This large, handmade statement pendant is wire wrapped in sterling silver with a lacy edge on the crazy lace cabochon.
This beautiful, very intricately patterned stone is a crazy lace agate from Mexico. It has colors of cream, yellow and light gray. A very pretty pallet. The stone is large so the pattern shows off quite well.
I created one of my own unique designed settings for this. I used heavy sterling silver wire (not plated, coated or filled) to embrace the stone with a big, shiny metal look. Though this looks delicate, I assure you it will hold up to the most active among us. The stone is extremely secure and not covered up in any way. The edging is heavy wire, too. It will pose no problem for you. I tumbled this in a lapidary tumbler for more than 12 hours to assure that it is smooth as a baby's butt and strong. This, like all of my wire work, will not poke you or snag your clothes.
I am very happy with how this piece turned out. I hope you like it, too.
stone ---- 51x32mm
pendant ---- 3" / 78mm long; 1.63" / 41mm wide
bail ---- 7mm
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.