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A Design a Day – Day 170

Today’s design hails from my past:

Colored Pencil and Gouache Black Onyx and Diamond Earring Rendering on Vellum Paper by Joana Miranda

I’m a big fan of the dazzling contrast of black onyx with the sparkle of diamonds.   In this earring, I imagined a round onyx sphere inlaid with diamonds as the focal point.   One artist who is a master of this type of inlay work is Michael Bondanza.   More recently, Michael has taken inlay a step further, combining precious metals, diamonds and gemstones with hand-turned rosewood.  Proof that if you can imagine it, it can be done!

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