Aventurine is a quartzite gemstone composed of interlocking grains of quartz and small mica crystals.
This mica looks like tiny silver specs in the gem which is really going to pop once I cast this orchid in Sterling Silver.
I haven't decided on how I'm going to make the bail...I've started with a small stem with some neat texture in it.
I also found the matching 28mm x 13mm twisted nuggets and I added 5mm Sterling Silver beads between each nugget...
...I think it's going to be an awesome necklace when finished.
UPDATE: Just cast but not soldered yet. More photos to come once completed.
As soon as I have this cast and soldered, I'll post the finished piece.