Mixed Metal 14k Gold-filled and Sterling Silver Wire-wrapped Turquoise and Peach Chalcedony Necklace
Mixed Metal 14k Gold-filled and Sterling Silver Wire-wrapped Turquoise and Peach Chalcedony Necklace
Mixed Metal 14k Gold-filled and Sterling Silver Wire-wrapped Turquoise and Peach Chalcedony Necklace
Mixed Metal 14k Gold-filled and Sterling Silver Wire-wrapped Turquoise and Peach Chalcedony Necklace

Mixed Metal 14k Gold-filled and Sterling Silver Wire-wrapped Turquoise and Peach Chalcedony Necklace

Regular price
$75.00
Sale price
$75.00

This colorful gemstone necklace features both 14 karat gold-filled and sterling silver components for an eye-catching mixed-metal look. I used 14k gold-filled wire to wrap faceted genuine turquoise beads around a hoop frame I forged and hammered from sterling silver wire. I wrapped a single faceted pink-peach chalcedony drop at the bottom of the hoop, and a faceted turquoise drop in the middle of the hoop. I added two faceted pink tourmaline accent beads, wrapped in gold-filled wire, to the beginning of the chain, to coordinate with the chalcedony drop. I oxidized (antiqued) the sterling silver components and polished the high points for greater contrast.

The pendant hangs from a dainty 14k gold-filled chain, finished with a sterling silver lobster clasp. A single faceted turquoise bead hangs beside the clasp from a sterling headpin. This necklace is shorter; the chain measures 15 3/4", and the pendant from the top to the bottom of the chalcedony drop is 1 3/4". I love how the gold, silver, turquoise, and pink-peach shades in this necklace contrast each other, yet work together to create striking color harmony in the finished product!

Note: Gold-filled means that there is a much thicker layer of 14k gold than gold-plated metal would have. The gold layer is fused rather than plated on top of another metal, so the gold will never chip off.