This handcrafted pendant features an incredible piece of Smithsonite, ethically mined in Laurium in Greece. The stone is the most beautiful shade of blue, and measure approximately 35m x 20mm approx. The pendant setting has been made with a solid sterling silver 16 gauge (1.4mm) bail, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, a bezel made from fine silver, and four molten sterling silver ball accents. I have also hand-sawed a gorgeous little Seahorse cut-out on the back of the pendant, both as an extra detail, and also so the stone can have contact with the skin when it is worn. It has then been sanded smooth, oxidised in parts for contrast, and polished to a high shine, and strung onto a 72cm adjustable black vegan organic cotton cord, so it can be worn as a choker, a long layering necklace, and everything in between! Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials, and environmentally-friendly methods!
Total Pendant Height: 47mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 30mm approx.
Smithsonite is a gorgeous crystal that was discovered in 1832 by Francois Sulpice Beudant. Beaudant named the stone "Smithsonite", in honour of James Smithson, who was a founder and the major donor of the Smithsonian Institution. The lustre of smithsonite sets it apart from other minerals: it has a silky to pearly lustre giving natural specimens a certain play of light across its surface that resembles the fine lustre of melted wax glowing under a candle flame.
Smithsonite is a valuable emotional healer, being soothing for the emotional body and good for relieving stress. It is also considered to be good for easing tension and dispelling debilitating anxiety and loneliness.
As well as having these properties, Smithsonite also carries energies of kindness, beauty, love and charm, allowing whoever wears the stone to also radiate these traits.