Is it an artifact ... an archaeological find ... or a beautiful piece of jewelry? The Relic Pendant in Fossilized Coral and Carved Turquoise is a very limited edition. I adore the main stone which is a natural, fossilized coral cabochon (18mm X 36mm upsidedown teardrop) ... but the carved turquoise on top takes the cake -- the color and quality are fantastic -- and carved turquoise like this is rare. Wish I had bought more! All silversmithing done using traditional methods and .925 Sterling Silver by me in my Silver Spring, MD studio.
This pendant is also available with or without the hand-beaded hematite "chain". Choose "0" as length in the drop down below to choose the pendant only (no chain). Or, in this example, choose a length of 16 or 18 inch to also receive the awesome, hand beaded, matte finish, 2mm hematite "chain" is an option. The chain is removable to wear on its own or with another pendant.
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth.
All jewelry designs are created using natural gemstones. There will be some natural variation in the jewelry. Our best is done to represent colors and markings in our photos. At Linda Blackbourn Jewelry, I've tried my best to describe everything as accurately as possible -- in words and photos. Gemstones vary, of course, as do computer monitor screens, so there may be minor discrepancies.