Floral necklace with amethyst and carved carnelian in 18k rose gold.

Rose Palladium Gold Necklace

Autor: Piotr Zieliński

Once, in an old Soviet book, I came across a table showing the composition of 14k rose gold. On this basis, instead of using nickel (which is harmful), I did several trials with palladium (a metal from the platinum family) in the 18k alloy. The effect was surprising because most rose gold still has a strong shade. of yellow However, after selecting the correct ratio of palladium to pure gold, I was able to get a much cooler tone. This alloy is unique - so far I have not come across any jewellery with a similar composition of gold.

Rose gold palladium is unique alloy in 18k proportion.

A bespoke gouashe design of floral necklace.

Now, what about the stones? The amethyst for this project was originally purchased in Thailand and was initially 38 ct. Due to its clumsy finish, it was necessary to recut it, and it lost 5 ct.; but thanks to a Italian gemstone cutter (Paolo Sacchi), it gained a beautiful checkerboard cut. Paolo obtained and polished a set of smaller stones, which in colour, saturation of hue, cut and cleanliness perfectly matched the main amethyst.

Perfect match layout of gemstones ready to be set in the floral pink palladium gold necklace.

The next step was to find a flower-shaped carved carnelian. After many weeks of searching, I was able to obtain the appropriate raw material and a lapidary workshop to adapt its shape to fit the design idea.

Now, having gathered all the elements, I could start assembling the necklaces and setting the stones. This process took several weeks, but the end result exceeded all expectations.

Finished necklace on a model.

Floral pink palladium gold necklace featuring amethyst and carved carnealin layout.