An innovative collection of eclectic, hand-crafted jewelry that is meant to last a lifetime, not just a season. Mettle by Abby transcends trends and is designed and created by Abigail Fincannon, based in Marietta, Georgia.
Moss agate is one of my favorite gemstones. This one stands out because it only has a pinch and a sprinkle of "moss" amidst the wonderfully captivating white crystal druzy that has been polished into a comfortable and elegant pear shaped cabochon. Most pears are set with the point at north, giving it a tear drop look, but I thought this stone wanted a little edge, so I tipped the scales a little and set it pointing down, completely altering the mood.
To further drive the point home, I added a few thick links of chain to the bail so it can swing like a little pendulum. The diamond cut cable chain cuts the light and throws it back in a dazzling glint that seems to sharpen this necklace's edge.
Wear this necklace and remember that it only takes a little change in direction to truly have a profound effect.
This mint onyx seems to glow! If you're looking for an everyday necklace that radiates, you've found it.
The hammered halo around the stone supplies you with a unique sparkle that shines like diamonds and will stay radiant. Light chases around the stone and adds just enough punch, but doesn't steal the show from this glowing onyx beauty. As an added bonus, you can wear this necklace two ways! There is no back or front! One side has a more traditional looking cut with table and all, but then the other side is softly rounded with many facets!
This isn't a perfect and uncirculated dime, it has character and a beautiful patina to show for its years!
You may have seen some cool coin bezels before, but not like this hand fabricated one! The coin is set in a mounting that compliments its character, doesn't overpower it, and adds a charming glint and play of light.
I often antique silver when I use it in a piece with yellow gold. I love the contrast and I see how much more impactful the metals are when their natural qualities are given room to dance. Happily, this appealing little dime came readily with its own lovely and perfect antiquing! The coin and its mounting are holding hands in a harmonious little dance that you can wear around your neck and strike up fun conversations!
Although often called a Mercury dime, there is no mercury in the metal. In fact, this coin is 90% silver! Sterling silver is a metal alloy that is 92.5% pure silver, but many US silver coins are 90% silver.
Light, bubbly, elegant and sparkly. You don't even have to be a "pink girl" to love how this necklace makes you feel.
The really distinct thing about this gemstone is the layers of strawberry inclusions. There is somehow so much depth in this 4mm thick stone and the best part - it's all natural! I adore the layers of pretty, soft pinks, so I wanted to play it up in the character of how I set it.
To make it even lighter and airy, I stationed delicate, but strong, hammered circles as part of the chain. This breaks up the otherwise straight and predictable line of the chain and keeps the piece spirited and whimsical. The ideas are simple, but natural and fit with the stone.
Wear this necklace as a reminder of your inner beauty, complexity and strength. The light will glint and run circles around your neck when you wear it and the depth of the stone will draw you in and remind you of the beautiful complexity that is already inside you, bubbling out. There is not another one like it.