When is white topaz not white topaz…?

These earrings are just incredible; made by L. Sue Szabo using the old fashioned technique of foiling.   She has placed coloured foils behind white topazes (supplied by me!) in a modern day revival of the old technique for colouring rhinestones back in the 1920s.  She wanted to see what would happen if she used beautiful gems instead and I think they look fantastic.  I for one know that the topaz is completely clean and in addition, she has sealed the coloured foil in resin to ensure that it does not fade.  I really like the old-style elegance of the filligree settings and the way that they really make those colours pop. You can find these at www.etsy.com/shop/lsueszabo and see more of her award winning designs.

I love to see what people make with ‘my’ stones, so please keep the pictures coming in.

About Julia Aufenast

I am a UK based professional gemstone supplier and GIA graduate gemologist. I specialise in rose cut cabochons as well as standard cabochons, and I have a carefully nurtured reputation for high quality. Currently I carry mainly semi-precious stones and I also have a range of pearls in white and natural colours; strings and half-drilled, round and keshi. This blog is attached to my website - www.joopygems.com - and is where you'll find information about new arrivals in my shop, discounts and offers, as well as an opportunity to leave comments and feedback.

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