Charleston Chrysoprase Pendant
This one-of-a-kind pendant features a natural cabochon of Australian Chrysoprase. The stone has been bezel set (wrapped in silver) and framed in geometric textured stamping to compliment the stone. With an oxidised background (blackened) the vibrance of this tiny stone shows to its full advantage. This stone does have slight inclusions of the rock it was mined in. The design was inspired by my enduring love of elegant Art Deco’s sleek geometric forms combined with some Art Nouveau long sinuous organic lines all combined with a little romance. Named for a popular dance in the roaring 20’s I believe this piece would have looked quite at home during this era.
This piece was incredibly enjoyable to create. Layering, hand-stamping, sawing, texturing, soldering, and polishing are just some of the steps taken to bring it to life. Each process done with care and accuracy to create a wearable work that will last a lifetime.
Dimensions – This pendant measures approximately 31mm high X 17mm wide (at its highest and widest points) Created entirely from reclaimed and recycled Sterling Silver, The Gauge (thickness) of the backing silver is 1.2mm making the piece strong and durable.
Chrysoprase was used by the Greeks, Roman and Egyptians to make seals, signets, jewellery and other ornamental objects because of its vivid colour. The modern word comes from the literal Greek translation chrusos , meaning golden, and prason , meaning leek, indicating the golden-leek green colour of the stone.
For hundreds of years, most chrysoprase was mined in Poland, but the mines there were completely depleted during the Middle Ages. Today, chrysoprase is primarily sourced from Central Queensland in Australia, although it has been found in Brazil, the Ural Mountains and California. Due to its overwhelming presence in Australia, chrysoprase is often referred to as ‘Australian jade’.
Chrysoprase is said to provide a gentle boost to your self-esteem, equalizing emotional balance and fostering acceptance of change and tolerance for others. It is known for its promotion of growth, love, and forgiveness – qualities that everyone can benefit from.
Made with lots of love, care, heart and soul.
This pendant is ‘ready to go’ so please enjoy prompt shipping!
RGSilver Products always come packaged which is also perfect for gift giving.
This pendant comes with a fine, excellent quality sterling silver chain. (you have a choice of lengths)
My Makers Mark and a Sterling Silver 925 Hallmark are on the reverse of this pendant.