Handcrafted Onyx Gemstone and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace


Handcrafted Onyx Gemstone and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace-  This black Onyx Gemstone cabochon was handcrafted by artist Carol Dekle Foss of Terra Rustica Jewelry. Not only is she a fabulous silversmith, she also creates amazing jewelry, porcelain and ceramic jewelry components, and SANDBLASTED patterned gemstone cabochons. A handcut filigree pattern is placed directly on the Onyx cabochon. She then sandblasts the pattern (sandblasts!!) to create a deep etch directly into the gemstone. It is a fascinating talent,and I feel blessed to have one to create this necklace.

I did not want to take away from the beautiful filigree pattern, so I used a simple, sterling silver bezel with a scalloped shape, and surrounded the cabochon with a thick, patterned sterling silver wire. My new favorite bail-style enlists the use of sterling silver tube carefully placed at the center of the setting. This pendant does not flip when worn. After all, all eyes should be on this gorgeous Onyx!

The pendant measures 1 5/8" in length by just over 1" in width at its widest point, and hangs from an oxidized, 18" patterned cable chain. All metal has been darkened, buffed by hand, and tumbled to achieve a pretty, rustic patina.

All metals used in this design are .925 sterling silver.

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 these earrings 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!