Pendant with Tiger Eye, Picture Jasper, and Black Jade by Designer David Rosales
1 1/4" x 1/4"
This beautifully handmade multi-stone pendant was created by designer David Rosales.
To create a piece of channel inlay jewelry, the artist constructs a series of channels in the metal which will hold the stones in place. Stones are carefully measured and cut before being placed in the channels according to the design. The finished piece will be a fusion of the stones and the metal. Channel inlay is considered a more traditional approach to inlay jewelry. It allows for a wide variety of color combinations and complex patterns. Flush inlay is achieved in situ, meaning the grinding and polishing is done after stones are fitted and glued into position on the metal
Tiger's Eye (also called tiger eye) is a gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock with a golden to red-brown color and a silky luster.
The popular gemstone is formed when the quartz takes over and dissolves the Crocodolite, leaving the Quartz in a finely fibrous and chatoyant form. (Chatoyant: having a changeable luster or color with an undulating narrow band of white light)
When polished, its silky luster creates a beautiful effect of moving layers of brown and yellow lines and waves.
Jasper is an opaque chalcedony that comes in a wide variety of colors. The term "jasper" itself comes from the Greek work iaspi, meaning "spotted stone." Jasper gemstones are found all over the world, but Picture Jasper has large deposits in Africa and Brazil.
Black "Jade" is actually Grey Serpentine that has been dyed to have black jadeite's beauty, without its cost.