Sterling silver necklace with asymmetric malachite in cuprite stone leaf pendant
Elegant statement necklace featuring natural stone pendant on a handcrafted silver links chain. Asymmetric leaf shape outline of the pendant adds a subtle feminine touch to this bold cuprite stone in dark brown and green.
The pendant stone pattern is a matrix of rich deep emerald green malachite on a very dark reddish brown cuprite background (and there's a small patch of chrysocolla near the top). For the beaded necklace links I picked handmade lampwork glass beads in complementary colors - malachite green and deep reddish brown.
The handcrafted silver chain is entirely handmade from solid sterling silver wire. Graduating hand forged leaf shape links echo the shape of the pendant stone along the whole length of the necklace. The "leafs" are connected by sets of small soldered circle links that allow for great flexibility and also let the necklace lay nice and flat against the skin.
This necklace was oxidized (antiqued) and meticulously hand polished.
- length of the necklace - approx. 51cm (20 inches)
- The stone is 4.7cm tall (1.9 inches)
Necklace closes with a convenient hook clasp that integrates seamlessly with the design of the chain.