Sterling Silver Pendant with Fossil Dinosaur Bone and Forged Leaf with Spot of Amethyst, Statement Necklace, Handmade, One of a Kind
This beautifully polished fossil dinosaur bone gets its color from minerals in the soil as the natural bone was replaced by chalcedony (quartz) over the millenia. This created agatized dinosaur bone or dinosaur gembone, as it's known in the rock trade.
To create the stone's setting I hand sawed the pattern from a sheet of textured sterling silver and created the hidden bail on the back for the leather cord. I hand forged a sterling silver leaf from another piece of textured sterling silver and added a tiny amethyst cabochon to bring out the lovely lilac hue I could see in the gembone.
I've included a sterling silver hand stamped tag identifying the stone you're wearing. It's on an open jumpring which may be removed from the end of the extender chain if you wish.
Metal: Sterling silver
Stones: Fossil dinosaur bone rhombus and a round 5mm amethyst
Pendant: 4 inches long x 1-1/2 inch wide (10cm x 4cm)
NecklaceLength: 18 inches (46cm) plus 2 inch (5cm) sterling silver extender chain with chevron amethyst bead
The necklace is hallmarked with my name on the reverse. It'll come packaged ready for gift-giving.