I had the pleasure of working with raw sapphires for this fancy commissioned piece, made entirely from the birthstones of my lovely client's family members - sapphire, onyx, citrine and pearl. Such a super idea!
She decided on a triple-strand for a luxe look, and prefered the centrepiece to hang low because she felt more comfortable. I think it adds a very nice and subtle dramatic effect to the piece.
And then it was time to decide whether we wanted it to festoon, or remain compact... I really loved the festooned look, but my client wanted something more "wearable-luxe", something she could wear to work and work-related events (she's a fashion editor), so we stuck with the compact look.
From there we moved on to matching earrings. I suggested a simple citrine drop, and my client came up with the design to incorporate all the stones...