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Brett's Handmade Custom Design Jewelry

This page features 22 custom-made, handcrafted pieces of jewelry designed and created by Brett Kosnar, who does 100% of the work starting with simple pencil sketches all the way through to the finished product.  Please note, due to the nature of these items, many of them are unique, but can be closely replicated if you would like to order something similar, e.g. ring sizing or selecting different gems for a particular piece of jewelry. We are available to listen to your comments or questions or discuss a special order! Please contact Brett directly at: brett@minclassics.com

 

 


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Opal Ring in Sterlium Silver from Mexico [./brettjewel1211/opalring1211a.jpg] Opal Ring in Sterlium Silver from Mexico [./brettjewel1211/opalring1211b.jpg] Opal Ring in Sterlium Silver from Mexico [./brettjewel1211/opalring1211c.jpg] Opal Ring in Sterlium Silver from Mexico [./brettjewel1211/opalring1211d.jpg] Opal Ring in Sterlium Silver from Mexico [./brettjewel1211/opalring1211e.jpg] Opal Ring in Sterlium Silver from Mexico [./brettjewel1211/opalring1211f.jpg]


No. OPALRING1211 - SOLD

Opal Ring in Sterlium Silver

Locality: Mexico

Specimen Size: 5.96 mm (thumbnail)


This stunning Fire Opal from Mexico was faceted by Allyce Kosnar. The most impressive aspect of this stone is the fact that it shows the highly desirable and seldom seen COLOR FLASH or "Contra Luz" effect which is the multicolor "rainbow"-like array, showing blue, green and orange flashes. The opal is bezel set into a gorgeous custom designed Sterlium Silver ring. The bezel setting adds extra protection to the stone while making the ring more durable for everyday wear. Sterlium Plus is a germanium-based sterling silver superior to ordinary sterling silver alloy because it has improved tarnish resistance and maintains a bright white color. Sterlium Silver is fire scale free which provides a high luster finish. This ring has an extremely comfortable feel on the hand. Ring size for this piece is 6.5 Stone Details: 0.60 cts, 5.96 mm, Round cut, Eye Clean



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Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/citarcpen1211a.JPG] Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/citarcpen1211b.jpg] Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/citarcpen1211c.jpg] Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/citarcpen1211d.jpg] Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/citarcpen1211e.jpg] Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/citarcpen1211f.jpg] Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/citarcpen1211g.JPG] Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/citarcpen1211h.jpg]


No. CITARCPEN1211 - $ 680.00

Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver

Locality: Brazil

Specimen Size: 16.2 mm (thumbnail)


A fantastic and very eye-catching architectural pendant that was completely custom made and designed by Brett Kosnar. This large, 43 mm long, piece features a beautiful golden yellow "Brilliant Pentagon" cut stone with eye clean clarity set into a flowing and three dimensional "ribbon and bar" design. The presentation is both sturdy and sinuous creating a wonderful melding of free flowing grace and rigid stability. The piece truly looks like a piece of art, and is amazingly brilliant with a great deal of charm and character. If you've been trying to get that perfect, ONE-OF-A-KIND piece of jewelry for somebody special, look no further. Includes a 24" Sterling Sliver curb chain. Stone Details: 10.92 cts, 16.2 mm, Star cut, Eye Clean

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Topaz Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/topazpen1211a.JPG] Topaz Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/topazpen1211b.JPG] Topaz Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/topazpen1211c.JPG] Topaz Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/topazpen1211d.JPG] Topaz Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/topazpen1211e.JPG] Topaz Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/topazpen1211f.JPG] Topaz Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/topazpen1211g.JPG]


No. TOPAZPEN1211 - $ 250.00

Topaz Pendant in Sterling Silver

Locality: Brazil

Specimen Size: 9.5 x 7.8 mm (thumbnail)


