Necklace and earring set of granulated silver disks, set with chrome diopsides, strung with peridot beads.
I created this bright and lively set from subtly textured domed disks, granulated in a delicate clover pattern, and set with faceted chrome diopsides. The necklace in the set is combined with peridot beads to complete the springy, vibrant look.
Chrome diopside is a beautiful, rich green stone coloured by its content of chrome, which is the source of green for many precious and semi-precious stones. The diopsides in this set really catch the light and add a lot of sparkle.
The beads are peridot, in soft, rounded random shapes, and get their paler spring green from magnesium, the same element that makes plants green. Peridot is the birthstone for August.
Necklace is 17 inches long, with a silver lobster clasp. The pendant is 3/4 inch across and about 1/4 inch tall, and the button earrings are a little over 1/2 inch across. Earrings and pendant have solid backs, so they hang well and look good from all sides. The chrome diopside on the pendant is a 5 mm stone, and the earrings each have a 4 mm stone.