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Ruby Necklace

About this design:

This was a custom order for a customer's wife. He ordered early so he could put it aside for Christmas. The huge, deep red topaz was the inspiration.

At the end, I added a golden shade of pearls in two shapes and some delicate gold chain dangles that go so nicely with the ruby pearls, garnets and that huge Blood Red Topaz. (41.55 carats)

Pictures attached with the supply 'stack', the necklace on a jewelry stand, the completed necklace as a closeup hanging, and one laying flat, so you can see the heart clasp and extender chain and little dangles at the back of the neck. It looks very pretty on -- I hope she likes it!


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  1. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow now that will be one lucky lady.. those colors are so nice.. Is that Ruby Topaz the same shape of some of the gems I got from you???

  2. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thanks Lynn, YES, that Ruby Red Topaz is the same shape and similar size as some of the gemstones that I sent you … it looks so neat surrounded by the smaller gems and pearls. Does that give you an idea of what you want to do with yours?! :-) SLS

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Stunning love this one Shannon!

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    Janet Miriam says:

    WOW!! This is so stunningly beautiful!! I absolutely love the golden shades you paried with that yummy topaz, ruby pearls and garnets. Really a magnificant piece!!

  5. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Shannon! I’m not sure I can find words to explain hos nice I think it is! That lady is lucky – and she’s lucky to have such a nice husband, giving her this nice treasure and planning it already!! :-)

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    GASP!!! Shannon … THIS IS UTTERLY STUNNING!!! Perfection!

    KPJEWELS says:

    Absolutely gorgeous.

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    This is an incredibly beautiful piece, Shannon. It looks like what you would find in a treasure chest. Lucky lady to have such a thoughtful husband.

  9. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Wow! How do I get on your Xmas list? haha! :) Beautiful as always Shannon.

  10. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    What is not to like! Beautiful :-)

  11. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! I believe your customer’s wife will have the same reaction….How could she not?? Added it to my fav’s !

  12. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Gorgeous peace!! :)

  13. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Whew dazzling!!!

  14. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    FAV!!!!! I’ve never heard of Ruby Topaz before, but I’m hooked now. Where can I find some? I have some natural raw rubies that I’d like to pair with a faceted stone.

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    Elsa L says:

    Wow! Really gorgeous! You are abundantly creative! This is something that one could wear forever and never tire of.

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    MIRA B says:

    This is stunning! Nice work. This is one lucky lady, she will be thrilled on Christmas day.

  17. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Well, I have an update for you on this necklace … customer decided to give it to his wife early. She got it Friday night and she sent me an email Saturday a.m. She LOVES it and was wearing it to a holiday party that night! SLS

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    qltldy10 says:

    Isn’t it sweet to get feedback from the recipient? It must be so nice to hear from the customers! Lol, I bet he will be back!!

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    D Luczak says:

    This is so beautiful! I love the colors and how well everything fits together. She is one lucky lady to receive this! :)

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