Any suggestions??? I’m looking for anything from stone suggestions
(I’m thinking london blue topaz or maybe star sapphire?), sources,
lapidarists… anything would be appreciated!
I recently received a commission request from a friend who wants
me to make her a large (OK, let’s be clear, enormous), pendant
featuring a royal blue trillion stone. She has in mind a pendant
I made for myself with a 360 carat faceted oval piece of topaz.
She has said that she’s open to cabochons or faceted, but that
the trillion shape is the most important, and secondly the blue.
She wants each side of the triangle to be between an inch and a
half and 2 inches. I’ve gone through most of my sources and am
kind of coming up empty. She’s looking to spend about 500-600 on
the stone. I found some rose quartz (wrong color) which was
beautiful and the right shape, but I think for that kind of door
knocker pendant, quartz is asking for a disaster. One "bang"
into the refrigerator handle and you’ve got a chip.
Thanks so much,