Judy Geib 22k & colombian emerald riviere necklace, 22ct



Judy Geib 22k & Colombian emerald Riviére necklace. The necklace consists of 19 oval & emerald-cut Colombian emeralds (22ct) bezel set in 18k yellow gold & 13 three-dimensional 22k yellow gold & 18k yellow gold boxes. The largest of the emeralds measures approximately 5/16" x 5/16" & the necklace measures 16" in length.

- Colombian emerald, 22ct
- 18k yellow gold
- 22k yellow gold
- 16" total length

I moved to New York for art, and, after twenty years of drawing and making objects while earning a living doing graphic design, I unexpectedly found myself making jewelry.

I taught myself with a plumber's torch and a high school instruction book—little by little and project by project I concocted my own way of doing things. What I like most is the excitement of trying an idea, not knowing what it will become, and then, when it is finished, experimenting all over again. 
Hand making is important to me because it is a slow process that lets ideas gradually come into focus and be tumbled around and played with. Ideas often come from the most unexpected places, like the logo of a container truck rolling by, but especially they come from just sitting down at my table and trying things out.

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