This handmade, sterling silver pendant is made with a natural stone cabochon. The Spiderweb Imperial Jasper is one of my favorites and is one of the porcelain jaspers, meaning it is hard and takes a beautiful polish. This was mined in Mexico. Imperial Jasper is known for its burgundy and green shades. This one has the green "streamers", as they are often called. The streamers are very thin, like hairs, and make a standout pattern against the creamy off white background. I cabbed this stone from a piece of rough almost the exact same dimensions. This quality is hard to come by.
I made this wire wrapped pendant setting with heavy sterling silver. As with all of my wire wrapped silver jewelry, the wire is not plated, filled or coated, but solid sterling silver. This is a very unique and secure setting to which I added a high quality fabricated bail. The bottom of the pendant has balls of silver to accent.
stone ---- 32x28mm
pendant ---- 2.13" / 54mm long from top of bail to tip of bottom point; 1.39" / 35mm wide
bail ---- ~4.5x7mm
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.