This pendant is truly lovely the way it hangs from t he chain. It is delicate yet substantial and made from Sterling and Fine silver. The Technique is a Filigree technique requiring precision and good eyes or good glasses!
The bail of this pendant is actually my interpretation of the Proboscis of the butterfly and curls on itself in order to provide a method for hanging the butterfly. The body of the butterfly is a unique elongated Rectangular faceted Watermelon Tourmaline. Because the bail isn't flat it causes the Butterfly to sit on one wing or the other when it rests against you and it moves giving the appearance of slightly flapping wings.
Hanging from the Butter fly is the flower that it has taken flight from also a Watermelon Tourmaline carved into the shape of a flower. the Prong setting had to be specially constructed to accommodate the carved petals of the flower. The antennae are topped with pink Tourmaline faceted Round cut gemstones to complete and compliment the design. I didn't want to add more stones to the wings because I thought it was important to see the negative spaces that the framing and filigree create.
The pendant is suspended from a diamond cut sterling silver chain, that sparkles and adds to the overall look of the piece. It is included in the price. Imagine hoe this would look on you.