Trillion Heart Pendant

This heart was made as a commission for an exchange: I was handed a "trillion" stone, which is a faceted point-back rutilated quartz and asked to set it in a heart pendant. Faceted stones always pose a challenge: if not set in a deep enough setting, they can poke the wearer and become uncomfortable. The last pictures shows the back and how the setting was worked in double layers to make it high enough and resolve the issue. The heart is approximately 1.5 inches high, not including the bail.

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