In addition to the Arpaia Fine Jewelry Collections in silver and vermeil, Arpaia's Empress Couture creations are luxe custom designs in high karat gold and fine gemstones. Pictures of several commissioned pieces are shown below. Arpaia works closely with her clients from design conception through completion to create coveted works. If you are interested in an Empress design consultation, please visit the Contact page to send email or call 203-772-4643. Click link for Custom Design Process.
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22 KT Gold Sweet Summer Blush Necklace
Sweet Summer Blush Necklace
17-1/2" length necklace with 22 karat yellow gold handcrafted clasp and adornments, natural color soft peach with rose overtone cultured nugget pearls, and Swarovski crystal.
See closeup and matching earrings below.
Closeup Sweet Summer Blush Necklace
22 KT Gold Sweet Summer Blush Earrings
Sweet Summer Blush Earrings
2-1/4" drop dangle earrings in handcrafted 22 karat yellow gold, Swarovski crystal, and natural color soft peach with rose overtone cultured nugget pearls.
22 KT Gold Pink Dream Necklace
(closeup image to show detail; see full length image below)
42" Length Single Strand Necklace with handcrafted 22 karat yellow gold swirl-patterned bayonet clasp (shown below), 22 karat yellow gold handcrafted fancy filigree round beads and adornments, natural pink color rounded freshwater pearls, natural peach color egg-shaped freshwater pearls, natural pink-lavender seed pearls, and white & pink topaz hand-faceted rondelle-shaped gemstone beads.
(full length view; necklace shown smaller than actual size)
Pink Dream - Closeup 22 KT Gold Handmade
Swirl-Patterned Bayonet Clasp (shown open)
22 KT Gold Lapis Riches Necklace
Lapis Riches Necklace
19" length triple strand necklace with select natural lapis lazuli 3mm polished round beads and handcrafted 22 karat gold granulated toggle clasp (same as shown below in matching bracelet), granulated round beads, and tiny faceted nugget beads.
See matching bracelet and earrings below.
22 KT Gold Lapis Riches Bracelet
Lapis Riches Bracelet
8" length bracelet with select natural lapis lazuli 6mm round polished beads and handcrafted 22 karat yellow gold granulated clasp, granulated round beads, and tiny faceted round beads.
22 KT Gold Ball Daisy Dangle Earrings
Daisy Gold Ball Dangle Earrings
1-1/2" length earrings with handcrafted 22 karat yellow gold granulated half-ball posts, granulated round beads, and smooth rondelle beads.
22 KT Gold Ribbons Necklace
18" length necklace with handmade 22 karat gold kite-shaped beads and J-hook clasp (not shown), and hand-faceted gemstone beads including yellow sapphire, chrysoberyl, tanzanite, rhodolite garnet and apatite.
22 KT Gold Verdi Glitter Green Diamond Necklace
18" length five-strand necklace with approximately 68 carats (total weight) hand-faceted and polished natural green center-drilled diamonds and handmade 22 karat yellow gold tiny faceted nugget beads and swirl clasp (shown below).
Closeup of Faceted Natural Green Diamonds
on Verdi Glitter Necklace
Closeup of 22 KT Gold Handmade Swirl Clasp
on Verdi Glitter Necklace
Ruby Float Necklace with 22 KT Gold
and Japanese Akoya Pearls
19" length double-strand necklace with approximately 65 carats (total weight) polished ruby graduated rondelle-shaped beads, gemmy Japanese Akoya near round cultured saltwater pearls with white bodycolor and rose overtone, handmade 22 karat yellow gold security clasp (shown below), and handmade 22 karat yellow gold fancy wire beads and accents.
Closeup of 22 KT Gold Clasp on Ruby Float Necklace
22 KT Gold Necklace with Natural Australian Opals
Approx. 25" length necklace with approximately 17.50 carats (total weight) exceptional collection grade center-drilled 3.5 mm round polished Natural Precious Opals from Coober Pedy, Australia, with handmade 22 karat yellow gold beads and clasp. Opals are transparent with lively play of fiery reds, oranges, greens and blues.
Closeup 22 KT Gold Handmade Clasp on Opal Necklace
Full Image of Opal Necklace
Closeup of Opal and Gold Beads
The hot pink background shows off these fiery opals.
17" Necklace with natural pink color 7.5 - 8.5 mm near round cultured freshwater pearls
and handcrafted 22 karat yellow gold clasp, beads and accents.
Minty Jade Julep
Minty Jade Julep
23" length necklace with 9mm polished round Jadeite beads and hand-crafted 22 kt gold clasp and accents.
Closeup Minty Jade Julep
Hammered 22 KT Gold Necklace
Handcrafted Hammered 22 KT Gold Necklace
20" length strand necklace with Handmade 22 Karat Gold and Multi-color Faceted Polished Tourmaline.
17-1/2" length strand Necklace: Handcrafted 22 Karat Gold Clasp and Beads; Hand-Faceted Polished Tanzanite.
Closeup Handcrafted 22 KT Gold Swirl Bayonet Clasp
and Handcrafted 22 KT Matte Gold Fluted Beads
Closeup Hand- Faceted Tanzanite Beads
"Lovely" - Akoya Pearl Necklace
Akoya Pearl Necklace
18-1/2" length; Exceptional AAA+ Collection Quality 6.5 to 7mm Round Japanese Saltwater Akoya Cultured Pearls;
white bodycolor with rose overtones; expertly double knotted silk strung.
Closeups of Akoya pearls and 18 kt gold filigree diamond clasp below.
Gold Filigree Diamond Clasp
9mm Ball Clasp: 18 Karat Yellow Gold Filigree with 12.6 Points of White Diamonds set in Rhodium
Closeup 6.5 to 7mm Round Japanese Akoya Pearls
Alternate views of Akoya Pearl Necklace Below
Akoya Pearl Necklace against lavender background
Closeup Akoya Pearls
Closeup 18 kt Gold Filigree Clasp with White Diamonds
Dangle Earrings in Handcrafted 22kt Gold with Matched Pair Natural Black Spinel Faceted Briolettes
37.37 carats total gemstone weight; closeup of spinel gemstones below
Closeup Matched Pair Natural Black Spinel Faceted Briolettes