Inherited Loose Gems to Jewelry

by Debra Lowe.
(Denver)

Inherited Loose Gems to Jewelry by Debra Lowe  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Green “fancy cut” ametrine necklace

Sadly, my mother in law passed away in June 2018.

Prior to her death, she showed me some loose stones that she wanted me to have.

Inherited Loose Gems to Jewelry by Debra Lowe  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

A close up of the pendant and a full shot of the finished piece.

Her husband bought them, and never had them set.

When I got them, I was amazed at the beauty and cut. Two ametrine and one amethyst.

They sat in a special box waiting for me to get the courage to do something with them…then I realized if it turned out icky, I could always start over.

Inherited Loose Gems to Jewelry by Debra Lowe  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I am pleased with the outcome of the two ametrine, have not yet done anything with the amethyst, I will.

Please excuse the photos, I am much better at jewels than photography…obviously.

Inherited Loose Gems to Jewelry by Debra Lowe  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

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  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    A beautiful inheritance Debra, and what lovely memories you will have of your mother-in-law when you wear this jewelry.

  • Ann Marie says:

    Lovely!!! I’ve never seen a green ametrine before. I know that feeling of being afraid to make something with a special gem. Bravo for working through that and making such special pieces!

  • Debra says:

    Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Thanks so much Ann Marie, I appreciate your compliments more than you know.

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Thank you Rena and thanks also for the opportunity to show my work/play.

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Thanks Debra, I appreciate your comment so much, nice to be noticed.

  • Kim Atkins says:

    I loved your piece here so went to look at your Esty shop. And your work is absolutely beautiful

  • AC says:

    Wow! So beautiful!

  • Cathy Stewart says:

    Beautiful! So creative.

  • Diana says:

    Gorgeous!!

  • Emily Ederer says:

    These pieces are stunning and unusual! Thanks for sharing them!

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Ahhh, thanks so very much, I appreciate you taking the time to check my shop out.

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Thanks much!!

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Wow, thanks for your compliment~

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Thanks so much~

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Thanks Emily, I try to be “unusual” I only do one of a kind and I hope women prefer that individuality…thanks much~

  • Alysen says:

    Those pieces are absolutely stunning! I LOVE the Art Deco vibe and may I ask if they’re components & .925 sterling that you used? You have a wonderful eye for design.

  • Debra says:

    Thanks Alyson,
    I use sterling if I am working with silver, brass with brass, etc.
    If I’m not sure I just use the best match. I color my metals with patina, fire and pigments.

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