This handmade, sterling silver pendant is made with a natural stone cabochon. This comes from my personal collection. It is a Poppy Jasper from Morgan Hill, CA with brown, red and ocher coloration. This material is highly sought after right now with dwindling supplies.
I made this wire wrapped setting with heavy sterling silver wire- not plated, filled or coated wire. I kept this simple enough for a man or woman and simple enough so as not to distract from the stunning cabochon.
stone ---- 37x23mm
pendant ---- 2.15" / 55mm long; .95" / 24mm wide
bail ---- 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.