RESERVED. What a perfect handmade necklace to wear with your favorite blue jeans and white shirt - or to dress up for a night on the town! SEA STAR is a one of a kind (OOAK) gemstone necklace made with a handmade Thai Hill Tribes fine silver sand dollar pendant, blue sponge coral, fine silver beads and sterling silver. Such a lovely combination! SEA STAR was created by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.
The Thai Hill Tribes fine silver sand dollar pendant is exquisite in its detail! The silversmiths of Karen Hill Tribe are known for their intricate detailing in their fine silver workmanship - and this sand dollar pendant is no exception! The star shape in the middle is raised and sligthly textured. The rest of the sand dollar is finely textured. Please take a good look at the close-up photos and you will see what I mean! I just love using Thai Hill Tribes fine silver pieces for their intricate workmanship! For more information about Thai Hill Tribes fine silver pieces, please see the starred paragraph below.
The color of the blue sponge coral is so sublime, a gorgeous blue that will match with most anything. The coral gemstone rounds are approximately 16mm in size, large enough to give SEA STAR some heft, but not too large to be uncomfortable to wear. The finish of the coral is a cross between a shiny and a matte finish, a perfect match to the glow of the fine silver sand dollar pendant. As is the case with most sponge coral, there are small white splotches and a few brown dots - all natural in sponge coral. I was told by the vendor, who I trust completely, that the color of the coral is natural, not dyed.
To separate each blue sponge coral round, Thai Hill Tribes fine silver "cornerless" beads were used. These are square beads with the corners "chopped" off. This causes a wonderful reflection of the light! Sterling silver wire protectors connect each end of SEA STAR to a fancy sterling silver hook clasp and a sterling silver closed ring.
***Thai Hill Tribe fine silver is made by the Karen Hill Tribe high in the mountains of Thailand using traditional techniques. Because they live so close to nature, a majority of Hill Tribe designs are nature-inspired or symbolic designs. Fine silver has a higher silver content than sterling silver - it can be up to 99% pure as opposed to sterling silver which is 92.5% pure silver. Because of the higher silver content, fine silver has a beautiful "old" glow to it and does not tarnish as quickly as sterling silver can.
Here is the important information for SEA STAR:
Thai Hill Tribes sand dollar pendant: app. 28mm x 3mm; fine silver
Blue sponge coral: app. 16mm
Thai Hill Tribes "cornerless" beads: app. 3mm
Other metal: sterling silver
Clasp: fancy hook clasp; sterling silver
Length: app. 18.5"/46.9 cm
SEA STAR will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals.
The complementing earrings seen in photo #4 can be purchased separately.
SEA STAR is a necklace that will be worn time and time again. You will be channeling your inner mermaid when wearing this truly incredible necklace!
***Please be aware that not all monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.
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