This is a soft Blue Peruvian Opal with dendrites wrapped in Argentium Sterling Silver. It is approximately 3’ long from the top of the bail to bottom of pendant. This stone comes from the Andes Mountains in Peru. The stone is hand cut and wrapped by me. It is displayed on a Sterling Silver chain.
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