Blue Pietersite Silver Pendant with Waterfall



When I looked at this deep blue Pietersite, with its light blue swirls and shimmery bits, I thought of water tumbling and swirling. The design above the stone is a frozen tableau of silver water falling over copper rocks to land in the pietersite "pool" below. I used layers of fine silver, some textured with melted silver dust and some polished, to create layers of water. These layers are also rippled to catch the light in different ways. The copper is hammered and antiqued a bit to give the appearance of weathered rock boulders. The bail is riveted.  Because I live in the Pacific Northwest, where we love to catch a glimpse of salmon leaping up the falls, I cut out a salmon doing just that behind the stone.

SIZE:  This pendant hangs about 1 7/8 inches and is 1 inch wide.  This pendant is sold without a chain. I offer a variety of chains and cords which can be purchased separately. It is pictured here with a sterling wheat chain.

MATERIALS: Pietersite, Sterling silver, Fine silver, Copper

PROPERTIES OF STONES (information compiled from various sources):  Pietersite is also known as "tempest stone". It is said to be a powerful protection stone, in particular against storms and negative energy.

This is an original piece of jewelry designed and handcrafted by Barbara Kay Bureker in my SW Washington studio.  All work and images ©2014-2023 by Barbara Kay Jewelry.