A truly unique, mystical and beautiful artisans necklace of fantasy jewelry depicts a maiden with a young dragon as they view the signs that initiate their quest. The celestial bodies of the sun and moon unite, an ancient tree comes to life as it imparts wisdom to guide them on their journey and the maiden holds a magical sword that will assist them along the way. The roots where they sit entwine around mystical stones of garnet, peridot, iolite, amethyst, and citrine. Dangling from the roots are more beads made of amethyst, citrine, iolite, garnet and peridot. The beautiful hues of these stones have not been adequately captured in these photos.
This artisans necklace features a unique front closure making it easy to fasten and comfortable to wear. The dragon and maiden neck piece is made in an 18 inch length, although I can make almost any length you desire. The scenic focal point of the fantasy necklace has an outer dimension of 3 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/4 inches tall, with the dangling beads adding approximately another inch. While this dragon necklace features stones in shades of purple, blue, green, red and gold, I have another version listed with more muted tones. If there is a specific stone combination you would like please contact me. If you are requesting a custom length or stone combination additional time will be needed to complete your order.
As with all my work this fantasy necklace was created by the lost wax method. I started by creating a detailed pencil drawing to refine my idea and layout the design of the piece of fantasy jewelry. I then begin to sculpt everything in wax, first by addressing the overall composition, then proportion and musculature of the individual characters, lastly overlaying all of it with detailing. This was a very time and labor intensive process; including facial expressions, garment and sword design and applying the scales of the dragons one at a time. When sculpting was complete it was cast using the lost wax method in sterling silver. A patina was applied in two parts to give some areas a darker finish than others, providing for contrast and interest. The stones were set and beads strung on headpins and attached. This was followed by hand polishing and an application of Renaissance Wax to protect the finish and guard against tarnish.
A fairytale piece of jewelry illustrated in sterling silver and punctuated with mystical stones. Take the magic and thrill of adventure with you as this maiden and dragon begin their perilous quest.
If you see something you love and it's outside of your budget contact me; while I don't lower my prices or have sales I can work out a payment plan for you and have done this for many of my customers.
United States Orders -- all orders will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail. Unless you are having your item customized most orders arrive within a week.
International Orders -- most orders are mailed via USPS Frist Class Mail, there may be exceptions for some countries depending on their regulations. On average expect a delivery time of approximately 1-3 weeks, however, there have been times when it's taken as long as 6 weeks for a package to arrive. Any import tariffs or taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser, which vary widely depending on the country.
The import tariffs and taxes are quite high some countries. VAT can be as much as 20% of the purchase price, please note this is NOT included in shipping fees, the cost for shipping is my cost for mailing the package to you. Any other fees that may be incurred are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I want you to be absolutely delighted with whatever piece you order, if you don't like it for any reason please return it to me within 10 days of it's arrival and I will give you a full refund. The exception to this are items that have been customized for you, such as a specific stone that has been set or an unusual size in a ring or neck wire.
I will cancel an order if you do so before I have it mailed and as long as the order has not been customized for you in some way, such as a specific stone set or a ring or neck wire size that is an unusual size.
I am not accepting custom orders at this time.