This handmade wire wrapped natural stone cabochon pendant is made with a red brecciated jasper from Red River, Africa. The color is more brick red and less orange than in the photos.
I made this pendant with solid sterling silver, not filled, coated or plated. This is one of my unique designs. The frame is hammered for texture and sparkle and the whole piece was given a patina.
Oval stone ---- 44x31mm
pendant ---- 2.26" / 57mm long; 1.36" / 35mm 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.