This spectacular beauty is an amazing and completely natural stone that originates from the New Mexico high desert! It is referred to as ‘candy rock jasper.’ Even though it appears to be a rhyolite, it was recently and professionally concluded, that it is not! It is a type of silicified mudstone and is very, very ancient and rare!!! It has strong visual appeal. The pendant’s cabochon has incredible luscious colorful bands of maroonish, mauve, pink and lavender tone colors that flow in pure perfection together. The earring’s cabochons have more purple and lilac tones in the banding. This is my absolute all time favorite top ten stones!
I utilized solid sterling silver for the double jump ring bail, fine silver bezel, and solid .925 sterling silver for the remainder of the overlay metalwork. I also gave the pendant’s metal a very unique and unusual styling that I would describe as a ‘modernized art deco’ that is very complimentary to such an unusual stone. The metal’s recessed areas, just above the top of the pendant’s stone has been oxidized with a black patina to accentuate the silver and stone with an eye catching contrast! Overall, the earrings and large pendant set have a beautiful ethereal kind of vibe! My pieces are truly handmade works of handcrafted, hand wrought wearable art! I am also a lapidary artist and personally hand cut ALL of my high quality cabochons! I gave this cabochon set an attractive satin polish with beautiful deep beveled cuts that lends to it’s structure and poise. A whole lot of time, patience, and love was placed into crafting this special set!
This jewelry set is a nice size! A few of the listing photos shows it paired with a thick 6.08mm (0.24″) sterling silver omega necklace, and a 4mm thick black leather round cord necklace just to give a good visual 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. Many great, versatile looks are possible with this set!
This sleek, sophisticated, unique pendant is sure to gain compliments and ignite interesting conversations!
You will not be disappointed! The photos just don’t do it justice. The first two listing photos were taken outdoors in the natural indirect sunlight; the remaining six photos were taken indoors in the natural lighting without artificial lighting. No Photoshop was used or any other photographic enhancements. Colors may vary slightly on monitors and devices depending upon personal settings.
The following measurements are approximate:
Overall Length 2.86″ / without the bail 2.58″
Nice Size Oval Bail Opening 0.40″
Overall Length 1.48″
Top: 0.63″ tapers down to 0.45″
Artisan Hallmark Stamped
***DOES NOT INCLUDE NECKLACE OR CHAIN***
Will arrive in a gift box and packaged with class and care
USPS Priority Mail Standard; Tracking Number Included