“Midnight Waters” Earrings

Dum-dum-dum-dum – drrrrum rrrroll! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage the ultimate beauty, the blue-green Thai sapphire!

I saw a strand of these on Etsy, and while I debated whether to officially become a crazy bead lazy and get them, they were snatched up. Regretful, I contacted the vendor, SYAU, and asked her to look out for another strand and get it on my behalf. Fairly soon, bam! https://www.etsy.com/transaction/46044910 This strand cost me $160. (This was back when not only was I working, but when my ex and I made tons of disposable income, so I managed to spend a couple thousand dollars on beading supplies in 3 months  – this was around May 2010, which is the approximate date for a lot of my beading projects.)

So, these are sapphire, gold findings and gold-filled wire.

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Here begins the odyssey to capture the color of thai sapphires.

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They are green/blue – the color you see shifts based on lighting conditions, and is also zoned within the stones itself.

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In the rainy overcast light, these mostly looked an inky dark green.

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Here you can see that these stones have quite a lot of blue in them, under brighter diffused light.

 

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5 Responses to “Midnight Waters” Earrings

  1. Anya says:

    I think I need to model these for you so you can get a more “true to life” pic 😉

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    • mimB says:

      I might take you up on that, actually, at some point. I think modeling jewelry really helps put it in context. I’m planning to research how to model jewelry, and then I’ll need models 😀

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  2. Sarah says:

    omg. i was like “i really need to stop commenting that i love every single piece or olga won’t believe me anymore” but these are my new favorite, sooooo beautiful! Agree with Anya, I want to see all these on!

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    • Anya says:

      Sarah, these are *amazing* IRL. I borrowed them from Olga once when I went to an international conference and wanted to give an edge to my usual laid-back look. They were the perfect touch, and I got a compliment on them from my boss the second she saw me wearing them 🙂

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      • mimB says:

        Wish I could introduce you guys properly somehow – you’ve both heard from me about each other. I went to Anya’s wedding in October right before our first visit to Boston last year – and Sarah and her John are our primary reason for visiting Boston – they got married in August last year, and I’ve definitely mentioned their wedding to Anya.

        Anya – something I’ve been meaning to ask you in view of my plans to make earring for sale: how were these length wise for you? I remember you said that any heavier and it would be too heavy for you – makes me wonder, if I try to lighter earrings, how short would be too short? 3/4 of the current length, 1/2…?

        Also – if you remember, how was it wearing these with the post findings? Would you have preferred another finding type?

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