Stunning in its eye-catching presence, the brilliant sparkles of the organic moonscape appearance of reticulated silver contrast with the faceted pink tourmaline and exude an effortless sophistication and eye-catching design. This is the perfect necklace to wear every day and become your signature piece. The unique obtuse trapezoid shaped pendant is mounted on a handmade sterling silver loop and hangs on a sterling silver chain.
Reticulated silver differs from sterling silver not only by the obvious look of the silver, but special “reticulation silver”, which is 80% silver and 20% copper, is used as opposed to 92.5% silver content sterling silver.
Reticulation begins by depleting the copper from the alloy’s surface. This process leaves a silver-rich surface layer and a core that has a higher percentage of copper. Because copper has a higher melting temperature than silver, when the metal is torched with a very hot flame, the copper core can be brought to a melting point. When the flame is moved away, the silver forms waves and wrinkles. Creating each piece is like a surprise party. You never know what’s going to happen or what you’re going to get. The only thing you can be assured of is that no two pieces are ever the same.
- Pendant: 1″ x 1″ (approx)
- Pink Tourmaline Gemstone: 5 mm
- Sterling Silver Chain: 16-inches long
© All my jewelry is my own original design and hand crafted by me in California, USA. I am a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a certified Cherokee artist with TERO certifications as a bench jeweler, metalsmith, silversmith, blacksmith, and lapidary.