I am happy to take commissions and have a large stash of stones and fordite for you to choose from. Since I cut and polish the fordite myself I can cut and set a piece for you to make an extra special item. I ship using Royal Mail's first class signed for service or special delivery depending on the value of the item, it should arrive the day after shipping. I'm happy to post to a work address if there will be no one at home to sign for your package. Should you wish to return an item just let me know within 14 days of receiving it and send it back but you will have to pay the postage for sending it back (I refund the initial postage).
The cabochon in this unique pendant was hand cut for me from a cobble I picked up on the beach in New Zealand, the white granite has black lines swirling through it and browny red garnet crystals have grown within it. I have hand made a sterling silver open backed setting for the stone to sit in and it is topped with an articulated bail which has been textured with a hammer. I have never seen anything quite like this material and when I have used the half dozen cabochons my lapidarist cut I doubt I will be able to get any more. (Update - a geologist has identified this as 'garnet gneiss', still don't think I'll be able to get any more without heading back to New Zealand)
Measures approx 2 inches from the top of the bail to the bottom and about 3/4 inches across the widest point. It comes complete with a 16 inch box chain but could easily be popped onto a different one.
Garnet is the birthstone for January and this would make an unusual present.
Comes wrapped in tissue paper in a gift box.
I was lucky enough to go to New Zealand and got talking to a local lapidarist (stone cutter) whilst I was there and he recommend a particular beach for interesting finds, I won't say which beach so that he doesn't have more competion for the good rocks! I was looking for kyanite in calcite (blue crystals in a white ground) but did find this instead - I thought it would look good polished up and it does. Alex my UK based lapidarist was a little reluctant to cut up my cobble but is very pleased with the result, he is now worried about what else i might bring back from my travels.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Sasha Garrett within 3 days of receiving payment.
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