I picked this sumptuous dark beauty from the collections of Bijoux d'Odalisque. Holly is perhaps best known for her use of pastels on ultra luxurious jewels. Her gift for combining colors stems in part from her background as a classical painter.
Yet I found myself drawn to this exquisite necklace which is designed around handwoven ropes of tiny mystic black spinel rondelles and adorned with a very large "flame ball" Tahitian colored black pearl - notice the beautiful details of the pin wrapping around the pearl like delicate tendrils!
The dark palette enhanced with gold, the tiny rondelles which sparkle like diamonds and the rare focal all conjure up to make Madame X a grand statement piece for Winter!
By the way, don't you love the name?;D