Barbara’s Bud Earring design is a ‘tension-set’ headache when incorporated with a stone like a beautiful Tanzanite, with a 6.5 –7 grading on the hardness (Moh’s Scale) it isn’t the easiest gem to set. It is a very expensive and divine gemstone in the first place, playing with the colour change effects – Barbara’s open aired design shows off the stone to great effect when enhanced by artificial light. Juan-Luis likes that they are screw-ons that don’t look like they are . . .

Just delivered these so I’m able to post this at last. They were drawn to Patricia like iron to a magnet, they are screw-ons so we were insistent they be screwed so tight that there be pain now rather than later. Those stones are 200% brighter than the scans I’ve prepared, so divine!

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