Rare Atlantisite Pendant Serpentine Stichtite Purple Green Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Weave

$95

Rare Atlantisite Pendant Serpentine Stichtite Purple Green Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Weave

This handmade wire wrapped sterling silver pendant is made with a very rare natural gemstone cabochon of green and purple Australian Atlantisite (stitchtite in serpentine). The lime green serpentine has lots of bright purple dots and spots in it. This is gorgeous material and very hard to find. Cabbing it is a challenge due to the spots being so much harder than the background green. I'm always happy when a cab turns out so well and with such a great shape, too.

I used heavy, solid sterling silver (not coated, filled or plated) wire to make a sturdy wire art setting. The wire wrap allows all of the stone to be seen and admired, but the stone is so special that I wanted to add some panache to it. The little details make the difference. I made a fancy wire weave bail and used a big silver bead. The weave is done with one very long wire not much bigger than a hair. It takes some time, but it really adds a lot to a piece.

stone ---- 40x23mm
pendant ---- 2.45" / 62mm long; 1.05" / 26mm wide
bail ---- 7mm

This does not include a chain or cord.
You can purchase one here.

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