This handmade, sterling silver pendant is made with a natural stone cabochon. This crazy lace is from Mexico where, arguably, the best lace comes from. This was a beautiful slab which I hated to cut up, but I did. I'm so happy with the cabs that I didn't mind too much after I cut it. : ) This is a big stone and a large statement piece. The pictures look good, but in person it has more depth.
I made this wire wrapped pendant setting with heavy sterling silver. As with all of my wire wrapped silver jewelry, the wire is not plated, filled or coated, but solid sterling silver. I love the shape of this stone and wanted to accent it with the setting. I came up with what you see. I think it complements both the stone and the shape.
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stone ---- 50x27
pendant ---- 3.26" / 83mm long from top of bail to tip of bottom point; 1.51" / 38mm wide
bail ---- 7.5mm
This does not include a chain or cord.
You can purchase one here.
More about Agate:
Agate is a semi precious microcrystalline type of silica, a banded chalcedony, which is a member of the quartz family. Agates are finely grained, can contain bright colors and have a Moh's hardness of 6.5 to 7, which is very hard. Because of the hardness, agate takes a fabulous polish and is extremely durable for carved items. It has been a popular material for carving since ancient times. There are many types of agates. It is an avidly collected stone and is less common than a lot of other types of stones. It is very popular in jewelry.
Agate is a protective stone and attracts strength. It helps achieve balanced energy.