I was recently asked to make my sterling silver hammered rings pendant with an orange stone, the customer’s favorite color. We decided to go with an 8mm reddish-orange cubic zirconia to get the color, size and price she wanted. We also brought the scale down a bit, to suit her small frame and make it more casual. I was very excited to make this one, because I also love orange and don’t get to work with it very often. CZ’s really sparkle, so it competes well with the highly reflective hammered surface of the silver. I love how it came out.
Surprise! I live in the Denver metro area. So does the customer. We are both huge Denver Bronco’s fans. (If you were a recipient of our 2011 Christmas card, you have seen my family Tebowing.) When she came to pick up the necklace, she was wearing a blue Bronco’s t-shirt. Boy oh boy, that pendant looks good with navy. So good, in fact, I’m going to make one for myself to wear on Sundays with my Bronco’s shirt.