The Yellow Jasper Pendant features an oval cabochon. We began to create our piece by etching the dendrites design into silver. For this, we used 20 gauge .935 Argentium Sterling Silver. Next, we set the cabochon in a 28 gauge .935 Argentium Sterling Silver bezel. Then, we enhanced the etched areas with a blackened patina. Finally, for the wearer, we wanted something special. So, we added a hand scribed unique design on the back of the pendant. The Yellow Jasper Pendant measures 1-3/4″ x 1-3/8″. Our .935 Argentium Sterling Silver chains are sold separately. Please click on this link “Chains” to view the selection.
The cabochon in this pendant is unusual because it is called “Yellow” Jasper. In fact, the color is a deep brownish gold. The pendant would look great with dark brown, red, green or purple.
We sign every piece of our jewelry on the back and stand behind our workmanship. You are welcome to use our “Contact Us” form to ask questions, make suggestions or to inquire about special requests or possible commissions.
An English professor of silversmithing invented Argentium sterling silver in 1996. Traditional sterling silver has a pure silver content of 92.5%. In contrast, Argentium has a pure silver content of 93.5%. A small amount of the element germanium replaces some of the copper. As a result, this new sterling silver is highly tarnish resistant, more workable and harder than traditional sterling silver. Many people who are allergic to traditional sterling silver can wear Argentium sterling silver without a problem.