Guardian – Pendant
Snake Head Serpent Collection
Artisan Handcrafted Snake Head Serpent Pendant with Bloodstone Jasper
**This listing is for one pendant only. Please see my other listings for other available pieces.**
Snakes and serpents are one of the oldest, most complex symbols used in folklore, architecture and art worldwide, dating back to ancient times. They provoke fear as well as respect. In summary, they represent change, transformation, rebirth, life and death, immortality, fertility, sexual energy/ phallus, passion, healing, cleansing, eternal love, cosmos/ universal connection. For me they also represent mystery, intrigue and protection.
There is a whole lot of time, patience, skill and love that went into crafting the pieces that makeup my snake head ‘Guardian’ collection. Each piece is shaped, sawed, soldered, filed and polished, starting with raw materials. The eye catching stone featured in this pendant is Bloodstone, sourced from India. As a lapidary artisan, I cabbed this thick hand cut cabochon stone with a deep beveled faceted cut which lends more structure and poise. It took a high polish shine which balances very well with the timeless, unique, rustic styled metalwork.
The pendant is constructed from solid sterling silver and copper. The cabochon has been set with copper bezel which looks really beautiful paired with the stone’s deep green color with flecks of dark red. The backplate is sterling silver. A small Southwestern symbol adorns the backside. The overall design of this pendant has a lot of movement as the snake head dangles freely towards the bottom. The metalwork has been given a soft brushed satin finish with a black oxidized patina. I have used a professional grade wax sealer to help prevent air oxidation (tarnishing.) Although it is long lasting, it is not permanent. This pendant is very comfortable to wear all day long, as well as easy to dress up or down.
A few of the listing photos shows the pendant paired with complimenting earrings, and necklace pendants which are NOT included in this listing. The earrings are to give an idea as to how the pendant would look paired with such. This listing is for one pendant. The other pieces are listed separately. The rock slabs that are seen in one of the listing photos is the type of Bloodstone Jasper rock material from which this cabochon stone was hand cut from.
My photography was taken both indoors and outdoors in the natural, indirect light. Colors do vary according to lighting, and in addition they will appear slightly different on monitors and devices depending on personal settings. The listing photos don’t do justice for this pendant.
Measurements are approximate.
Overall Length 2.84″
Triple Jump Ring Bail Opening: 0.27″
**Necklace NOT included**
Artisan Hallmark Stamped
Stamped Sterling; Copper
“Guardian – Pendant” Will arrive in a gift box and packaged with class and care!