This piece is entirely hand crafted. It is hammered to form an anticlastic curve, which has been left open. The inside of the curve is reddened through heat and then highly polished. The outside is left matte for contrast.
Beautiful modern piece.
Fits medium sized wrists. The opening is approximately 3/4 of an inch wide.
This is a hollow-form hand-cut silver and Guadalupe poppy jasper pendant.
It is 2 1/2 inches long, 1/2 inch wide and 1/4 inch thick.
This pendant is hand-cut with a jewelers saw (not a stamp), and then hand-filed, sanded, and hand-polished.
A very striking pendant. The greens, reds, browns and creams of the stone are stunning. Guadalupe poppy jasper is from New Almaden, California. The mine it comes from is now closed and this variety of poppy jasper is considered extinct. This stone was mined at least 3o years ago. It is a collectible and only exists in private stashes. Very rare.