This sterling silver wire wrapped pendant incorporates a natural cabochon of Rhyolite in a beautiful shade of yellow with a gorgeous pattern in red and pink. I cut this myself, carefully choosing the pattern to produce a gorgeous cab.
I used heavy gauge solid sterling silver to create this artisan pendant in a wire wrapped jewelry style. I made handmade prongs so as not to obscure the stone and added a little detail at the top to emphasize the the overall prettiness of the stone.
This is such a soft and cheerful piece. :)
stone ---- 36x24mm
pendant ---- 2.18" / 55mm long; 1.09" / 27.82mm wide
bail ---- 6.5mm
This does not include a chain or cord.
You can purchase one here.
More About Rhyolite:
Rhyolite is an igneous rock born of a volcano. It is related to granite, but has much finer grain. Rhyloite is made up of are quartz, feldspar, mica, and hornblende. It can be light colored; white, grey, greenish, reddish or brownish. Rhyolite often has banding or flow lines with different colors and texture of rock. It has a Mohs hardness of 6. There are many varieties of Rhyolite used en cabochon for jewelry. Some of the most notable are the Utah Wonderstone, the Mexican Bird's Eye Rhyolite and the Sonora Dendritic Rhyolite. Rhyolite can contain orbs, dendrites and banding.