This is a One-of-a-Kind pendulum design - meaning there is only one of this particular design. The weight-stone comprises three lovely, faceted, dark green Moldavites, that together weigh approximately 12.5 carats and are "stacked" with sterling silver mounts to form a single weight-stone. The detachable sterling silver chain is adorned with a smaller stack of sterling clad Moldavites (weighing approximately 1 1/4 carats) that are flanked by sparkling, double terminated Herkimer Diamonds and freeform sterling silver beads.
With its delightful pebbly surface, the fob (also called the holding piece) is an unpolished, uncut Moldavite specimen that weighs approximately 5 carats and is mounted in a beautiful, sturdy sterling silver cap and bail. The fob is also detachable from the pendulum's chain, so both the fob and the weight-stone can be worn separately as stand-alone pendants if you like.
Included with this pendulum - Drawstring pouch, giftbox, pendulum use and care instructions.
Moldavite is a tektite that was created approximately 15 million years ago when a giant meteorite fell to the earth. All the Moldavite on the planet comes from this one area (in and around the Czech Republic) and it's still being mined, though it's expected that there will be depleted within the next few years.
I've been using Moldavite in AYP pendulums for some time, though very few are large enough to use in as a weight-stone. Moldavite is quite rare and as you'd expect and it's also very expensive, so the larger pieces are hard to come by. When I get them, I save them up and to make these special Moldavite one-of-a-kind pendulums. If I'm lucky I can make 2 or 3 per year (depending on availability).
Herkimer Diamonds are a type of Quartz, that are named for the location where they were first discovered in Herkimer County, New York. These sparkling clear crystals are not real diamonds, but naturally formed, double terminated Quartz crystals that have a bright energy.
Measurements- Overall default length of pendulum is 8". The chain length (including the lobster claw clasp) is 5 1/2". Weight-stone (including mounts and top loop) measures 1 3/8" (including mounting). Fob (including bail) measures 1 1/8". All measurements are approximate.
All metal parts (chain, clasp, fob, mountings, and connectors) are sterling silver. All stones are genuine.
How to wear this pendulum: This pendulum's chain has a clasp that allows you to detach the weight-stone so you can wear it as a pendant - simply by slipping it onto your own neck chain or satin cord. Or you can wear the whole pendulum by using a pendulum-to-pendant adapter, or simply by threading a neck chain or cord through one of the links in the pendulum's chain and letting both ends dangle. (Adapter and neck chain sold separately - see related items below.)