Banded Agate Sterling Silver Wire Wrap Pendant Necklace
Most agates occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or ancient lavas, in former cavities produced by volatiles in the original molten mass, which were then filled, wholly or partially, by siliceous matter deposited in regular layers upon the walls. Agate has also been known to fill veins or cracks in volcanic or altered rock underlain by granitic intrusive masses. Such agates, when cut transversely, exhibit a succession of parallel lines, often of extreme tenuity, giving a banded appearance to the section. Such stones are known as banded agate, and striped agate.
I wrapped this beautiful cabochon as simply as possible with sterling silver 12mm wire using cold forming techniques to keep the highlight on the beautiful stone. The metal is hand-forged, shaped, filed and polished lovingly by hand. The pendant measures approximately 20x44mm (1 3/4" from top of bail) and comes complete with an 18'' Black Silicone Rubber 2mm Tubing Cord Necklace with Locking Clasp.
Every piece of jewelry is crafted with a very close attention to detail and is completely hand made. Each item will have its own character which is what makes them unique.
The photo in the listing is the item you will receive. This is a one of a kind item and the only one available.
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Metal forging has been used for centuries in forms such as that of blacksmithing. However, when used in jewelry it creates a delicate and interesting piece of wearable art. It is a technique that creates simple yet artistic lines and makes the stone the highlight using the wire to enhance instead of overwhelm the natural beauty of natures minerals.
Banded Agate is a stone for grounding and centering the energies of the Root Chakra. Use for self control, grounding, resilience, quiet power, grounding, invisibility, peace and anxiety. Black banded agate is considered a receiving stones and is used for calming, soothing, inward meditation and reflection. When used for Chakra healing and balancing, Black banded agate represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection
*Please understand that handcrafted jewelry is just that,handcrafted. It is not perfect, slight variations are what gives handcrafted jewelry its unique character.
Also great care should be taken to maintain your piece of Jewelry. With proper care you piece should last a lifetime. Copper and Sterling silver Will tarnish over time if not cared for properly. To minimize tarnish, store in a plastic bag or other airtight container. Items can be gently cleaned with a silver polishing cloth.
*Please be aware that stones do and will break if dropped so handle carefully.
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