Today I would like to feature one of my favourite gemstone combinations – glossy faceted black Onyx with lovely speckled Snowflake Obsidian. I think these two stones were made to go together, they just seem to bring out the best in each other. They are separated here by tiny square bright silvertone spacer beads.
What makes this necklace work for me is the contrasting textures of the faceted onyx and the smooth snowflake obsidian. My three favourite jewelry design basics are contrasting shapes, mixed textures and top quality gemstones – this necklace has all three. It also has a great feeling of balance too, which is also important in my jewelry designs.
This is the third iteration of this necklace that I have made, each one has been slightly different but the design fundamentals have been the same. (The previous two versions however both sold before I was able to share them here!)
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