Natural Garnet Necklace
This unusual natural garnet necklace is hand-forged in sterling silver. It is both strong and delicate with a deep red garnet entwined amongst the silver. It has a chaotic triple chain made from different kinds of chain to give interest and texture around to the easy to do up clasp at the back. The blood-red garnet is a natural uncut stone 2cm long. Hold it up to the light to reveal its full drama. I never make the same thing twice consequently this natural garnet necklace is unique.
Inspired by Music and Synaesthesia
I am synaesthetic which is a neurological trait where my senses cross. Therefore I have a strong visual impression of shape, colour, movement and sometimes texture when I hear music. This natural garnet necklace is inspired by what I see when I listen to electric guitar, with a hint of bass and drums in the red of the garnet. Electric guitar looks silver to me, floor toms look like red blood cells, and bass guitar will often be a deep red. As a result, the shapes in this natural garnet necklace are little snippets of a whole band playing made visible by my synaesthesia.
To read more about how my synaesthesia works and how it inspires my jewellery read this blog post: Four Ways I Invite Chaos into My Creative Process Eliminating Failure and Making My Jewellery More Authentic as a Result.
What Is It Made Of?
Mining silver is an environmentally invasive process, so I use recycled silver in all my work. The sterling silver I used to make this natural garnet necklace comes from old and broken silverware and cutlery, the chain is either handmade or reused from other necklaces too. 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 natural garnet necklace. This necklace has a full UK Hallmark on the clasp which guarantees it is sterling silver. For more on hallmarking and to see an image of my hallmark see my FAQ
Who Is This Natural Garnet Necklace For?
This natural garnet necklace is for a woman who knows her style and knows herself. You want unusual jewellery to anchor your favourite outfits and add a meaningful finishing touch. Good quality and excellence that lasts are what you look for in your clothes and jewellery.
- natural garnet necklace
- One-off piece
- Sterling silver with full UK hallmarks
- W-30mm L-25mm D-11mm
- Chain Length 51cm/20in
- Black silver burnished finish
- Comes to you protected by a sturdy branded box