her mother like it more then Yana so my daughter in law ended up with it. I guess, it is time and age ;) I also gave the natural peach pearls to our middle grand daughter and she loves it !. The baby will have to wait a little :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    A beautiful statement of elegance! This could be worn dressed up in her best “Prom night” dress or casual chic with blue jeans! She is sure to love and cherish it Julia.

  7. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Very lovely, Julia. I’m sure the gr-daughter(s) will always cherish the pieces you have made for them.

  8. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You Mary and Jacki :) ))))

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Just saw this–what a stunning set of jewelry!

  10. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank you, Becky :) ))

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