Chrysocolla, Sterling Silver Necklace, Artisan Made, One of a Kind
This hand fabricated necklace features a custom cut Chrysocolla cabochon that is bezel set in fine silver on a sterling silver plate. The photo does not do justice to the stone, it is a really lovely example of Chrysocolla, with a dark red splotch "spreading" through the upper portion. There's texture and added sterling elements on the plate of the pendant. I’ve used traditional silversmithing techniques to fabricate this necklace.
Because there is some transparency to the stone I cut a window in the back of the pendant for some added light through the stone.
The sterling has been oxidized and sanded to a satin finish.
The pendant, to the top of the swirl, is just over 2" long by 1" at the widest. (50mm x 26mm)
The sterling silver chain is 21.5" long and finished with a sterling lobster clasp.