This beautiful and unique sterling silver wire wrapped pendant is made with a Crayola Jasper. Crayola Jasper is a natural stone coming from Nevada. It was never very plentiful and is now considered scarce. It is named for the variety of color in the material. This stone has shades of pastel blue and green with lines of red.
I cabbed this gorgeous stone with a sexy shape and gave it an unusual hidden bail to keep the size down on this big cabochon pendant. I used pure solid sterling silver (not plated, filled or coated) to create the setting you see. This hangs beautifully- nice and level.
stone ---- 59x30mm
pendant ---- 2.42" / 62mm long; 1.33" / 34mm wide
bail ---- 5mm opening
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.