This piece of jewelry is truly unique in both it's design and construction. This custom, "new age"-style pendant features an emerald cut, electric Swiss blue color Topaz creatively set into Sterling Sliver. The Topaz is from Brazil and is INDEED treated to achieve the lively electric blue color, which is completely accepted in the gems and jewelry industry. The pendant measures 24 mm. long and was made by Brett Kosnar. Stone Details: 3.2 cts, 9.5 x 7.8 mm, Emerald cut, Eye Clean



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Amazonite Bracelet in Sterling Silver from Peru [./brettjewel1211/amazonbrac1211a.jpg] Amazonite Bracelet in Sterling Silver from Peru [./brettjewel1211/amazonbrac1211b.jpg] Amazonite Bracelet in Sterling Silver from Peru [./brettjewel1211/amazonbrac1211c.jpg] Amazonite Bracelet in Sterling Silver from Peru [./brettjewel1211/amazonbrac1211d.jpg] Amazonite Bracelet in Sterling Silver from Peru [./brettjewel1211/amazonbrac1211e.jpg] Amazonite Bracelet in Sterling Silver from Peru [./brettjewel1211/amazonbrac1211f.jpg] Amazonite Bracelet in Sterling Silver from Peru [./brettjewel1211/amazonbrac1211g.jpg]


No. AMAZONBRAC1211 - $ 425.00

Amazonite Bracelet in Sterling Silver

Locality: Peru

Specimen Size: 7.5 (small cabinet)


A beautiful and very colorful Sterling Silver bracelet hosting five gorgeous blue-green Amazonite cabochons set into sturdy and stylish bezels. The combination of cool blue and green hues against the bright silver is reminiscent of "Southwestern" -style jewelry. The Amazonite in this bracelet comes from a newer find in Peru and is some of the finest color Amazonite in the world. This bracelet measures 7.5" and was made by Brett. Stone Details: 50.0 tcw, 18 to 12 mm, Cushion Cabochons, Translucent



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Spinel Ring in Sterlium Silver from Burma [./brettjewel1211/spinelring1211a.JPG] Spinel Ring in Sterlium Silver from Burma [./brettjewel1211/spinelring1211b.JPG] Spinel Ring in Sterlium Silver from Burma [./brettjewel1211/spinelring1211c.JPG] Spinel Ring in Sterlium Silver from Burma [./brettjewel1211/spinelring1211d.jpg] Spinel Ring in Sterlium Silver from Burma [./brettjewel1211/spinelring1211e.jpg] Spinel Ring in Sterlium Silver from Burma [./brettjewel1211/spinelring1211f.jpg] Spinel Ring in Sterlium Silver from Burma [./brettjewel1211/spinelring1211g.jpg] Spinel Ring in Sterlium Silver from Burma [./brettjewel1211/spinelring1211h.jpg] Spinel Ring in Sterlium Silver from Burma [./brettjewel1211/spinelring1211i.jpg]


No. SPINELRING1211 - $ 400.00 SOLD

Spinel Ring in Sterlium Silver

Locality: Burma

Specimen Size: 7 x 5 mm (thumbnail)


Spinel is a gem that comes in a great range of colors. Here we have a very attractive bright pink color "oval" cut Spinel gem set into a beautiful pointed, yet flowing Sterlium Silver Ring. Sterlium Plus is a germanium-based sterling silver superior to ordinary sterling silver alloy because it has improved tarnish resistance and maintains a bright white color. Sterlium Silver is fire scale free which provides a high luster finish. The center stone is a lovely color, and has a slight metallic quality, as can be the case for Spinel gems. This ring was designed and created by Brett Kosnar in October of 2011. It is a lovely piece of jewelry with an elegant design that almost resembles the Tower of Barad-Dur from the Lord of Rings with the Spinel representing the Eye of Sauron. One thing is for sure, it's totally one-of-a-kind and would make for a great conversation piece for whomever wears it. The ring size for this piece is 6.0 Stone Details: 1.10 cts, 7 x 5 mm, Oval cut, VVS clarity



