ITEM: Pendant circa 1960's.
COMPOSITION: sterling silver.
GEMS: (1) Jasper 30 X 17 mm
CONDITION: Estate Item, Excellent.
WEIGHT: 9.0 Grams.
MARKS: no visible hallmarks, tested for sterling content.
Measurements: 2" X 1" with the bail.
COMMENTS: This vintage pendant was recently purchased from a local estate. Large polished earth tone jasper bezel set in a sterling silver hand crafted mounting. Circa 1960's. Pictured with undisturbed aged patina. Polishing is available by request at no additional cost. It often contains organic material and mineral oxides which give it interesting patterns, bands and colors. Many of these patterns resemble landscapes with mountains and valleys, thus the name "picture" is part of the name of many well know jasper's.
Jasper was a favorite gem in ancient times and is referenced in Greek, Hebrew, Assyrian and Latin literature.
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