Sadly, the price was still a bit out of the budget. When we discussed the price breakdown we realized that the bulk of the cost of these earrings were in the stones. Although Chatham Emeralds are less expensive than natural stones, they are still real emeralds and have a price tag that reflects that. That was when we decided to change course and go with a pendant instead of earrings. That way we only needed to purchase one emerald instead of two.
The final design featured a large, statement-making, Argentium Sterling Silver hollow form accented by a modest, 4mm Chatham Emerald. With an approved design, it was now time to begin fabrication.