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Zircon and Pearl Pendant in Sterling Silver from Cambodia and Japan [./brettjewel1211/zirpearlpen1211a.JPG] Zircon and Pearl Pendant in Sterling Silver from Cambodia and Japan [./brettjewel1211/zirpearlpen1211b.jpg] Zircon and Pearl Pendant in Sterling Silver from Cambodia and Japan [./brettjewel1211/zirpearlpen1211c.jpg] Zircon and Pearl Pendant in Sterling Silver from Cambodia and Japan [./brettjewel1211/zirpearlpen1211d.jpg] Zircon and Pearl Pendant in Sterling Silver from Cambodia and Japan [./brettjewel1211/zirpearlpen1211e.jpg] Zircon and Pearl Pendant in Sterling Silver from Cambodia and Japan [./brettjewel1211/zirpearlpen1211f.JPG]


No. ZIRPEARLPEN1211 - $ 400.00 SOLD

Zircon and Pearl Pendant in Sterling Silver

Locality: Cambodia and Japan

Specimen Size: 5 mm (thumbnail)


A beautiful custom, one-of-a-kind pendant featuring a lovely, rich blue color, "round" cut Zircon. In addition to the Zircon there are two silvery-cream colored and two metallic purplish colored cultured pearls set into a "seashell" like Sterling Silver pendant. The piece was completely hand-made by Brett Kosnar, and truly stands out as one of the most eye-catching pieces of his jewelry that we've offered to date. This pendant was inspired by the ocean. The setting for the Zircon and the pearls resembles a Nautilus pompilius, also known simply as the nautilus, which is the largest and most common of about six species known to exist. It has remained unchanged for over 400 million years. During prehistoric times, there were about 10,000 different species of nautilus, but only a small handful are known to survive today. The Zircon gem is from Cambodia and the 4 cultured pearls are from Japan. This pendant meassures 40.25 mm. in length. Stone Details: 1.10 cts, 5 mm, Round cut, Eye Clean



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Tanzanite Ring in Sterlium Silver from Tanzania [./brettjewel1211/tanzring1211a.JPG] Tanzanite Ring in Sterlium Silver from Tanzania [./brettjewel1211/tanzring1211b.jpg] Tanzanite Ring in Sterlium Silver from Tanzania [./brettjewel1211/tanzring1211c.jpg] Tanzanite Ring in Sterlium Silver from Tanzania [./brettjewel1211/tanzring1211d.jpg] Tanzanite Ring in Sterlium Silver from Tanzania [./brettjewel1211/tanzring1211e.jpg]


No. TANZRING1211 - $ 285.00 SOLD

Tanzanite Ring in Sterlium Silver

Locality: Tanzania

Specimen Size: 6.2 mm (thumbnail)


This ring features a fine quality, "round cabochon" cut Tanzanite stone with a beautiful light blue/purple color, almost the exact color of the Colorado state flower the Columbine. The stone is set in a completely custom, one-of-a-kind Sterlium Silver band that I truly love, the design is so simple and comfortable yet at the same time classy and elegant making it enjoyable to wear. Sterlium Plus is a germanium-based sterling silver superior to ordinary sterling silver alloy because it has improved tarnish resistance and maintains a bright white color. Sterlium Silver is fire scale free which provides a high luster finish. This is a beautiful piece of fine quality Tanzanite jewelry that anyone is sure to love.  Tanzanite is one of the Birthstones for December. The ring size for this piece is 7.75 Stone Details: 0.75 cts, 6.20 mm, Round Cabochon, VS clarity



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Sunstone and Diamond Pendant in 14 kt Yellow/White Gold from Oregon [./brettjewel1211/sunaupen1211a.jpg] Sunstone and Diamond Pendant in 14 kt Yellow/White Gold from Oregon [./brettjewel1211/sunaupen1211b.jpg] Sunstone and Diamond Pendant in 14 kt Yellow/White Gold from Oregon [./brettjewel1211/sunaupen1211c.jpg] Sunstone and Diamond Pendant in 14 kt Yellow/White Gold from Oregon [./brettjewel1211/sunaupen1211d.jpg] Sunstone and Diamond Pendant in 14 kt Yellow/White Gold from Oregon [./brettjewel1211/sunaupen1211e.jpg]


