Rhodolite Demi Hoops

December 2023
Rhodolite garnets, sterling silver

A friend of mine needed a gift for his girlfriend, and gave me a lot of leeway as far as what to make. He hadn't yet given her earrings, so that was the category we started with, and his other two notes were that she loves silver and her favorite color was pink.

I happened to have a bunch of gorgeous purplish-pink rhodolite garnets, so I suggested pavé demi hoops. Instead of setting the stones in typical stock, I gave them an interesting triangular profile that catches the light in an unusual way and from certain angles makes the stones seem like they're floating in the air.