Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Favorite - Smooth Teardrop Briolettes

One of my favorite jewelry pieces is smooth teardrop (full drop) briolettes of any gemstones. Most gemstones are often faceted so that they sparkle when light falls. It's really hard to find quality smooth pieces. I love the smooth pieces as compared to the faceted ones as they clear bring out the quality of the stones. I prefer the clear ones to the translucent ones E.g. citrine, lemon quartz, amethyst etc.

Here are some of my favorites on Etsy that I have been lusting for a while... Hope you love them too.
  1. Silk Earrings -- Luxe Petite by PoleStar
    These smokey quartz earrings are really clear and matches perfectly with the oxidised silver hooks.


  2. Peony - JenniferLynnJewelry
    Love the consistent color of the rose quartz and can you see how amazingly neat are the wires wrappings! Perfect!


  3. The Nuvola Earrings by christinewalsh
    Love the teardrop shape and the beautiful color of Chalcedony. It's natural (not dyed) and it's AAA!

7 comments:

found paper co. said...

I love those smokey quartz earrings! Off to check them off...

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

I can never have enough earrings! These are lovely choices.

Blissful Blooms Paper said...

Very pretty earrings! One of each please! lol

cabin + cub said...

Those are all so cute! Hard to chose a fave. :)

Kalla said...

I've never used smooth beads before, unless you count the seed beads I started on, and the round semi-precious ones I worked with before I became fascinated (facetated?) with Swarovski, and none were briolettes!

The work you do with them is beautiful! Simply stunning, and beautifully elegant!

Jen said...

I too, share your love of smooth briolettes! Just something about them.... I am glad you like my Peonies Ü

Frenchell said...

I love the black apple! Such cute and adorable things. i just love how she has the best lines to go with her themes