Silver and 14K Gold Pietersite Pendant



When I looked at this shimmery Pietersite cabochon, I saw tree trunks reaching up to the sky. The rich golden browns of the stone made me think of gold; I decided to use 14K gold to complement the Pietersite. The stone is set on a sterling silver back, and is surrounded by a 14K gold bezel. I added gold leaves along one side of the stone, soldered to a fine silver branch. The bail is a sterling silver tube. A couple of tree trunks with branches are cut out behind the stone.


MATERIALS:  Pietersite, Sterling silver, 14K gold, Fine silver

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.