No. SUNAUPEN1211 - $ 965.00 SOLD

Sunstone and Diamond Pendant in 14 kt Yellow/White Gold

Locality: Oregon

Specimen Size: 12 x 8 mm (thumbnail)


One of the most exceptional things I have seen from the United States is Sunstone from Oregon. The fact that this is transparent, NATURALLY colored Feldspar is remarkable considering that well over 99% of all other Feldspar on the planet (millions of tons) is completely opaque, and not even worth considering for cutting, let alone fine jewelry. This material comes in a myriad of colors ranging from yellow, orange, red, green and even blue in rare cases. Aside from the extremely rare blue variety, the most difficult to find color of this material, in good size stones is red. The stone in this beautiful 14kt White and Yellow Gold pendant has a fiery peach-orange hue and really sparkles in the light. It is a superb quality, hard to find, custom "Modified Diamond" cut gem. The Sunstone was faceted by Brett Kosnar in October of 2011, and was later paired with the accenting "Round" cut white Diamond in this eye-catching and gracefully designed pendant. Typically, many of the Sunstones from Oregon have what is called "shiller" which is a shimmer in the stone caused by micro Copper inclusions. This stone has a slight amount of shiller and is really attractive in person - especially in sunlight. This piece was completed by Brett Kosnar in October of 2011. Presently, Oregon Sunstone is becoming very difficult to find in good sized colorful stones, so don't miss out on this elegant piece of jewelry. Sunstone Details: 2.14 cts, 12 x 8 mm, Kite cut, Eye Clean. Diamond Details: .10 cts, G-H, VS, Round Brilliant.



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Smoky Quartz Spider Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/spiderpen1211a.jpg] Smoky Quartz Spider Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/spiderpen1211b.jpg] Smoky Quartz Spider Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/spiderpen1211c.jpg] Smoky Quartz Spider Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/spiderpen1211d.jpg]


No. SPIDERPEN1211 - $ 350.00

Smoky Quartz Spider Pendant in Sterling Silver

Locality: Brazil

Specimen Size: 22 mm (thumbnail)


This is a unique pendant, and a great collaborative piece from the husband and wife team of Brett and Allyce Kosnar. This stone is a one-of-a-kind, superb, "Spider" cut Smoky Quartz gem that was faceted by Allyce Kosnar in July of 2011. The stone actually has the "Spider" design on the pavilion facets, and an extra wide table so the image comes through the bottom without any special backlighting. Brett Kosnar designed the pendant, did all of the metal work by hand, and mounted the Smoky Quartz stone. It wasn't the easiest piece to photograph, but certainly special, and completely different from anything you'll see out there. This is a truly beautiful piece of jewelry, and the fact that Brett and Allyce partnered up to make this piece come together is icing on the cake. The back of the pendant is actually signed by Brett Kosnar as well. Stone Details: 15.0 cts, 22 mm, Spider Round cut, VVS clarity



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Rhodolite Garnet and Topaz Ring in Sterling Silver from Tanzania and Brazil [./brettjewel1211/gartopring1211a.JPG] Rhodolite Garnet and Topaz Ring in Sterling Silver from Tanzania and Brazil [./brettjewel1211/gartopring1211b.JPG] Rhodolite Garnet and Topaz Ring in Sterling Silver from Tanzania and Brazil [./brettjewel1211/gartopring1211c.JPG] Rhodolite Garnet and Topaz Ring in Sterling Silver from Tanzania and Brazil [./brettjewel1211/gartopring1211d.JPG] Rhodolite Garnet and Topaz Ring in Sterling Silver from Tanzania and Brazil [./brettjewel1211/gartopring1211e.JPG] Rhodolite Garnet and Topaz Ring in Sterling Silver from Tanzania and Brazil [./brettjewel1211/gartopring1211f.JPG]


