This amazing statement piece is truly special! It is a mosaic piece, meaning the lapidary artist combined different natural materials into one piece. There is a Pyritized Ammonite in the center. Pyritized ammonite occurs when ammonite's organic material is replaced with pyrite during the fossilization process. There is also Pyrite druzy and the brownish orange stone is Simbircite. The piece is backed with a smooth black stone.
The copper goes around the edges so the back is open.
The pendant is about 3.75inches long, and the chain is about 22inches long.
if you would like a different chain length please leave a note at checkout or email me immediately after purchase at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider measurements carefully.
How Its Made: Each stone is handpicked to meet my standards of excellent quality. Ring bands and many other connective parts are hand formed and are then sculpted onto the stone with a permanent epoxy. In the areas where I would like metal to be, I paint each piece with an electrically conductive paint. The next step is to put a removable, protective covering on all stones. The necklace will then go through a process where it is submerged into an acid bath and the areas with the conductive paint will begin to grow a super strong layer of 100% pure copper. This growth process takes 12 - 36 hours for each piece and is monitored during the process. After this is done, each piece is one by one hand polished, cleaned, oxidized, polished again, and then given a clear protective coating. After they are all dry and finished, they are ready to be added to high quality, beautiful chains :)