Few of us can afford the pigeon's blood rubies from Burma, prized for centuries. The rich colour was so desirable that other red gemstones like the spinels were often thought to be rubies. The Black Prince's Ruby is the classic example. Today, few of us would wish to buy the deep red Burmese rubies anyway because doing so would support the cruel military regime there.

But we can get this wonderful colour in glass. Janet chose this gorgeous faceted geometrically shaped glass pendant. This striking focal point needed just a simple touch with tapered cylindrical beads in the same colour alternating with faceted gold glass beads. Black seed beads were added only at the clasp end of the necklace. Janet decided to keep her earrings simple using just the black and gold coloured beads.

Beader Design #: 226