This is a teardrop shape pendant featuring a beautiful Blue John stone which has been especially selected and cut for this design. It is handmade in our Sheffield workshop and crafted in hallmarked 925 sterling silver with a solid silver back.
The stone is 12mm x 10mm and the pendant is 30mm in length including the clasp.
As all stones are created naturally, each one is unique and may therefore vary from the image. However we guarantee they are of the highest quality and handpicked specifically for each design.
Now a little bit about the stone…
Blue John (also known as Derbyshire Spar) is a semi-precious mineral, a form of fluorite with bands of a purple-blue or yellowish colour. In the UK it is found only at Blue John Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern at Castleton in Derbyshire.
During the 19th century, it was mined for its ornamental value, and mining continues on a small scale. Deposits of fluorite have been recently found in China with colouring and banding similar to the classic Blue John stone.