Malachite Cabochon in Sterling Silver Tension Wrapped Pendant
Total Weight: 49.54 carats
Size: 36 mm tall by 23 mm wide by 9 mm thick
Wire Metal: Sterling Silver
Up for sale is a beautiful Malachite Cabochon artfully wrapped in a sterling silver tension forged wire wrap. This is a lovely stone that has been polished to a high sheen. It has gorgeous dramatic swirls and circles of varying shades of green in the typical malachite fashion. The vibrant colors are highlighted by the swirling waves of sterling silver which securely grasp the stone and really make it pop.
Metaphysically, malachite is known as the "stone of transformation" and is very useful to people currently involved in changing situations. It also aids people in taking responsibility for their actions. Finally, it represents fidelity in love and friendship and loyalty in partnerships and business transactions.
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 two photos. The first photo is in natural light and the second photo is under LED lights. That way you have an example of what the piece looks like in multiple lighting situations. This is also why the two photos do not always match but it is always of the same piece of jewelry.