No. GARTOPRING1211 - $ 125.00 SOLD

Rhodolite Garnet and Topaz Ring in Sterling Silver

Locality: Tanzania and Brazil

Specimen Size: 5 mm (thumbnail)


This Sterling Sliver ring is home to two beautiful gems, a rich, "cherry" red Rhodolite Garnet from Tanzania and a lively electric blue Topaz from Brazil. Ultimately the idea for this ring was our "flying colors" red, white and blue. This ring is simple, stunning and a great way to show off ones patriotism. This piece was completely designed and crafted by Brett Kosnar. The ring size for this piece is 7.0 Stone Details: 2.0 tcw, 5 mm, Round cut, VVS clarity



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Topaz and Sapphire Earrings in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/topazear1211a.jpg] Topaz and Sapphire Earrings in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/topazear1211b.jpg] Topaz and Sapphire Earrings in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/topazear1211c.jpg] Topaz and Sapphire Earrings in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/topazear1211d.jpg]


No. TOPAZEAR1211 - $ 600.00

Topaz and Sapphire Earrings in Sterling Silver

Locality: Brazil

Specimen Size: 11 mm (thumbnail)


Here we have a very attractive pair of "Modified Checkerboard Oval " cut blue Topaz gems with a trio of white "Round" cut Sapphires set into Sterling Silver earrings. The cut on the Topaz gems is completely unique, and is really what makes the earrings so special. The Topazes are from Brazil and they ARE indeed treated to obtain there lovely "peacock" blue/green color. I've honestly never seen anything quite like these gems before, and the earrings will certainly draw some attention to the person wearing them, perfect for those Holiday parties coming up. These earrings are simply dazzling! Designed and built by Brett Kosnar in September of 2011. Stone Details: 11.0 tcw, 11 mm, Checker Board Oval cut, Eye Clean



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Tourmaline and Sapphire Ring in Sterling Silver from Nigeria [./brettjewel1211/toursappring1211a.jpg] Tourmaline and Sapphire Ring in Sterling Silver from Nigeria [./brettjewel1211/toursappring1211b.jpg] Tourmaline and Sapphire Ring in Sterling Silver from Nigeria [./brettjewel1211/toursappring1211c.jpg] Tourmaline and Sapphire Ring in Sterling Silver from Nigeria [./brettjewel1211/toursappring1211d.jpg]


No. TOURSAPPRING1211 - $ 600.00

Tourmaline and Sapphire Ring in Sterling Silver

Locality: Nigeria

Specimen Size: 9.7 x 7.6 mm (thumbnail)


A beautiful ring designed and built by Brett Kosnar. The shape of the ring is essentially a reverse (upside down) horseshoe or Omega featuring a very hard to find peach-orange color Tourmaline and four colorless, round cut accenting Sapphire gems which are set along the actual sides of the band and face outward as opposed to the Tourmaline. Both the Tourmalines and the Sapphires are essentially eye clean in clarity. Tourmalines are becoming more popular in jewelry and more commonly Tourmalines of the pink and green shades, and RARELY the colors such as purple and orange. The color in the Tourmaline is difficult to accurately reproduce in photos. A really special, ONE-OF-A-KIND piece of jewelry that was completely hand-crafted by Brett Kosnar earlier this year. The ring size for this piece is 7.0 Tourmaline. Details: 2.50 cts, 9.7 x 7.6 mm, Oval cut, Eye Clean Sapphire Details: 0.40 tcw, 2.5 mm, Eye Clean, Round Brilliant cut



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Tourmaline Ring in Sterlium Silver from Afghanistan [./brettjewel1211/tourmring1211a.jpg] Tourmaline Ring in Sterlium Silver from Afghanistan [./brettjewel1211/tourmring1211b.jpg] Tourmaline Ring in Sterlium Silver from Afghanistan [./brettjewel1211/tourmring1211c.jpg] Tourmaline Ring in Sterlium Silver from Afghanistan [./brettjewel1211/tourmring1211d.jpg] Tourmaline Ring in Sterlium Silver from Afghanistan [./brettjewel1211/tourmring1211e.jpg]


