This pendant is a wonderful rainbow of colors with yellow, pink and white with crystals showing just under the surface. When wearing it, it has a good feel. Lite and airy.
Flint Ridge is a nearly eight-mile long vein of high-quality flint located in Licking and Muskingum counties of eastern Ohio. Hundreds of quarry pits and workshop sites are scattered across more than 2,000 acres of ridge top in these Appalachian foothills. It has been called the "Great Indian Quarry of Ohio." In 1888 Ohio historian Henry Howe observed, "This 'Flint Ridge' must have been as valuable to the Indians...as the coal and iron mines of Ohio and Pennsylvania are to the white men of the present day." The prehistoric flint mines range in size from 12 to 80 feet in diameter and from three to 20 feet in depth.
Flint Ridge flint is particularly distinctive for its bright coloration. The most common type is white with light gray streaks, but the most sought after colors included various shades and combinations of red, yellow, blue, and green.
This stone is hand cut by me and I then wrapped in Argentium Sterling Silver wire. It is displayed on a Sterling Silver chain.
It is approximately 36 carats in weight and 2 ½ inches in length from the top of the bail to the bottom of the stone. It is about 1 inch in width at the widest point.
Argentium® Sterling Silver is a patented and trademarked alloy that is at least 92.5% pure silver, just like traditional sterling silver. What makes it different from traditional sterling silver is that a small amount of germanium replaces some of the copper that is usually the other 7.5% of sterling silver. Peter Johns, a professor of silversmithing at Middlesex University in England, invented Argentium® Sterling Silver in 1996.
Argentium® Sterling Silver
• highly tarnish-resistant.
• does not firescale.
Includes 18" Sterling Silver Chain