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All pendants are created by starting with rough material. Slabs are cut from this rough and shaped on diamond wheels. After shaping I use progressively finer grit diamond wheels to create the final polished pendants. The pendants are all hand made by myself.
Charles Van Meter
All pendents come with a FREE medium weight 18" silver plated chain. To see the free chain go to the bottom of the neck wire page. Height measurements include bails. All large bails measure .4 " and are heavy plated silver. Options of anti-tarnish silver alloy chain or several attractive neck wires are available. For details click here.
Coprolite is fossilized dinosaur feces. Coprolites are classified as trace fossils as opposed to body fossils. They give evidence for the animal's behaviour (in this case, diet). The colors in the agate comes from the minerals in the ground as it fossilizes.
Turritella Fossil Pendant
Fossilized shell pendants of Gastropods. They have tightly coiled shells, whose overall shape is basically that of an elongated cone. They are from a dried up lake in Wyoming. Item # 7290 (L, Ct, R)
L, 2.1 x .7 $29.00 - Ct, 2.1 x 1.25 $39.00 - R,1.7 x 1 - $34.00
Dinosaur Bone Pendants
Item # 7287 (L, Ct, R) Fossilized Dinosaur bone can be found in many states, these are from Utah. In the center piece I have left unpolished a section which is the outer part of the bone. The bone cell structure is visible in these pendants.
L, 1.3 x 1 $24.00 SOLD - Ct, 1.2 x 1,1 $44.00 - R, 2.1 x 1 $34.00
Hickoryite Jasper -Mexico
7220 (L, R)
L - 2.2 x 1 $ 34.00
R - 2.1 x 2 $38.00 SOLD
Hickoryite is from Chihuahua, Mexico. It is not a real common stone. It has yellows, browns, purple, and whites in various brightness, and many unusual and interesting patterns. It takes a high polish making very attractive and one of a kind jewelry.
Chrysophrase - Australia
7237 (L, Ct, R)
L - 1.7 x .8 $30.00
Ct - 1.9 x 1 $38.00
R - 1.8 x .9 $34.00
Chrysophrase is a gemstone variety of chalcedony that contains small quantities of nickel. Its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green. Left SOLD, Right SOLD
7233 (L, R)
L - 1.9 x 1.12 $ 37.00
R - 2.12 x 1.1 $38.00
Petersite comes from Namibia, Africa. Colors include various blues, golds and reds. The stones have what is called CHATOYANCY, that is the appearance of a bright and subtly changing shimmer of color that moves along the surface of a gemstone as it is viewed from varying angles.
Amethyst Sage W/dendrites - Idaho
7228 (L, Ct, R)
L - 2. x 1 $34.00
Ct - 2.1 x 2.3 SOLD
R - 1.8 x 1 SOLD
Amethyst Sage Agate is actually a chalcedony. The inclusions and color variations in Amethyst Sage Agate along with the deep lavender chalcedony can create very etherial landscape scenes with a forest of black dendrite trees in some cut stones.