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“Winter: Snow At Midnight” Necklace. $2,000. SOLD.

This is the season of winter snow at midnight, shimmering ice against the darkest of blues. With a masterwork that evokes the beauty of these coldest, darkest hours, Wings launches the first in an extraordinary new collection to come, one to honor the four seasons, a series of four necklaces flowering in the shades and spirits of their time. The pendant is a bold classic motif that extends to the Sacred Directions, both eight-pointed star and opening flower, each ray and petal arrayed around a slightly ovaled central orb. The larger cabochons, arrayed to the cardinal directions, manifest as wintry teardrops in stunning shades of royal blue amid a profusion of shimmering silvery pyrite. The center stone is an almost perfect indigo, aswirl with velvety  lines and whorls of deeper blue. The smallest cabochons, teardrops extending to the ordinal points, are high-grade lapis lazuli in a flawless, matrix-free cobalt blue. Each of the nine blue jewels is set into a scalloped bezel and trimmed with twisted silver; the bezel’s backing, saw-cut entirely freehand and extending just beyond the edges of the stones, is stamped free-hand all the way around the perimeter with small spirits of pure magic, tiny winter butterflies to carry the snow on their wings. The pendant hangs from a hand-made bail, flared at the top and gently tapering at either end, hand-stamped in a matching eight-pointed star motif. The entire dazzling piece is suspended from a graduated strand of gemstones over sterling silver bead chain: Large ultra-high-grade icy moonstone orbs alternate with shining silver-plated spheres of like size as the focal beads, thence with smaller dark blue lapis lazuli and silver-plated beads extending up either side, flowing into tiny rounds of midnight-blue dumortierite and crystalline violet-blue iolite separated by faceted silver-plated coin beads. Pendant hangs 5″ long including bail (4/5″ long without) by 3-5/8″ across at the widest point; bail itself is 7/8″ long by 1/2″ across at the widest point. Large cabochons (north and south) are 1-1/2″ long by 13/16″ across at the widest point; medium cabochons (east and west) are 1-1/16″ long by 5/8″ to 3/4″ across at the widest point; small cabochons (ordinal points) are 11/16″ long by 5/16″ across at the widest point.  Bead strand hangs 22″ long. [All dimensions approximate.] Designed jointly by Wings and Aji; first in The Four Seasons Series. Additional close-up views of pendant and strand shown below.

Sterling silver, lapis lazuli (pendant); moonstone; silver plate; lapis lazuli; dumortierite; iolite (beads)
$2,000 Plus shipping, handling, and insurance

Close-up of full necklace:

Close-up view of pendant and focal beads:

Close-up view of pendant:








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