Michigan Banded Red Jasper
WOW! If you love big, bold jewelry combined with extremely rare stones, then check out this spectacular hand crafted red jasper with hematite pendant and earrings set! This gorgeous rock is extremely scarce, and this particular material is some of the most impressive of its kind that comes out of Michigan State! The warm red and metallic dark brown earthy colors in this stone are so impressive and 100% completely natural without any dyes! The bands of red jasper lend a strong abstract modern artsy element.
I am also a lapidary artist and hand-cut the substantial, beveled cabochons myself from rough. I gave the cabochon stones in both the pendant and earrings an attractive beveled cut, with a think bezel. The stone has a really fabulous natural texture that I tried hard to intentionally preserve some of. I am a serious rock lover and I place that passion into my creations, along with a lot of time, thought, love and pride! Since I was born and still reside in the great southwest, living and breathing it, it is deep within my DNA. The set has been styled in a sleek, Southwest/ Contemporary Western design. For this sleek set, I utilized fine sawtooth silver bezel and solid .925 sterling silver, since it best compliments the colors of this stunning stone. I gave the metal a bright, shiny finish. This huge, showy set is sure to gain compliments!
The set is not for the faint of heart, as I use the descriptive words, showy, chunky, large and bold! Both the pendant and earrings have a substantial feel. No one will have to squint to see what bling you are wearing! The large tubular style bail is a generous size allowing for a wide omega, multi strand, bead or braided leather necklace. Very easy to dress up or down. One of the listing photos shows it paired with a 0.24″ wide sterling silver omega necklace just to give a good visual reference as to how the pendant hangs and what it would look like paired with something similar. The pendant does not include a chain or necklace. This is a great set to wear out to an event, party, etc.!
You will not be disappointed in this true one of a kind, very unique set! The photos do not do justice for this set. All of my photography is taken in my preference of the warmer late afternoon natural lighting. Colors may vary slightly on monitors and devices.
The following measurements are approximate:
Overall Length 3.21″ / without the bail 2.68″
Nice Size Bail Opening 0.50″
Large Post Earrings with Clutch Backs:
Overall Length 1.45″
Artisan Hallmark Stamped
***DOES NOT INCLUDE A NECKLACE OR CHAIN***
Will arrive in a gift box and packaged with class and care
USPS Priority Mail Standard; Tracking Number Included