Suture ammonite is simply amazing. The wavy lines are formed by a part of the ammonite called the septa. When cut certain ways, these lines create shapes reminiscent of oak leaves.
The suture ammonite heart is the key element of this piece. It is surrounded by silver cast twigs, the organic shapes preserved in metal. The backside of the pendant is cut out to allow the leafy shapes to glow through when the pendant is held up to the light. The back is also stamped with my maker's mark (BLJ) and a tiny acorn. There is a tiny cavern lined with crystals in the backside of the ammonite. 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. The pendant measures 1.25 tall and 1.25" wide at the widest point. All metal used in this piece is sterling silver.
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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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