Contemporary Picture Jasper + Sterling Silver + Bronze Pendant on Heavy Leather Choker Necklace

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Contemporary Picture Jasper + Sterling Silver + Bronze Pendant on Heavy Leather Choker Necklace

335.00

A stunning picture jasper cabochon in silver and bronze on a heavy leather choker necklace.  Handmade sterling silver endcaps and clasp.

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:: Refuge ::

This striking necklace has the muscular, clean lines of the slickrock country of the Southwest. Both contemporary and primitive, it pairs a structural simplicity with the soft, undulating shapes of the metalwork and stone. Stylistically, it would work just about anywhere, I think.

The cabochon is an exquisitely beautiful picture jasper from Gary Wilson of Tucson, Arizona. Usually picture jasper only has tans and browns but this one has some rusty sienna and remarkable sage green in it as well, and the colors are just luscious. It looks like canyon topography seen from above. I set it in silver and bronze, with layers of the two metals framing the stone in gently undulating lines. It also has touches of rock-hammered texture around the edges but overall I kept it minimal so the setting would frame the stone without overwhelming it. The bail is a long stem of hammered sterling silver, soldered to the back of the setting and in a loop at the top. The entire piece is nice and solid.

For the first time, I made my own sterling silver end caps for the 6mm leather cord. It's something I've been putting off, and it was a fair amount of effort, but I love the way they look. A sturdy sterling S hook joins the two together.

All of the metalwork was made by hand using only simple tools for an organic and primitive feel.

This one is pure desert...

SIZE: The leather necklace including the closure measures 18 1/2" or 47cm from end to end. The pendant including the long bail measures 4 1/2" x 1" x 3/5", or 118mm x 26mm x 7mm.

CARE: Wipe with a damp cloth to clean. The metal may be polished with a silver polishing cloth to brighten, or restore the matte finish with a dry kitchen scrubbing pad. In either case, avoid the leather cord when doing so.

PRESENTATION: Refuge will arrive beautifully giftwrapped.  See the shop policies below for details.

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