Alhambra Pendant, Rhodolite and Mandarin Garnet
Sterling silver pendant inspired by patterns found in Moorish tiling. I have been fascinated by the way these motifs have been taken up and evolved by other decorative arts movement, with a flow traceable through Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, to Art Deco.
I loved finding a uniquely extravagant setting to embed some fascinating gemstones within the design. There are eight marquise gems set flush into the points of the design, using a combination of channel and claw-set, while the central gem is offered upwards in an unusual eight-prong setting.
The pendant is 4cm in diameter, with a 5mm central Rhodolite Garnet and 6x3mm Mandarin Garnets.
It is also produced with other lovely gem combinations!