Encased in sterling silver, this one of a kind pendant features finely polished lava rock with authentic Turquoise stone painstakingly inlayed by hand. The 1,500 – 5,000 year old lava rock is from a lava field in Carrizozo, called Valley of Fires. The Turquoise shards, locally sourced, were carved and inset for a touch of both color and character.
Sterling silver beading frames the teardrop-shaped pendant. The Bail (necklace connector ring), also made by hand, is creatively stamped with a beautiful pattern which balances with the pendent. This stunning piece would be beautiful on a variety of necklace types – such as a sterling chain, leather/ribbon, a flat sterling neck-ring, or another stylish option (the chain shown in some images is for display only, necklace not included).
Pieces are stamped “sterling” and with the artist initials for authenticity, and “Valley of the Fires” is also engraved on the back. Measurements are 1 5/8″(H) by 1 3/8″(W) by 1/5″(D).
If you are interested in a customized pendant (or any other piece), I’m happy to make you something specific which incorporates your style preferences, and may include adding gold embellishments, using a different stone (multiple-color options of turquoise, abalone, and more) or a design incorporating a centerpiece created from a beloved stone or non-traditional element. This lava rock and hand-embedded turquoise pendant is an example of the technique I painstakingly created to transform a customer’s collected lava rock into wearable art.