vintage topaz recycled in a contemporary pendant

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vintage topaz recycled in a contemporary pendant

It’s always amazing to see what a heirloom gemstone looks like moved forward into a new setting. Janet was given this yellow topaz as a young girl, and recently asked us to design a new setting for it in a contemporary necklace. The gemstone didn’t look like much to begin with.

We sketched this pendant, placing the vintage step-cut topaz in a round pendant to contrast it’s strong lines and angles.

 

the sketch: vintage yellow topaz in stainless steel pendant

 

The pendant was constructed in stainless steel, and the topaz was to be held in a channel-setting.

 

the process: constructing the pendant

 

The final piece, the yellow topaz just sings in the matte finished stainless steel.

 

after: vintage yellow topaz in stainless steel pendant

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