Victoria Stone Cabochon
set in Argentium Sterling Silver

This Victoria Stone Pendant has just the right touch of class. Whether casual style or dressed for a night out, this pendant will give you just the little bit extra charm. With beautiful blues, this Victoria stone is one of my favorites to cut and brings me great joy when I see the final image come to fruition. This is a freeform cabochon that is hand cut and polished by me. It comes with a sterling silver chain and gift box. This stone is manmade and is a collector’s stone. I’ve listed the story of Victoria below.

Victoria stone, also called Iimori stone, is a man-made stone created by Dr. Imori from Japan. Late in the 60's Iimori Laboratory Ltd. of Tokyo Japan began to market a variety of imitation gem materials. The chatoyant Victoria stone in 16 different colors. This material was advertised to be a melt of various natural minerals that was reconstructed into a new mineral and cooled for months under 2000 pounds pressure. The melt mass then partially devitrified forming chatoyant fan-like sprays of crystal fibers. To protect his market, the 84-year-old Dr. Iimori did not patent his process, instead preferring to keep it a secret. With no new production since the 80s, it is now a collector’s stone.

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 is highly tarnish-resistant and does not firescale.

Includes 18" Sterling Silver Chain

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