60th Birthday Gift!

Happy birthday to my mom, Kim Koehn! For her 60th birthday, she unwrapped a special custom made gift from me! What makes this Ruby in Fuchsite pendant extra special is that it’s my first prong setting! Considering the steep learning curve, I couldn’t be more pleased with this successful ruby setting, and will treasure it for years to come. 

This Ruby in Fuchsite is a large oval, low-profile stone, with spectacular natural ruby inclusions, contrasting the vibrant teal and cream-colored Fuchsite stone. This cabochon nests between two elegant designer gallery wires, capped with silver ball embellishments at each arch bezel. An antique brush finish illuminates the natural stone's beautiful colors. 

I used a jewelry’s saw to create an open-backed silhouetted mountain design on the backside. This mountain scene is personal to me as the maker, because those enriching outdoor activities are one of the main reasons I call Salt Lake City home. I’ve be entertaining the idea of including this open back mountain design in more of my silver work, so stay tuned to witness the evolution of this design at AEK Display!