Rosarita Folklore Heart Pendant in Sterling Silver
This is a lovely deep red specimen if rosarita which is an increasingly rare and pricey by-product of gold smelting up until the 70's. Google it for more info. I love to incorporate many repurposed materials in my work.
Set in a smooth sterling bezel on 2 layers of hand-stamped 22 gauge Sterling silver sheet. stamped ehnic-inspired adornments were sawed out, sanded & soldered around the heart, giving it a folkloric feel. The reverse side of the pendant is textured with a scribbled heart motif. Pendant measures 1 1/8" wide and 1 3/8" tall. Hangs from an 19" sterling silver rolo chain with a lobster clasp closure.