Josephine's Crown Quartz Pendant, Silver and Gold



Josephine's Crown quartz is a wonderful stone found in southern Oregon. The splashes of gold are made of minerals such as pyrites, but they give the stone the richness of true gold. The patterning in this cabochon looks like a gnarled tree leaning out from a cliffside, with golden fall leaves. I extended the tree with an 18K gold branch, and added a few fine silver stars, as I saw a moonlit sky behind that tree. I darkened the back a bit and polished the branch and stars up. I used the same scene in the back as a cut-out behind the stone. The hand cut bail is riveted.

Lapidary artist is Erin Dana Balzrette of Tree Climbers Stones

SIZE:  This pendant is about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide at its widest part.  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: Josephine's Crown quartz, Sterling silver, Fine silver, 18K gold

PROPERTIES OF STONES (information compiled from various sources): Quartz is said to clear the mind of negativity, and to enhance personal awareness and growth. Pyrite is said to be a powerfully protective mineral which shields against negative energy. It is supposed to stimulate the brain and enhance memory.

This is an original piece of jewelry designed and handcrafted by Barbara Kay Bureker in my SW Washington studio.  All work and images ©2014-2024 by Barbara Kay Jewelry.