I often design around traditional gemstone cuts.  However, gemstones can be cut in many fascinating, innovative and gorgeous ways and there are masters of gemstone cutting as there are master goldsmiths and designers.  For today’s design, I chose to design around a designer-cut beryl by multiple award-winning gemstone cutter Michael Dyber.

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Colored Pencil and Gouache Beryl, Gold, and Diamond Pendant Rendering by Joana Miranda

I echoed the bubbles in the beryl’s cut with dapped and blackened gold circles together with round brilliant diamonds.  This combination further enhances the effervescent quality of the gemstone’s cut.  To see more of Michael Dyber’s gemstones in finished jewelry pieces, please take a look here.


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