This design was quite literally my favorite signature design in all of 2019. I was so excited to bring it back this year and wanted to find ways to make them even more magical, so I learned how to etch specifically for this. Etching the surface of the silver created a more organic texture and allowed me to add fine details like the ribs (segment lines), the veins in the leaf, and the lines on the stem. The pumpkin is also adorned with curly vines, one of which holds the ring for a chain. The stone is carnelian, and was specifically chosen due to it's coloration and translucency. This allows the carved face to glow through the stone, revealing the orange-yellow gradient that cause the light to resemble a flickering candle. While laying flat it looks like a plain pumpkin, but with light behind it the carved face glows through the carnelian stone just like a jack-o-lantern. This particular Great Pumpkin Pendant features a scared face- perfect for 2020. All of the silver has been oxidized, a process which creates the blackened or antiqued appearance on silver. The raised points have been polished to shine, while the low points retain the oxidized color to show off the depth and details. All metal used in this piece is sterling silver.
This pendant measure 1.75" tall and 1.25" wide at it's widest point.
* The surface of the stone in this pendant has several hazy striations on the top. These are not scratches, but are rather striations naturally occurring in the stone.
Want to add a sterling silver chain? You can find that option here: https://blaqklacejewelry.com/products/sterling-silver-chain
This item is already made, and will be shipped 3-5 business days after the payment is processed. Shipping options will be available to choose upon check-out.
A few notes on caring for oxidized sterling silver: oxidized patina on sterling silver isn't particularly durable to long-term exposure to water (like bathing or swimming) or a lot of scrubbing, as friction is the way to polish silver to shine. Constant exposure to tasks such as hand washing, bathing, swimming, washing dishes, etc., will slowly wear away the oxidized patina leaving a shiny silver finish.
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