The VERY UNIQUE sterling silver, handmade, wire wrapped pendant you are viewing is made with a beautiful purple stone called a grape agate or purple chalcedony. The source of this cab is Indonesia. It is uncanny how much it looks like a bunch of grapes. This would be perfect for the wine lover. :)
I used heavy heavy sterling silver wire, not plated, coated or filled. I gave this the perfect wrap for such a unique stone- one that is both secure and flattering to the stone.
stone ---- 38x26mm
pendant ---- 1.53" / 39mm long; 1.00" / 25mm wide
bail ---- 3.75mm
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.