Trumpet necklace 2011
22ct and 18ct yellow gold with synthetic ruby. Carved.
Length 42 cm
Synthetic (man-made) ruby was chosen to provide rubies of sufficient size and similarity to create this magnificent necklace. However synthetic ruby is a very dense and heavy material. To lighten the necklace, the bead elements were constructed from two halves that were hollowed out to a thickness of 1mm, before being fixed and riveted together to form the long trumpet shapes. The beads are capped in gold and linked on gold wires.