Tagged cabochons

A Design a Day – Day 87

Yesterday I posted a sketch, CAD rendering, and a detailed pencil drawing for the jeweled box I designed for my parents.  Here is the finished painted version of the closed jeweled box:

Watercolor and Gouache Jeweled Box Rendering by Joana Miranda

I chose to render this jeweled box showing yellow flowers with blue ribbons in enamel on a white enameled background, along with yellow gold trim, small melee diamonds, a blue cabochon sapphire, and a carved amethyst bead on the top of the box.  These rich colors are common in the tile work found in Portugal, as well as in the lovely porcelain Vista Alegra ceramics.  Tomorrow I’ll post a picture of the box open to reveal the surprise inside!

A Design a Day – Day 78

Watercolor and Gouache Cabochon Ruby, Diamond and Carved Jade "Holly" Earring Rendering by Joana Miranda

Yesterday I posted a holly-inspired cabochon ruby and diamond brooch.  I did the earrings above as a second variation on the holly theme.  Below is the finished rendering showing both pieces:And, in keeping with the spirit of the season, tomorrow I’ll be posting an angel-inspired design.  Stay tuned!