This handmade, sterling silver pendant is made with a natural stone cabochon. This orbicular patterned Guadalupe Poppy Jasper comes from the Guadalupe Reservoir in Morgan Hill, CA. This is a very rare stone and popular with collectors. This cab has an interesting division of green and yellow background with red and white orbs on the yellow side and multi ringed orbs of pink, green and white on the green side.
I made this wire wrapped pendant setting with sterling silver. As with all of my wire wrapped silver jewelry, the wire is not plated, filled or coated, but solid sterling silver. This sturdy, snag free wrap was given an antique patina to bring out the highlights.
stone ---- 41x19mm 6.5g 32.5ct
pendant ---- 2.62" / 67mm long from top of bail to tip of bottom point; 1" / 25mm wide
bail ---- 4.5mm
This does not include a chain or cord.
You can purchase one here.
More About Jasper:
Jasper is an opaque and fine grained variety of impure Chalcedony (type of quartz). It has a hardness of 6.5-7 on the Moh's hardness scale. It is found in almost all colors. The interesting colors and patterns are caused by impurities. They can be up to 20% impure. Sometimes, those impurities will cause patterns that resemble pictures or landscapes and, as such, is then called a picture jasper. Other times they cause a variety of color and or interesting patterns or bands.
Jasper is known as a supreme nurturer.