Featured 3 Pendants

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Hollyblue, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Amazonite and a couple of opals

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  2. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Nice group :)
    The Amazonite lavalliere is in need of some kyratisation;)
    Isn't the opal in the middle a triplet?
    Love the freeform pendant on the right, Coober Peddy white opal?
     
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  3. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Is the one in the middle from Whiting and Davis?
     
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  4. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    The amazonite isn't broken there is a small bail not visible in the photo,yes a triplet in the center.The free form pendant is sterling with gold plating and Coober Pedy opal,it was a project in college.
     
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  5. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    I don't think it is,it's just a sterling marked finding from a jewelry supplier years ago as was the one on the left.
     
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  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    @Hollyblue , oh, the one on the right is my favorite! Was that your college project?
     
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  7. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Yay!
    I had it right on the opals, and only from one pic ;):joyful:
     
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  8. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    One of many projects... design,carve wax,cast silver,texture surface with line graver,gold plate and mount stone.The repair section was a bit taxing as the instructor was a bit sadistic.using the same techniques as above he would smash,twist,toss in a garbage disposer your finished 7mm wide ring and then have you repair to the original condition before he destroyed it.
     
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  9. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    @Hollyblue , fortunately my couple of years taking jewelry making in college - I didn't have a bad professor. My pottery teacher would smash up stuff right and left tho!
     
  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The one in the middle is synthetic. I like the piece on the right a lot better.
     
  11. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    The middle opal is a Coober Pedy white base triplet.
     
  12. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    The instructor was a great teacher for those who wanted to learn.I think a quarter of the students in the repair class just wanted to do their own thing. The practical parts were partly graded on trying and not sitting at the bench complaining something was too hard.
     
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  13. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    HAHAHAA!! YEAVO!! :blackeye::shame:
     
  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Could have fooled me, because it did.
     
  15. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

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  16. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Was someone asleep at the switch?
     
  17. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    There were bins of "potch and color" opal rough with no grinding to show the color bands.The prices went up according how much color was visible and it was a gamble picking out the stones you wanted. Sometimes you were lucky and found good color after grinding a bit,but many times it was duds but good for cutting practice...… https://www.opalauctions.com/learn/did-you-know/what-is-potch-and-what-colors-is-it
     
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  18. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    In other words, a bit of a crap shoot.
     
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