Natural British Quartz Textured Silver Pendant.
Please note: This pendant will be ‘made to order’ and ready to despatch within 2-3 weeks of purchase (it is shown as ‘in stock’, so that the purchase/order can be made).
I have designed this quartz pendant here in the north-east of England. It is handmade in silverwork set with natural, untreated white quartz which I have collected in the Northumbria region, England, United Kingdom.
The texture of the main pendant setting resembles woven hessian, once in widespread use as sackcloth in both rural and urban workplaces by farmers through to coal merchants. Hessian is made in natural fibres, and can perhaps symbolise both the natural and the man made, as can the natural quartz stone and silverwork of the pendant. The texture of this piece is emphasised by the brightness of the silver. The pendant is handmade in ethical fine silver; the silver rolled bail is attached, then the pendant set with a hand-crafted quartz cabochon.
As this pendant will be made to order, the pictures show an example of this design. Each pendant is unique, so the piece may vary slightly in appearance from the one pictured. I aim to match the colour as closely as possible.
- Pendant size: approx. 1 1/8 inch x 13/16 inch (28 mm x 21 mm).
- Quartz cabochon size: approx. 9/16 x 1/2 inch (14 mm x 12 mm).
- The pendant comes on a sterling silver snake chain – please select length on purchase.
Design is copyright of Northumbria Gems 2018.
Please note: the silver proportion of the pendant is under under 7.78 grams (part of the weight is the stone cabochon), so this falls within the exemption weight for hallmarking according to the Hallmarking Act 1973. I purchase all of my raw silver materials from established, reputable UK suppliers.
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