This pendant is made from a large Larimar freeform shaped Cabochon. It is bezel Set in Sterling Silver but I couldn't resist hiding a little surprise in the back by doing a little Filigree so that the pendent would look lovely from either side. The filigree in the back also serves a dual function by supporting the stone in the bezel.
I love to hide little secrets in the jewelry I make when I can such as a design element or a moving part.
Larimar is a rare blue variety of Pectolite found only in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. It was named after the daughter of it's discoverer whose name was Larisa and from the belief by the islanders that the stone came from the Sea "Mar" in Spanish. Although Pectolite is found in many locations, none have the unique volcanic blue coloration of Larimar which occurs due to its copper content.
The bail for the pendant also employs the filigree techniques which utilizes the Fine Silver which has a higher silver content than the Sterling Silver.
This is a larger pendant and measures 2 inches from the bail to the bottom of the stone and makes a big statement for those who really like the chunkier styles.