Ethiopian Opal Purple Diamond Necklace
Ethiopian Opal Purple Diamond Necklace handmade by Santa Fe artist Miles Standish. This elegant timeless classic is a perfect gift for yourself or a jewelry lover in your life. The necklace features a piece of Ethiopian opal set in 22 karat yellow gold with a purple diamond accent. The pendant measures 1 inch long by 3/4 of an inch wide at its widest. The pendant is on a 14 karat gold chain.
Santa Fe Artist: Miles Standish
As a jewelry artist and craftsman, Miles Standish says he finds meaning in formulating shape out of something shapeless and bringing together different elements to create a relationship of balance and wholeness. A long-time resident of Santa Fe and a National Forrest Service employee, Standish draws his inspirations from observing the natural world: the shapes of clouds, the curve of a leaf, the spread of a bird’s wing, the texture and pattern of a sea shell. Growing up, Standish was encouraged in every artistic endeavor but didn’t begin silver-smithing until the age 20.
“I sometimes feel as though the silver chose me; I did not choose it,” says Standish.
Presently working in gold, silver and a variety of precious and semi-precious stones, Standish is known for his original and innovative designs, artistic expression and outstanding craftsmanship.