Carved Labradorite Cabochon in 14kt Gold Tension Wrapped Pendant
Total Weight: 26.15 carats
Size: 43 mm tall by 16 mm wide by 6 mm thick
Wire Metal: 14kt Gold
Material: Carved Labradorite
Up for sale today is a beautiful Carved Labradorite Cabochon in a hand forged 14kt gold tension wire wrap. This is a gorgeous large cab that has been polished to a high sheen and the delicately carved with vertical and horizontal lines. Its light greyish blue color is the perfect base to highlight the brilliant gold and blue chatoyance that flashes and dances across the surface of the stone. Making this even more spectacular is the unique hand forged swirls of glowing 14kt gold that securely grasp the stone and really make it pop. Get it now while it is still here!
Metaphysically, labradorite is truly a "Stone of Magic", a crystal of shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. It enhances the mental and intuitive abilities and really helps bring out the best in people.
My wire work is all done by me in a tension forging technique using a hammer and anvil. I have been using this technique for almost 17 years with great results. I call it tension forging because all that holds the piece securely in the wrap is the tension of the wire. It is a single piece of wire and there is no glue or solder added making it exceedingly organic while still remaining very secure.
Photos: I try to give a good idea of the piece that you are buying, so I always take many photos. That way you have an example of what the piece looks like in multiple lighting situations. This is also why the photos do not always match but it is always of the same piece of jewelry.