A glowing Hessonite garnet, bezel-set in 14k gold and rimmed in sterling silver, hangs from a bar fashioned from a Douglas-fir sprig cast in gold. Below the garnet hang two smaller sprigs of Douglas-fir, this time cast in sterling silver. This lovely mixed-metal necklace is finished with a oval rolo chain.
Douglas-fir trees are everywhere in the Pacific Northwest. On the coast, they commonly live at least 500 years. They are often planted in reforestation efforts throughout the region—and for good reason, as they’re hardly and beautiful evergreens. I collected these springs from Larrabee State Park in Bellingham.
Materials: Hessonite garnet, 14k gold, recycled oxidized sterling silver
Garnet size: 18mm x 12mm
Total pendant size: 2 1/4" long x 1 1/2" wide
Chain type: oval rolo
Chain length: 18"
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