“Enchanting Nymphs”

 A Gem Sculpture
 a wearable 
jewelry pendant.

From the Series 
“Gem Art in Hemimorphite”
 to premiere in Tucson 2005

The pendant/pin features
 a free-form carving in 
Blue Drusy Hemimorphite
set in Sterling Silver
The base is also a 
large free-form piece of 
Blue Drusy Hemimorphite
surrounded by Sterling Silver.

All sculpture and jewelry models 
for the silver work were originally carved 
in wax and then cast 
by the lost wax method. 

Pendant: Blue Drusy Hemimorphite 
( China) 82.5 carats

Base: Blue Drusy Hemimorphite 
(China) 1,205 carats


Hemimorphite is a Zinc-based Soro-Silicate mineral.  
Its name comes from the Greek hemi
which means half, and morph which means shape,
 and is applied to this mineral 
due to its different crystal terminations.  
One of the forms it crystallizes in is 
this blue to blue-green, bright turquoise 
to sea-foam color, 
in a Botryoidal (grape-like), bubbly crust form. 
This new find of Shimmering Neon Blue 
Botryoidal Hemimorphite 
comes from Wenshan,
 Yunan Province, China.

All sculpture and jewelry models 
for the silver work were originally 
carved in wax 
and then cast 
by the lost wax method.

Photos by Michael J. Colella







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