Life in the Desert
Life in the Desert is a pendant of a type of jewellery you don't often see - intarsia. This is the art of meticulously fitting together then polishing different pieces of stone to form a decorative piece. In this pendant, the outside frame is made out of black agate, the inner frame is white agate, and the inside picture is a single piece of landscape jasper. The actual image in the landscape jasper is a product of nature forming a gorgeous design.
This lovely scene of rolling, arid hills is enlivened by a few hardy bushes and trees strong enough to survive in this sometimes harsh environment.
The pendant has a double bail made out of 18 karat gold-filled square wire. It pierces the piece through the upper part to provide a bomb-proof support for hanging it.
Jasper is an older, traditional birthstone for March.
Size of the pendant: 36 mm x 36 mm x 7 mm