Blue Goldstone Pendant in Sterling Silver with Navajo Detail
Blue Goldsone has always been a favorite gemstone because it so closely resembles the infinite starry night sky. Occasional flashes of bright light surface while stars from far away galaxies glow at different levels of radiance and sparkle. Looking at the stone is like looking into infinity.
Goldstone is most commonly a reddish-brown hue, and is actually a man-made gemstone made from glass and copper, invented in Venice. Replacing the copper with cobalt produces this blue color.
This smooth long oval cabochon is set in a serrated bezel, affixed to sterling silver sheet. The sheet has been stamped with a traditional Navajo motif, and then oxidized (darkened) and buffed to bring out the metal's highlights. The pendant is finished with sterling silver grommets and hung from an 18" sterling silver cable chain, finished with a lobster clasp. If you would like a shorter or slightly longer chain, leave a message with your order.