This beautiful pendant is double sided with Blue John on one side and Whitby Jet on the other. Designed and made by Andrew Thomson in our Sheffield workshop.
The pendant is 50mm long including the hinge and the stones are 30mm x 25mm. Each stone has been selected and cut for this oval design which is finished in hallmarked 925 sterling silver.
Now a little bit about the stones..
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.
Jet Stone is an organic rock that is created when pieces of woody material are buried, compacted, and then goes through organic degradation. It is then heated, and what results is a coal seam. It’s usually black in colour, but there are also brown-coloured Jet Stones. It can be easily cut or carved, and it has a uniform texture that makes it possible to carve with accuracy. When rubbed and polished to a bright shine, it can have a very nice finish and its aesthetic value is greatly enhanced. You will be captivated by this stone’s beautiful silky glow!
Our stones are 100% natural and therefore may differ slightly in pattern and colour from those in the photos. The chain is not included but can be purchased separately.