Emerald in Quartz Silver Necklace


Deep forest green emeralds sit in the crisp white quartz matrix at the centre of this silver necklace. I have skillfully forged the curls and twists to form a sophisticated yet natural-looking jewel. The pendant is hung on a sterling silver trace chain 53cm (21in) long, which can be shortened if necessary.

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Emerald in Quartz Silver Necklace

This Emerald in Quartz Silver Necklace is unique. The hand-hammered sculptural swirls give it a sophisticated and visually satisfying look.  I have hand forged it from one piece of recycled silver, and as a result, it is a twisting design like the guitar playing that inspired it.  I have blackened then given a burnish polished finish to highlight the beautiful surface texture. The emerald in quartz matrix in this necklace is a natural uncut stone with dramatic contrasts. The silver is set round the stone to reflect the shapes of the emeralds.

Inspired by Music and Synaesthesia

I am synaesthetic, which is a neurological trait where the senses cross.  Therefore I have a strong visual impression of shape, colour, movement and sometimes texture when I hear music.  My synaesthetic reaction to the sound of an electric guitar inspired this Emerald in Quartz Silver Necklace.  As a result, the shapes in this silver necklace are little snippets of electric guitar music made visible by my synaesthesia. Hence this Emerald in Quartz Silver Necklace twists like crackled and distorted electric guitar playing. There’s more about what inspires my jewellery and how I make it in this article from my blog.

Four Ways I Invite Chaos Into My Creative Process Eliminating Failure and Making my jewellery More Authentic as a Result

Recycled Silver

I recycle the silver I have used in Emerald in Quartz Silver Necklace from old and broken silverware and cutlery. Consequently, I can eliminate the need for newly mined silver in my work. I melted a piece of old silverware down. Then I hand forged the resulting ingot of molten silver into this carefully crafted necklace.

Who Is the Emerald in Quartz Silver Necklace For?

This necklace is for a woman who looks for something different.  You show your individuality with the jewellery you wear and look for good quality and design in the jewellery, clothes and accessories that you buy. You know what goes with your style when you see it.

  • Sterling silver necklace and chain with an uncut emerald in matrix stone
  • One-off piece
  • Full UK Hallmark
  • Pendant W-25mm L-40mm D-10mm
  • Chain W-4.5mm trace chain L-530mm (21in) (can be shortened by arrangement)
  • Blacksilver burnished finish
  • Comes to you protected by a sturdy branded box

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