This attractive Necklaces features a Toredo Fossil Stone and Sterling Silver Art Pendant by Nevada Silversmith Jim Daggett. Teredo-bored petrified wood is North Dakota’s state fossil. It is found in 60 million year old Paleocene deposits from the southwestern area of the state. These are areas that were covered by the Cannonball Sea, now exposed at the surface. Before fossilizing it was drift wood — including ginkgo, bald cypress, and metasequoia — that had been bored by Toredo clams. Our Toredo stone has elegant tones of black, tan and grey, and is polished to a fine sheen. The stone has been set in a raised Sterling Bezel on Sterling Silver Plate that has been creatively shaped, giving the appearance of a whimsical radiant sun. The Pendant has a linear Sterling Bail and has been stamped on the back with the artist's hallmark and "Sterling." We've paired the Toredo Stone & Sterling Pendant with 2 strands of Pyrite Ovals, which are 6-by-12mm in dimension. The Pyrite has metallic hues of bronze and pewter and has been faceted, producing a soft shine. The Pyrite Ovals are highlighted by 5mm Black Onyx Rounds, 7mm Sterling Silver Rondelles, and 4mm Fire Polished Glass, providing color depth and subtle sparkle. At the top of the Necklace the Pyrite Ovals transition to 2 strands of 3mm Fire Polished Glass, streamlining the silhouette and adding a touch of elegance. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Rounds and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 70 grams and is 20-1/4 inches long plus the Pendant, which is 2-1/8 inches by 1-1/4 inches including the 3/8-inch Bail.
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