Purple Garnet Earrings
At first glance, many would think the gemstones in these earrings would be Amethyst. They're actually beautiful "Purple Garnets."
Not only are the purple garnets a welcome surprise, the overall design is also one of a kind.
They're created by jewellery designer and gem cutter Lieste of Out Designs.
Lieste has a degree in fine sculpture and it shows in her art jewellery.
Much of her work is done in a medium called "Art Clay." It's worked into a wet state and then it's carved and built into a dry state, called "Greenware." Once dry, the pieces get put into a kiln where the binder burns away resulting in what's called "Fine Silver." Fine silver is 99% pure silver versus sterling silver at 92.5%.
With Lieste unique designs, she transforms her wearable art into pieces a person is proud to call their own.
Purple Garnet Earrings - are finished in fine silver with a patina creating a dramatic effect with depth and texture.
Metal: Fine Silver
Stones: Purple Garnets