The perfect present

Recently purchased; this beautiful dragonfly pendant made by the talented Julia Quinn at Cheeky Lemur .  The wings are of opal and the body is set with peridots, and it is such an eye-catching, unusual piece.  I bought this pendant for my sister-in-law as she is fond of butterflies and dragonflies and other such winged creatures, plus her birthday is in August and peridots are the birthstone for August, so it was just perfect.  I have now sent the pendant, having spent a couple of weeks gazing covetously at it and wishing I could keep it!  Julia lives in Normandy and says that she derives inspiration from the lush natural landscape that surrounds her, and I can imagine this creature hovering across a lake or perching on a strand of long grass.

Along with stone-set jewellery, Julia also has a fine line in enamel work as well.   I could not resist this purple enamelled pendant for myself as well.  Purple is my favourite colour and in this pendant the enamel is laid over silver so the colour really sings.  Check out her Etsy shop for a selection of funky and original work.

About Julia Aufenast

I am a Hong Kong based professional gemstone supplier. 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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