This one-of-a-kind Labradorite pendant has its own unique tones and variations, and looks different depending on the lighting conditions. There are several shades of blue, and a rare flash of purple at the upper right.
The sterling silver frame is hand fabricated. Along the top edges, around the bezel which holds the stone, are a series of rhythmic waves. These emphasize the idea of water, an integral part of the life cycle of the lotus.
The triple blooms cascade down the back of the setting, with openings cut from the silver to reveal the deep multicolored flashes in the back of the stone. The flashes of color are like multihued ripples in the surface of water.
The reverse carving shows lotus flowers floating on carved silver waves which gently buoy them up. This emphasizes the power of water to support and refresh. At the top of the setting one wave curls upward, its spiral a reference to the universal shape of beginning. A crescent moon and star completes the scene, adding a layer of depth, as if reflected from the sky into the water.
The bail, where the chain goes through, is hand twisted wire, which forms a beautifully detailed and secure loop to hang the pendant from the chain.
The piece is one-of-a-kind and lovingly made. It is part of a group of pieces created together, all reflecting the theme of Lotus plants and Water. This group of related pendants are shown at the end of the individual images.
Chains are sold separately, and you can go here to look at them.