When chevron shaped gemstones came on the market, I really liked their uniqueness. Some might say “Sure, Beth, you are Quarter-blood Native American”. However I believe the shape is appealing to other ethnicities. The shapes were available in so many stones and I couldn’t resist getting one of each. I am glad I did, they aren’t being made anymore. Perhaps they fractured too easily, so now only equilateral triangles are obtainable. Happily, I have a backup supply of them to make unusual jewelry and can make this design in several lengths and color combinations. They come from every continent except Antarctica! Pictured are some of the choices, grouped in possible combinations.
The completed piece pictured among the twisted strands is the one I wore to D.C. for an international conference where a copy of one of my precious metal designs that had won first place in Kay Jewelry’s Valentine Heart Contest was being given to all delegates. One, who rode in the elevator with me, admired “Arrowheads” and asked me to make one for her – my first sale. Later, I wore mine when I visited my mother to give her a necklace of her birthstone (please see Antique Chinese Carved Gemstones #1) but she liked what I was wearing better. So I made her one.