Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon

African Bloodstone Heart Pendant


This is another of my "Valentine's Day" pieces--African Bloodstone with rosy red splotches on a forest green background. The cab is thick, highly polished, with a lot going on in the stone. I border wrapped it using six lengths of 21 gauge sterling wire, using a detailed topper to set off the design. It would also make a great gift for a March birthday girl as it's the traditional march birthstone.

The pendant measures 2 1/4" from top of bail and is 1 5/8" wide.

Note: African Bloodstone, sometimes called Seftonite, is a green jasper dotted with bright red spots of iron oxide. It was treasured in ancient times and served for a long time as the birthstone for March. This attractive chalcedony quartz is also known as heliotrope because in ancient times polished stones were described as reflecting the sun: perhaps the appearance of the gem reminded the ancients of the red setting sun, mirrored in the ocean.

african bloodstone designer heart pendant

P770 - SOLD

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Last updated 22 November 2009

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