It started with E, who wanted me to do a pair of earrings with jade for her grandmother with rubies and pearls. I actually laid off this customization for quite awhile as I had difficulty thinking of a way to put these together such that the gemstones and jade would sit well.
Because I don't use wire to hold the jade still and facing front, I had to figure out a way, and finally after hours of trying, I managed to!
Made with Type/Grade A jade, which is natural and untreated, beautiful blood-red rubies, freshwater pearls all wired on 14k gold filled. With gold plated flower studs with 925 sterling silver hooks.
After posting these online, C. came to me and asked me for a pair. What I usually do for customizations is allow my clients to choose the jade they like. Same goes for baroque pearls, because no two pairs are really alike. C. went for a gorgeous pair of apple- green donuts.
Here's a pair that has become an Eli. J signature!