Indonesian Opalized Wood with Succulent Pendant in Sterling Silver
Another of my favorite stones, due to its tropical mix of verdant greens, this is actually opalized wood, from Indonesia. Flecks of copper inclusions can be seen throughout. It's truly "oooh" inspiring. The teardrop shaped stone is set in a sterling silver serrated bezel soldered to 20 gauge sterling silver sheet. A petite cast succulent cluster is soldered to the top of the pendant. Suspended from an 18" sterling silver 1.5mm rolo chain, finished with a lobster clasp closure. The entire piece is oxidized (darkened) in liver of sulphur, and then polished to bring out highlights.
This pendant measures 2 3/8" tall and 7/8" wide.