This gorgeous, handcrafted necklace was made with a natural, polished slice of Lake Superior agate, set in solid Sterling silver wire, woven elaborately to frame the contours and banding of the stone. Three sparkling Herkimer diamonds, set in stacked Sterling silver bead caps cascade down the sides. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, polished, then sealed with clear lacquer to resist tarnish and preserve the aged finish of the piece over time. This pendant comes suspended on your choice of chain or leather cord. The whole piece measures 59x36x23mm (2.3" x 1.4" x 0.9"). This is a one-of-a-kind item and there won't ever be another like it!
Herkimer diamonds are double-terminated (pointy at both ends) quartz crystal found in exposed outcrops of dolostone in and around Herkimer County, New York and the Mohawk River Valley. While such double-terminated crystals may also be found in other parts of the world, crystals originating in New York are known for their extreme clarity.
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! This 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.