Owyhee Canyon Picture Jasper Pendant
Here is a stunning Owyhee Jasper, a type of picture jasper, with great caramel and muted green patterning. It's a natural desert scene with a hint of sky at the top. I made it into a sterling pendant to hang around your neck and gaze at forever.
The warm colors are very versatile and work well with most solid colors, including denim. It would also work well with blue and white stripes, for instance. It'll be fun to adapt to your personal wardrobe. Of course, you could also give it to someone special as a really unique gift!
SETTING: I gave the stone a fine silver and sterling bezel setting. I adorned it on one side with a sterling twig cast from the real thing. I hand sawed a little leaf out of the back plate. This hangs from a solid, sterling rolo chain.
SIZE: The stone measures 40mm x 25mm (1 9/16" x 1") and the bail brings the height to about 55mm (2 1/8"). The chain is 18" long.
FINISH: I oxidized the silver for a soft grey patina to sets nicely sets off the stone and twig.
***Please consult the measurements I provide - photographs are close-ups.***