Arche - Ethiopiam Opal and Raccoon Snout Charivari Necklace
This is the snout of a raccoon, sourced from an unfortunate road casualty, and given new life set in an ornate silver setting that has been hand-stamped with a variety of esoteric motifs all the way around. This pendant was originally created in 2015, and has been a part of my personal collection. I found that it hasn't been getting the wear that it deserves lately, so I added a large ornate Ethiopian opal bail and now I'm passing it on to a new home.
The bail features a rose-cut Ethiopian opal trillion, with a brilliant red-dominant flash. The fire also shows green, yellow, and a touch of purple at different angles. Truly a beautiful stone!
The entire pendant measures just over 2.5 inches long and hangs on an 26 inch long and short style adjustable chain with lobster clasp and my signature star charm. The back has been stamped with my maker's mark MF and .925.
As with all handmade and one-of-a-kind jewelry, utmost care should be taken to keep jewelry clean and dry. Never wear your pieces while bathing, swimming, or washing dishes to avoid having them submerged in water. Bones and stones are porous and susceptible to become weak when they get wet. Metals can tarnish and lose their patinas more quickly if they get wet or washed with chemicals frequently. Also, please remove your pieces before any strenuous activities as they are fragile and parts could be knocked loose or fall out. Treat your jewelry like the unique piece of art that it is and it will remain in good condition for ages.
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