Belle Rustique

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Utah Tiffany Stone Intarsia Cab Pendant

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This Utah Tiffay Stone intarsia cab looks like a painting. Bordered with onyx and mother of pearl, the oval shape lends itself to a simple sterling silver edge wrap which I've topped with three small spirals. This particular cab comes from Thailand where the art of intarsia is very popular.

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

The pendant measures 2" from top of bail and is 1 1/8" wide at the base.

Note: Utah opal tiffany stone is one of the most beautiful and unusual stones in the world, and one of the most scarce. This stone comes only from one very small area in the Western deserts of Utah, the Brush Wellman beryllium mine. The area is not open to the public for collecting and very little of this material sees anything other than the ore crusher which extracts a very small percentage of beryllium to use in missile nose cones. Tiffany stone, sometimes called Bertrandite, purple opal or ice cream opalite, is composed of predominantly Opalized fluorite (blues, purples and whites), often with many other minerals such as agate, dolomite, rhodonite, manganese oxide and beryllium. It often has a "crackled" appearance. Because of its scarcity, tiffany stone is extremely expensive as well as rare. The art of intarsia was originally developed in Siena, Italy in the 13th century by crafters using inlays of ivory inserted in wood as well as inlays of wood inserted into wall murals, table tops and other furniture.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

utah tiffany stone intarsia pendant



P515 - SOLD


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