Charles Green 1st Place award-winning piece, Eichi. The criteria of this competition was to create either earrings or a pendant with the gemstone(s), which was randomly handed out.
I took inspiration from lighting (lamps, more specifically) for this pendant. Eichi was made using CAD, the file was then converted into a wax rapid prototype and then cast into silver.
The idea was to make the aquamarine marquise look as if it was floating within the gold plated silver shell.