This pendant holds a story; a beautiful story of discovery, life and transformation. Like looking through a window and capturing a single moment, it leaves you eager to explore more and find the mystery that lies ahead.
I designed the overhanging tree branch and little budding flowers (the polished elements at the top and bottom of the pendant) by fusing together Argentium silver. I love working with Argentium silver knowing that is has been refined from only recycled silver. If you want to know more I've written a blog post about it here.
The bezel set rose cut serpentine gemstone is a rich dark green. This gemstone has been responsibly and ethically mined and cut.
Green & Growing Pendant // One of a Kind
♢ Solid Sterling (.925) and Argentium (.925) silver
♢ Argentium silver is a cleaner type of silver – both for me and the environment. It has a slightly higher fine silver content then traditional silver (93.5% compared to sterling’s 92.5%.) Made from recycled and refined traditional silver it is a great choice both ethically and environmentally. Alloyed with hypo allergenic germanium it fuses beautifully and is fun to work with! Argentium silver allows me to work cleaner in the studio, by eliminating toxic flux and pickle fumes. I love working with Argentium silver and I am excited to present to you a silver that is cleaner and of a higher quality then traditional sterling silver.
♢ The gemstone is a dark green rose cut Serpentine, that has been responsibly and ethically mined and cut.
♢ I have applied a dark patina to the silver background of the pendant which will only get darker with time. The high points are polished to a bright shine, creating a beautiful contrast... This contrast is what sterling silver is famous for!
♢ The back holds a little soldered plate of my signature stamp and two little leaf details.