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Piece # 242 "Truly Blessed"
A Zoria's Creation. Krista DeSelms © 2012

This is a custom piece I created for a client, this is the first absolutely beautiful garnet I have gotten to wrap, I have some garnet beads I’ve worked with but this piece just blows my mind. I was totally psyched when she wanted it to be wrapped in Gold Filled, I know red stones can be beautiful in silver but they almost always scream gold to me, so yey!!!

I took a lot of pictures of this baby before I got any satisfying ones, Garnet is a lot like Amethyst, tricky because the stone needs backlit and the wire work needs front lighting, anyway, I think it all worked out okay :) Here is another view of the same stone/wrap and the customer review.



Garnet wrapped in round Gold Filled wire.

Garnets are a very widely known gemstone. Most often a reddish brown color garnets are able to span almost any color when they absorb different materials. These stones are a very hard stone, meaning that it’s a great stone for jewelry as it can encounter and withstand a certain amount abuse. Garnets have been around and known to man-kind so long that they are even mentioned in the Bible when Noah uses a Garnet lantern to guide the arch. Garnets are generally hard to tell if they are authentic or not, but there are two ways you can check on your own. The first is to look at the garnet in natural and artificial light, the garnet should change color, either slightly or drastically. The other is not fool proof, but most garnets are somewhat magnetic, not all but most. So you can check if the garnet is magnetic.

Gold Filled Wire is not the same as Gold Plated. Gold Filled is an actual layer of gold pressure bonded to a base metal. Gold Filled Wire has over 100% more gold than Gold Platting does. Gold Filled is much more valuable, won't chip away and is more tarnish resistant than plated. Anyone who can wear Gold can wear Gold Filled without worries of allergic reactions to the jewelry.

In the notation 14/20 the 14 refers to the gold being 14k and the 20 refers to the law that to be labeled "Gold Filled" the weight of the wire has to be 1/20th gold. All Zoria's products that have Gold Filled wire is at least 14/20 quality or better.

Yes, I do custom work.

:butterfly: Krista

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jimss Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
wow nought said
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)

:butterfly: Krista
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! I wished I made jewellery even half that beautiful!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)

:butterfly: Krista
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, you're obviously very talented!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe
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dreamsborninfire Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Photographer
that is simply amazing O:
love the details
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Zorias Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :)

:butterfly: Krista
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dreamsborninfire Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Photographer
welcome ^^
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fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful! The wire detail is incredible! The stone is also very gorgeous C: Well done!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I appreciate the compliments! :D

:butterfly: Krista
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fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome C:
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:iconilyere:
Ilyere Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Beautiful. Only using the best materials, eh?
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:iconzorias:
Zorias Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's the goal, someday I'd love to be using solid gold instead of Gold Filled :)

:butterfly: Krista
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Nina-Lipkin-Art Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous
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:iconzorias:
Zorias Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)

:butterfly: Krista
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Nina-Lipkin-Art Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
welcome :)
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CaptainStabby Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely :) Photographing it on a mirror was a clever way to get the back and front lighting you needed.
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Zorias Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I don't normally like to use mirrors but it seemed the best way to get light into the gem :)

:butterfly: Krista
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MoonlitCreek Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely gorgeous. I love the color of the garnet, the wrap is perfect, and I love how the swirls are so neatly placed. (I can never get my swirls to be that neat haha xD) Excellent work!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks hun :) don't worry, the tight swirls come with nimble fingers and lots of practice :)

Krista
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MoonlitCreek Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No problem! I've been trying to work on swirls lately... Ehh, I'll get the hang of it soon. xD
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Zorias Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is indeed a beautiful stone; wonderful work!
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Zorias Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!

:butterfly: Krista
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LittleNespa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
beautifull :D
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Zorias Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D

:butterfly: Krista
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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Zorias Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :D

Krista
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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