Double-Sided Pendant with Blake Jade, Picture Jasper, and Kingman Turquoise by Designer David Rosales
This beautifully handmade multi-stone pendant was created by designer David Rosales.
Artist: David Rosales
Dimensions: 1 1/4" x 1/2"
Materials: Sterling Silver, Blue Kingman Turquoise, Picture Jasper, Black Jade
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
BLUE KINGMAN TURQUOISE
It was originally discovered by prehistoric Indians well over 1000 years ago. Kingman Turquoise is known for its beautiful sky blue color, and produces many variations of blue Turquoise. The Kingman Turquoise Mine is located in the Acerbate Mountains, 14 miles northwest of Kingman, Arizona, and is operated by the Colbaugh family in Arizona. Evidence suggests turquoise was mined in the surrounding areas dating as far back as 600 AD.
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.