This lovely wire-wrapped pendant is made with a polished Petoskey stone cabochon and natural, gem-quality, faceted blue topaz stones, set in oxidized Sterling silver wire. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then coated with clear lacquer to resist tarnish and for ease of care. This gorgeous, handcrafted piece, which comes suspended on your choice of chain or cord. This is a large pendant, measuring 42x39x17mm (1.7" x 1.5" x 0.7") and is sure to attract compliments wherever you choose to wear it. Every Petoskey stone piece is unique so each pendant is one of a kind.
Petoskey stone is fossilized coral (Hexagonaria percarinata) which inhabited the ancient shallow seas of northwest Michigan and it's upper peninsula more than 350 million years ago. Petoskey stones formed later on by glaciation; plucking bits of the fossilized coral from the bedrock and depositing them throughout the region.
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.
*American quarter and Canadian toonie (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.