This handmade, 14k gf pendant is made with a large natural stone cabochon. The cabochon is a very rare Crown of Silver Psilomelane from Mexico. The mine is closed now with no more material being mined from this, the best, location. Psilomelane is also called Merlinite and, for obvious reasons, Black Malachite.
Psilomelane is exceedingly messy to cut but worth the mess especially when you find such a perfect example of the black on black swirls and eyes. Psilomelane is equally difficult to photograph. I did my best.
I made this wire wrapped setting with heavy 14k gold filled wire. I made a very secure and deceptively simple setting.
stone ---- 41x30mm
pendant ---- 2.47" / 63mm long; 1.26" / 32mm wide
bail ---- 2.91mm
This does not include a chain or cord.
You can purchase one here.