No. TOURMRING1211 - $ 415.00

Tourmaline Ring in Sterlium Silver

Locality: Afghanistan

Specimen Size: 9.3 mm (thumbnail)


A really cool Tourmaline ring in unique Sterlium Silver that was completely designed and hand-built by Brett Kosnar in October of 2011. Sterlium Plus is a germanium-based sterling silver superior to ordinary sterling silver alloy because it has improved tarnish resistance and maintains a bright white color. Sterlium Silver is fire scale free which provides a high luster finish. This ring features a great sturdy, broad, ribbon-shaped band with a gorgeous, flashy, bezel-set orange-pink Tourmaline gem in the center. The stone is essentially eye-clean with a step round cut. Tourmaline prices are on the rise and this is a wonderful chance to obtain a stunning, unique and custom Tourmaline ring. The ring size for this piece is 8.0 Stone Details: 4.47 cts, 9.3 mm, Round cut, Eye Clean



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Aquamarine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/aquapen1211a.jpg] Aquamarine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/aquapen1211b.jpg] Aquamarine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/aquapen1211c.jpg] Aquamarine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/aquapen1211d.jpg]


No. AQUAPEN1211 - $ 250.00

Aquamarine Pendant in Sterling Silver

Locality: Brazil

Specimen Size: 9.9 x 8.0 mm (thumbnail)


The gem in this Sterling Sliver pendant features a beautiful natural "baby" blue, eye clean, "oval" cut Aquamarine from Mozambique. Beryl is known in a myriad of colors, but one of the most popular shades is blue. Beryl is a very durable and sought after. This piece was designed and built completely by Brett Kosnar, and is not your typical piece of commercial jewelry. The "body" of the pendant was hammered by hand creating a textured effect, and the setting for the Aqua gem was cleverly designed. The whole piece has an immense amount of charm and character and is a completely unique design. This piece would certainly make a very attractive gift for somebody with a March birthday as Aquamarine is the birthstone for that month. Included with this pendant is a 20" Sterling Sliver rope chain. Stone Details: 2.46 cts, 9.9 x 8.0 mm, Oval cut, Eye Clean



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Coral Pendant in Sterling Silver from Japan [./brettjewel1211/coralpen1211a.JPG] Coral Pendant in Sterling Silver from Japan [./brettjewel1211/coralpen1211b.JPG] Coral Pendant in Sterling Silver from Japan [./brettjewel1211/coralpen1211c.JPG]


No. CORALPEN1211 - $ 80.00 SOLD

Coral Pendant in Sterling Silver

Locality: Japan

Specimen Size: 30.0 x 20.0 mm (thumbnail)


Coral, unlike most other gemstones is actually the skeletal remains of marine polyps. The polyps excrete a carbonic substance from which the coral grows like trees and branches. This happens in the warm waters of the ocean at depths of around 10 to 500 feet where various coral species survive. Coral, therefore, like a pearl, can be categorized as an organic gem material. There are many types and colors of Coral, but the most sought after color is an "ox-blood" red color. This particular piece has a unique "tiger stripe" pattern and is set into a beautifully detailed pendant. This piece was custom designed and built by Brett Kosnar. Stone Details: 12.0 cts, 20.0 x 30.0 mm, Pear Cabochon



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Dendritic Quartz Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/dendriticpen1211a.jpg] Dendritic Quartz Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/dendriticpen1211b.jpg] Dendritic Quartz Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/dendriticpen1211c.jpg]


No. DENDRITICPEN1211 - $ 295.00

Dendritic Quartz Pendant in Sterling Silver

Locality: Brazil

Specimen Size: 25 mm (thumbnail)


