The pitted, bubbly textures created by the flowing of molten silver remind me of lava flows. This is especially cool to me since heat plays such a large role in many stones' creation. These pendants include a mix of hessonite garnets, black diamonds, and silver diamonds cast directly into the molten silver. 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 these pieces is sterling silver.
Each pendant is different! Here are the specifics for each one:
A. Silver and black diamond chips. Measures 0.4" tall and 0.4" wide.
B. Hessonite garnet. Measures 0.5" tall and 0.5" wide.
C. Silver and black diamond chips and hessonite garnet. Measures 0.3" tall and 0.3" wide.
D. Silver diamond chip. Measures 0.4" tall and 0.4" wide.
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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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