Chrysocolla and Sterling Silver Necklace - "Forest Lawn"
So here's another stone that made me say "ooh," and I just had to create with it. But.... I love the story behind the stone, too.
This is a stone that I was given by a lovely gentleman who is a member of the Grand Traverse Lapidary Club, and who found the piece at Pt. Betsie on Lake Michigan. While I call it a chrysocolla, I cannot guarantee that I have named it correctly - it's my best guess. I can tell you, however, that this lovely was found at one of the most beatiful places on earth, and truly at the edge of the forest. If you've ever been there, you know what I mean.
The stone is polished, but still with a bit of natural texture peeking through. I have set it in a sterling silver bezel, and suspended it from a sterling silver 20" cable chain. Yes, rustic and refined, and reminding us all of the beauty of nature.
The pendant is about 2" in total length, and at it's widest (near the bottom of it's teardrop shape) it is about 1 1/4" wide.
All of my jewelry is made, one at a time, one of a kind, in my little 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!!