Friendship Necklet – Silver, 9 carat Gold and Opal

Created at the request of a group of friends, this necklace was to be a special gift for a 70th birthday present.

Featuring 2 separate silver wire plaits which wind towards a central disc where a Mexican Fire Opal is set in gold. Each strand represents one friend from the group and the loose plaiting symbolises how each friend has their own separate life but when they come together, they reaffirm their strong bond and support for one another. The gentle spiralling towards, and around the gold and the stone, symbolise the regard the friends hold for ‘Sue’. An oxidised finish highlights the hammered texture and contrasts with the different coloured metals- this piece was a privilege to make.