Black Spinel Pavé Necklace
I learned how to pavé set after studying under master diamond setter Alexandre Sidorov in Antwerp, Belgium. Pavé setting is a traditional stone setting technique dating back to the 1700's.
This pendant is a variation of the first pavé setting that we learned called the Filet-Pavé. I have take a flat disc, where I hand drilled and hand cut all of the seats for the stones. I used a pneumatic graver and microscope to set.
- ~19 mm sterling silver disc, ~1.85 mm thick.
- (12) 2 mm black spinels.
Black spinel is gemstone that is relatively unknown because of its rarity and commonly mistaken for black diamonds. It is an opaque, jet-black version of the red spinel, a gemstone with brilliant sparkle that is often mistaken for a ruby. Black spinel is a protective stone that repels negativity.
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