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When is white topaz not white topaz…?

by Julia Aufenast July 17, 2011 1 min read

These earrings are just incredible; made by L. Sue Szabo using the old fashioned technique of foiling.   She has placed coloured foils behind white topazes (supplied by me!) in a modern day revival of the old technique for colouring rhinestones back in the 1920s.  She wanted to see what would happen if she used beautiful gems instead and I think they look fantastic.  I for one know that the topaz is completely clean and in addition, she has sealed the coloured foil in resin to ensure that it does not fade.  I really like the old-style elegance of the filligree settings and the way that they really make those colours pop. You can find these at www.etsy.com/shop/lsueszabo and see more of her award winning designs.

I love to see what people make with ‘my’ stones, so please keep the pictures coming in.

Julia Aufenast
Julia Aufenast


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