Psilomelane Inlay Pendant

 

One of a kind sterling silver pendant with top quality, bull's eye patterned, psilomelane from the Crown of Silver mine in Mexico. This mine has been shut down for many years now due to dangerous mining conditions and flooding.* The bulls eye pattern within this attractive psilomelane is beautifully striking and highly sought after. Psilomelane from the Crown of Silver mine is manganese oxide in cryptocrystalline quartz.This is a durable gemstone with a hardness factor 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale. Right now the back of the pendant is blank. Custom engraving available, but wait time would be required due to our current custom order work-load. Price of engraving would depend on complexity of design. 
Pendant measurements~ 1 5/8" long and just shy of 1" long.
Includes a high quality, hand made 20" sterling silver chain (each link individually soldered for a long-lasting, durable chain). Each link is slightly longer than 1/4". 

Photos of this piece were published in Rare Gemstones a book by the best selling, and highly respected, gemology author Renee Newman. You can see previews of the piece in print in the book on our blog here~http://ganoksin.com/blog/differentseasons/2012/02/09/rare-gemstones-by-renee-newman-contributions-by-different-seasons-jewelry/


 

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