The 14k gold filled, handmade, wire wrapped pendant you are viewing is made with a beautiful plume agate called Prudent Man agate from Idaho. The source of this cab is from the early digs of vein #1. That makes this a rare cab, since the first find is mined out.
This is a big cab boasting lots of distinct red plumes, with a background of pastel colored crazy agate layers.
I used heavy 14k gold filled to finish this. Gold filled is not the same as electroplated. It is a heavy layer or thin sheet of gold which is bonded under pressure to jeweler's brass to create a very solid layer of gold on a heavy base. It can and has, lasted for a life time. I wrapped this very simply and securely.
stone ---- 39x29mm
pendant ---- 2.41" / 61mm long; 1.30" / 33mm wide
bail ---- 6.50mm
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.
More about Moss Agate:
Moss Agate is the stone for gardeners.