Quartz is easily the most "inclusion friendly" gem out there. The stone in this pendant is what is known as Dendritic Quartz with inclusions of Manganese oxide or Iron oxide. The word Dendritic comes from the Greek word "dendros" meaning tree, as the inclusions in Dendritic Quartz typically resemble plant life. This stone has some of the beautiful typical inclusions showing the arborescent, "plant-like" appearance that you would expect from a good Dendritic Quartz. Included Quartzes are some of my favorite gems as no two are alike, each one is different and unique in its own way. The stone was difficult to photograph, but it really is beautiful up close. It has a simple "square cushion" cut, and is set into a sturdy and eye-catching Sterling Silver pendant. The photos can not really capture the true magnificence of the craftsmanship. This piece was custom built and designed by Brett Kosnar. Stone Details: 59.92 cts, 25 mm, Cushion cut



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Mali Garnet Earrings in Sterling Silver from Mali [./brettjewel1211/garnetear1211a.JPG] Mali Garnet Earrings in Sterling Silver from Mali [./brettjewel1211/garnetear1211b.JPG]


No. GARNETEAR1211 - $ 50.00 SOLD

Mali Garnet Earrings in Sterling Silver

Locality: Mali

Specimen Size: 4 mm (thumbnail)


These two Mali Garnet gems are paired together in a set of cute earrings with accenting bows which are simple yet dazzling. These earrings would make for a wonderful gift for anyone with a January birthday as Garnet is its birthstone. Stone Details: 1.5 tcw, 4 mm, Princess cut, VVS clarity



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Madeira Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/citrinepen1211a.JPG] Madeira Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver from Brazil [./brettjewel1211/citrinepen1211b.JPG]


No. CITRINEPEN1211 - $ 250.00 SOLD

Madeira Citrine Pendant in Sterling Silver

Locality: Brazil

Specimen Size: 18 mm (thumbnail)


This large 22ct. "Madeira" Citrine set into Sterling Silver makes this piece spectacular! We like choosing simple settings with stones like this one to really show off the facets and the stone itself. The Citrine is heated to obtain the deep fiery orange color which is perfectly acceptable in the jewelry and gem industry. This custom built and designed pendant by Brett Kosnar is sure to catch eyes by whomever wears it. Stone Details: 22.0 cts, 18 mm, Square Cushion cut, VVS Clarity



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Rhodolite Garnet Pendant in Sterling Silver from Mozambique [./brettjewel1211/garnetpen1211a.jpg] Rhodolite Garnet Pendant in Sterling Silver from Mozambique [./brettjewel1211/garnetpen1211b.jpg] Rhodolite Garnet Pendant in Sterling Silver from Mozambique [./brettjewel1211/garnetpen1211c.jpg]


No. GARNETPEN1211 - $ 150.00 SOLD

Rhodolite Garnet Pendant in Sterling Silver

Locality: Mozambique

Specimen Size: 9 x 7 mm (thumbnail)


A beautiful, deep red Rhodolite from Mozambique along with custom design work by Brett truly makes this piece a one-of-a-kind keepsake. This "sail" inspired Sterling Sliver pendant measures 35.8 x 19.6 mm. Custom designed and built by Brett Kosnar. Stone Details: 2.82 cts, 9 x 7 mm, Oval cut, VVS clarity



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No. SSRING1211 - $ 100.00 SOLD

Textured Sterling Silver Ring

Locality:

Specimen Size: 8.75 (small cabinet)


This Sterling Sliver ring is so fun and playful to wear. I love larger rings like this and typically wear them as "thumb rings". Brett "marks" the ring, thus creating a textured pattern or "animal print" pattern and then oxidizes the ring to create the final effect. Ring Size is 8.75.



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No. SKULLRING1211 - $ 200.00

Sterling Silver Skull Ring

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Specimen Size: 14 (cabinet)


Here we have a very cool and unique ring that was designed by Brett, carved by hand out of wax, and cast into solid Sterling Silver. This skull ring is one of Brett's originals, the first of many to come. This is a crude representation of a skull modeled after Aztec stone carvings. This Sterling Sliver ring is fairly large and heavy, making it more of a novelty for those who collect skulls or skull related items.  The ring size is a 14.



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