One of a Kind #225 - Chrysoprase, Moss Opal, Ancient Roman Glass and Sterling Silver Pendulum
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This is a One-of-a-Kind pendulum design - meaning there is only one of this particular pendulum.
This pendulum is made with Chrysoprase, which is also known as the "stone of Venus, Australian Moss Opal, ancient Roman glass, and sterling silver. The six-sided, tapered point, which has a surprisingly heavy feel, is cut from a beautiful piece of mint green Chrysoprase and is marked on all sides with distinctive "druzy pockets" - tiny natural openings at the surface of the stone that reveal shallow chambers or "pockets" inside. These marks lend an exotic, ancient quality. It's topped with a sterling silver, six-sided, stair-step mounting.
The sterling silver chain is detachable and adorned with sterling silver puffed hearts and stacks of pretty mint green Australian Moss Opal beads, capped with sterling silver.
The fob (also called the holding piece) is a one-of-a-kind, blue-green, heart-shaped fragment of ancient Roman glass. Its mineralized patina is the result of being buried for approximately ten centuries in the ruins of an ancient Roman glass factory (unearthed in Afghanistan around 20 years ago). This wonderful fragment of history has a slight twist-curve that suggests it may have once been part of a bottle or jar. It's been partially polished on the sides/edges allowing you to see the rich aqua color inside.
Artist's note: This is the last piece from my stash of ancient Roman glass.
Included with this pendulum - Drawstring pouch, giftbox, small polishing cloth, pendulum use and care instructions.
Measurements - Overall length of pendulum is 8 3/4". The chain length (including the lobster claw clasp) is 5 3/4". Weight-stone (including mounting) measures 2 1/8" tall by 13/16" wide. The fob is 7/8" tall x 5/8" wide x 5/16" thick. All measurements are close approximates.
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.)