This "wow" Necklaces showcases a Septarian Nodule and Sterling Silver Art Pendant by Nevada Silversmith Jim Daggett. Septarian Nodules were formed 50 to 70 million years ago, and are comprised of Calcite, Aragonite and Limestone. The name comes from the Latin word "septum," meaning seven, as the developing Nodules had a tendency to crack 7 points in every direction, creating their distinctive pattern. Our Septarian Nodule stone is a rich black with cream splashes, heightening the mystique. The stone is cut in an oval and set in a raised Sterling Silver Bezel, which has been crafted with a sawtooth design. The Pendant Back Plate and surrounding left and right Arcs are formed from Rolled Sterling Silver, which is Silver that has been melted down and then rolled to form a thick plate. The Rolled Silver has a thickness of 6mm, about 7-1/2 times the thickness of 20 gauge Sterling (which is commonly used in Jewelry design). The Arcs are adorned with handcrafted Sterling Silver Balls — which range in diameter from 4.5mm to 10mm — and with artfully shaped Sterling Silver Wire. The Rolled Silver is polished to a sheen and feels very substantial. The Pendant hangs from a v-shaped custom Sterling Silver Bail, which also has been decorated with Sterling Silver Balls. The piece is stamped on the back with the artist's hallmark and "Sterling." We've paired this uncommon Pendant with 4 strands of elegant Black Nugget Pearls. The Pearls are about 5.5mm in dimension with a glossy sheen and subtle undertones of bronze and purple iridescence. They pair beautifully with the Pendant. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Rounds and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 138 grams and is 20 inches long plus the Pendant, which is 2-7/8 inches by 1-1/2 inches including the 1/2-inch Bail.
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