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The Freshness of Silver Aquamarine Sea Glass Earrings

  • July 12, 2013 7:34 PM

I live not very far away from the Mediterranean. In the summer I love to walk along the  shore, then sit in a nearby cafe,  have myself a cup of coffee and a croissant, and then watch straight ahead to estimate its powerful beauty.

I sit there and while doing so, many ideas enter my mind. Sometimes I think of the secrets hidden in it. All the battles which took place, the sunken boats and ships through thousands of years, the abundance of sea creatures which live under the waters, and the treasures hidden there. Then I look at the surface of the waters and marvel at the variety of blue, sometimes green, grey, or Turquoise shades.

The meaning of the word “aquamarine” comes from Latin: aqua marina = sea water.

One of the things I love to do most when I am by the sea is collect various pieces of sea glass, created by the sea, the salt and the winds. Of course it takes quite a long time for the latter three, to complete their job. Many times I pick up a piece of glass and think to myself : “I wonder how long this piece of glass has been waiting for me here…”

As I have a small collection of Aquamarine sea glass pieces I picked two who seemed to have about the same size and set them in sterling silver bezels, then added ear wires. This a small collaboration between me and the sea and friends. What remains for me is to say – Thank you!

Squamarine glass samples

Squamarine glass samples

 

 Here are the Silver Aquamarine Sea Glass Earrings:

 

Hope you like them.

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Giant Silver Ring with a Ruby

  • July 8, 2013 6:39 PM

Last month I took a few days off to Berlin in Germany, and among many other beautiful places I have visited there, I took a little stroll through a small Artists market.  There were many lovely items in small stands there. Oil paintings beside antique drawings, handmade dolls made of felt, vintage clothes  and such.  Of course my favorite stands were those of the handmade jewelry artists.

One of the items I loved most were a collection of rings made of metal with various stones in them. One of the rings, which I fell in love with immediately, was a large dark flower with a yellow amber set on it. I tried it on, and although I have small hands it surprisingly looked as if I wore a large flower on my hand.Of course I immediately wanted to buy it, but when the seller told me the price and I did not have that much cash on me, I thought to myself: ” Make one of your own!”.

And so I did.

I did not photograph it, but let the idea  remain in my mind. Last week I decided to make one of my own. I took a large piece of flat Sterling Silver and spontaneousely hammered it to the shape of a large tropical flower. As it is the month of July, and July’s birthstone, I  picked out a natural oval Ruby gemstone from my stone collection and set it in the middle. Here is the result:

 

 

 

Giant silver Ruby Flower Ring - Rioritajewelry

Giant silver Ruby Flower Ring – Rioritajewelry

 

Giant silver Ruby Flower Ring - Rioritajewelry

Giant silver Ruby Flower Ring – Rioritajewelry