New Lander Variscite Sterling Silver Pendant

New Lander Variscite Sterling Silver Pendant


This handcrafted, Native American inspired pendant design features three beautiful New Lander Variscite gemstones, two of the pale yellow variety and one pale green. The pendant was fabricated from sterling silver and was given an organic texture on the front and back side by the process called etching. The fine silver bezel was also given texture by fusing recycled sterling silver dust to the surface.

One of the most time consuming features of this necklace is the four strand round braid cord. The braid is made up of black ultra suede (vegan) - you would probably never know it wasn’t suede leather because it feels so similar and it’s very soft and durable. Creating a four strand round braid has become one of my favorite design components but it takes a lot of time and a lot of patience. This type of braided cord design goes so well with a lot of my rustic, Native American designs.

Additionally the hammered sterling silver extension chain, clasp and the necklace end caps have all been hand fabricated.  And finally, all of the handcrafted sterling silver components, in addition to the pendant, were given a patina bath for that rusticated finish.

This unique handcrafted New Lander Variscite sterling silver pendant is ~2 1/4" in length (including the bail) and ~3/4" at its widest point.  The necklace length is adjustable,  17" to 18 1/2". As you can see from the last picture, it looks amazing on. This is definitely a piece of wearable art and probably one of my favorites … I do have quite a few favorites though!

The most famous gem material from the New Lander mine is the Chalcociderite and Variscite with black spider web matrix. Most of This material looks like Lander Blue, but it comes in orange, yellow and most of the time green. New Lander, no matter if it is Turquoise, Chalcociderite, or Variscite, is very valuable and highly coveted. Read my blog post #turquoiseoverdiamonds for more information on types of turquoise and caring for your turquoise jewelry.

Each piece of my handcrafted metal jewelry designs is stamped with my logo and signature.t


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