Just out of the lab... an experimental piece-- with a temperature-sensitive color-changing cabochon as the focal element! Watch gears, silver beads and uranium (vaseline) glass were elaborately woven in layers over an upcycled watch plate with solid, Sterling silver wire. The wire was then oxidized naturally with egg yolk and sealed with clear lacquer to protect the finish and aged appearance of the piece. This pendant measures 58x40x21mm (2.3" x 1.6" x 0.8"), and comes suspended on your choice of chain.
Uranium glass fluoresces bright green under UV light and although it registers above background radiation on a Geiger counter, uranium glass is only negligibly radioactive and considered harmless. Uranium glass is often referred to as "vaseline glass" and acquired this nickname in the 1920s, given it's visual similarity to commercial petroleum jelly sold at that time. The term "vaseline glass" is still used widely in the United States and can refer to other kinds of glass that resemble it, but only glass that contains uranium fluoresces under black light, as shown .
This piece comes in a luxurious, black velvet jeweler's box, contained in a cardboard outer shell (so you can wrap the box without damaging the velvet); perfect for gift-giving. This is an heirloom-quality piece you can treasure for many years to come. It ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind.
*Coins are shown for scale and will not be included with the jewelry.
**Comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, filled in & signed by the artist; photo of the piece & materials are listed on the reverse side of the card.