STERLING SILVER AND CHRYSOCOLLA PENDANT
A magnificent pendant from Judith Hirczy of Victoria B.C. The lovely, large Chrysocolla gemstone has a beautiful reticulated silver frame making this a very special piece.
The heavy silver chain is 20 inches long with a lobster claw fastening.
Pendant Size: ~ 1.5 inches long by 1.5 inches in width.
Reticulation involves heating the silver up to 10 times to oxidise the copper at the surface. This produces a textured surface with the controlled heating. This method was developed in Czarist Russia where jewellers such as Faberge used this technique.