Artisan Marble Horse Pendant with Onyx and Sardonyx Necklace and Earrings

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Artisan Marble Horse Pendant with Onyx and Sardonyx Necklace and Earrings- This beautiful gemstone necklace features a pendant that has been enhanced with a sandblasted portrait of a horse - by artist Carol Dekle Foss (Terra Rustica Jewelry). It is nothing short of amazing! The texture created by the sandblasting creates a 3-D image directly onto this gorgeous tear drop shape marble pendant.  The colors black and white are so classic - so I paired this sterling silver wrapped pendant with faceted Onyx beads, sterling silver caps and beads, and finally, perfectly colored Sardonyx Gemstones - black with white striations. 

The necklace closes securely with a solid sterling silver swivel clasp into any of the sterling silver 2" extender chain links.

I have added a pair of lightweight earrings to this listing, each comprised of a faceted Onyx, and a faceted Sardonyx Bead - flanked in sterling silver. The earrings measure just over 1 1/2" length, with sterling silver Leverback ear wires for a comfortable and secure fit.

Necklace Measurements: Overall length: 22", including the 2" sterling silver extender chain; Marble Horse Pendant: 1 3/4" in length; Faceted Sardonyx Gemstone Rounds: 8mm; Faceted Onyx Rondelle Shaped beads: 8mm  

So...what is Sardonyx, exactly? Sardonyx has a Sard base, typically of brown or black, with bands of white Onyx running through it. Sard is not actually Onyx, but rather a dark variety of Carnelian. Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone. Sardonyx is believed by some to improve memory and increase analytical skills.

This is truly a beautiful classic black and white statement necklace for the lover of Horses! Please zoom on the pictures to see the incredible colors and details!

Jewelry is made using traditional metalworking techniques, including soldering, filing, sanding, texturing, polishing, and tumbling in my home studio. Jewelry comes wrapped in a cotton-lined gift box and ships quickly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  


NOTE: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this necklace will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping me help those who cannot help themselves!