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New Custom Project From JLM Studio – Baobab Pendant with Bezel-Set Diamond

Those of you following my blog regularly may remember this rendering I posted back in May, 2009:

Watercolor and gouache rendering of Baobab Tree Pendant by Joana Miranda

Watercolor and Gouache Rendering of Silver Baobab Tree Pendant with Diamond by Joana Miranda

I was commissioned to make the pendant recently for a client.  I hand-pierced the silver, hand-fabricated the outside frame, soldered the pierced portion inside the frame, and set the diamond in a hand-fabricated bezel.  I gave the piece a sand-blasted finish and high-polished the rim and bail for contrast.  Here is the finished piece:

Photo of Argentium Sterling Silver and Diamond Baobab Tree Pendant by Joana Miranda

Argentium Sterling Silver and Diamond Baobab Tree Pendant by Joana Miranda

(Photo by Joana Miranda)

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