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Piece # 98 "Ice"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms 2010

This is a gorgeous Moonstone cab wrapped in square Argentium Sterling Silver. This is one of my favorite pieces and it'll be a long time before I part with it if ever he hee :D

Moonstone is one of the best known and most valuable varieties of feldspar. This translucent gemstone features an iridescent sheen called "adularescence." By virtue of what is termed as adularescence, a gem displays a billowy floating light which appears to come from below the surface.

Argentium Sterling Silver is the highest quality of Sterling Silver available today and is highly tarnish resistant. Sterling Silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper, Argentium is still the 92.5% silver but it replaces some of the copper with the element Germanium which gives it a higher tarnish resistance and less people are allergic to it than just normal Sterling Silver.

Yes, I do custom work.
Website: www.Zorias.com

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Xerces Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such beautiful shimmery colour to the cabochon! Beautiful wrap =D
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Zorias Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)

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Xerces Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome!
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zevl Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Beautiful stone :clap:
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Zorias Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's one of my favorite pieces, I wear it all the time :)

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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
OMG I want! :faint:
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
He hee, this is one of my favorites, this one and my Amber and white gold are two I just haven't even thought about selling :D But I can mimick the wraps :)

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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I wish I could afford it. T.T
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WolfMoon85 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
I love Moonstones! How do you make that and how much does it cost to find a real stone by itself?
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
How do I make the pendant? Lots of practice, and I buy my stones from local stores and at gem and mineral shows, so the price varies, depending on the place I buy from, the quality and size of the stones.

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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ooooooooo...:faint:
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
He hee :dance:

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Barbarapaintsjewelry Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Beautiful on both sides :-) What is your resource for moonstone cabachons? How do you know what you are buying is real moonstone?

:-)
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :) I buy all of my moonstone from local sources or at gem and mineral shows :) So I handle each piece before buying them. Um... there are things out there that are imitation moonstone, but they just look really fake to me so I don't bother with them.

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Barbarapaintsjewelry Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Ah, I understand. I just was asking because I had heard that moonstone was very rare or hard to buy and I'd wanted to make a moonstone ring for myself at some point.

Thanks for replying. Your work is beautiful.
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :) It takes time to find sources that are reasonably close to yourself, took me a couple months to find stone stores I liked and my favorite one is currently 3 hours from where I live. So don't be discouraged, just keep looking :)

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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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Allyyyy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
pretty!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

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