Brecciated Mookaite & Sterling Silver Necklace - "Warmth"
If you see me at an in-person art show or in one of my open studio days here at my studio, I will freely tell you that I like to work with stones that make me say "Oooohhh." Yes, this brecciated mookaite made me say "oohh!!"
The colors are beautiful and warm - creams, deep yellows, browns, even some subtle deep reds. The colors of fall, but this piece could (and should) be worn year round. Brecciated refers to the "broken" pieces and the way the bits of the stone have separated and then come back together over time, creating the "broken" look - this is a solid stone, however. It has been highly polished and gleams in the light.
It is set is a solid sterling silver hand formed bezel setting that I have given a deep patina and then a matte finish, which I think allows the stone to shine out. I like the simple, rustic and refined nature of the bezel setting.
I have added my favorite sterling silver snake chain to the pendant. Right now, it is a 20" length, but you may leave me a note in comments at purchase, and let me know if you would like a different length.
All of my jewelry is made, one of a kind and one at a time, in my northern Michigan studio using timeless methods of hand crafting with sterling and stone. Your new piece comes packaged in a handmade cloth pouch, suitable for gifting. I hope you truly love your new jewelry!!
Caring for your new jewelry is easy. The best way to care for it, is to wear it!! Jewelry that is worn tarnishes more slowly, so wear and enjoy.
Should you notice a bit of tarnish, you may use a Sunshine Cloth or any other dry polish cloths. Please avoid any pastes or liquids when polishing. If you have a piece with stones, please note that anything liquid or paste may harm the stones or discolor them.
If trying to sanitize, sterling silver jewelry may be wiped gently with alcohol. Avoid rubbing alcohol on the stones - I can't guarantee the results. Please also avoid using bleach on sterling silver, as it will turn black. If it does, a polish with a Sunshine cloth will have it good as new!!