The OOAK, High end, handmade, wire wrapped pendant you are viewing features a high quality designer cabochon of Imperial Jasper. The pink mauve and green make a beautiful palette. The pink is opaque and the green is translucent making this, technically, a jasper agate. Imperial jasper is one of the sought after porcelain jaspers renowned for their hardness, polish and colors.
As with all of my sterling silver jewelry settings I used solid, heavy sterling silver wire not filled, plated or coated. I created an original design which I think reflects well on the stone's pattern. The bail wires are twisted so they are not only strong, but sparkly, as well. The side wire is gently hammered for strength. This is a piece of jewelry that you will be proud to wear and pass down. Attention was paid to every detail making this a beautiful, high quality and durable wire wrapped piece.
stone ---- 43x24mm
pendant ---- 2.90" / 74mm long; 1.12" / 28mm wide
bail ---- 6mm
This does not include a chain or cord.
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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.