Handmade sterling silver and ruby cabochon necklace, long shield pendant

Item Description

This unique shield pendant was created in sterling silver PMC and features a luminous lab created ruby cabochon.  I combined a modern, organic wave texture with a classic shield design to create an elegant piece of art to wear.  This necklace has a vintage, slightly gothic feel. 

It was hand formed and sculpted with a delicate touch. The 8mm lab ruby stone is set in a sterling crown style bezel. The dangling spear charm adds a graceful touch to this piece. 

Sterling silver precious metal clay (PMC) is a unique artisan clay comprised of sterling silver particles suspended in organic binder materials.  When fired in a kiln at 1500 degrees, the binder burns away, leaving behind sintered  .925 Sterling Silver. 

Once fired, it was hand finished and slightly oxidized to highlight the texture.  The raised areas were burnished to high shine. The back has a smooth, satin finish and is marked .925.

The sterling silver beaded chain extends from 17 1/2" to 20" long, and is finished with a sterling lobster clasp.  The pendant is about 2 1/4" long.  

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