Black with white Snowflake Obsidian Large Buffalo Pendant wrapped in sterling silver
pendant size: 1 7/8 " x 1 7/8"
Pair of matching Obsidian Small Buffalo Earrings wrapped with sterling silver hung with French Ear wires
earrings size: 1/2" x 7/8"
drop length: 1 1/4"
This set is cut from a very special stone called Snowflake Obsidian. It's called this because of the snow-like pattern on the deep black obsidian caused by extra minerals that formed within the stone. This gives the appearance of a snow falling on a pitch-black night. I thought it would look lovely as a buffalo set because of the many times I've seen buffalo in the snowy fields in Colorado. It would be a beautiful gift for the lover of the buffalo or the western world!
I hand cut each of my stones and then handcraft my jewelry to accentuate the natural beauty of the stone. Each stone is cut and then put through an exhaustive shaping, trimming and polishing process to get the most beautiful stone possible. Once the stone is completed, I hand wrap each setting to fit the stone so that each piece of jewelry is made for that particular stone. Every one of my stones is unique. You will never find two stones that are exactly alike. So, your piece is unique as you are!
THIS ITEM DOES NOT COME WITH CHAIN PICTURED ABOVE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO BUY A LEATHER CORD OR SILVER CHAIN TO GO WITH THIS PENDANT, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA ETSY.
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Snowflake obsidian is regular obsidian with beautiful crystalline gray and white forms within the stone itself that give it a snowy pattern. It's a natural volcanic glass containing white 'snowflake' crystal patterns of the mineral cristobalite, originated due to partial crystallization of the glass. It forms in the latest stages of volcanic eruptions and is commonly used in jewelry making.
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Yes, I do custom orders! Click on the Custom Order Request link on the home page or in any one of my listings. I'll let you know if I have those stones. I have LOTS of inventory but not all of it is listed so it's very possible that I may already have what you are looking for.
With any custom request, please provide exact dimensions (length, width, thickness and shape). Pictures are encouraged and welcomed as it makes the custom cutting process much easier.
Yes, all my cabochons are american-made. A majority of my stones are mined in the American West--Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, etc. I cut all my stones in my home shop here in sunny Florida.
My stones are very sturdy. They are all backed with a hard black epoxy that increases their strength and stability, but they will crack and break if dropped on a hard surface such as tile or concrete. They are very tough when it comes to setting and bezeling them but don't play catch with them ;)
Yes, I can cut different shapes than those I have listed. Please click the Custom Order Rquest link on the home page or in any listing. Not everything is cuttable although I can generally make it work. I will let you know if I can do it and then give you an estimate on the project. For totally new shapes, there WILL be an additional "lapidary design fee" of $50 on the order. Sketches, drawings or pictures are encouraged. But exact dimensions are a must.
No, I do not do silversmithing. I do no bezel, inlay or solder silver or gold. But I do know many fine silversmiths who would like to help you with your silversmithing needs. Message me and will provide you with some names.
Yes! I have a huge inventory from years of stone cutting. Not all of it is posted in my store. Often I have more than one of the cabochons you are looking for.
Since we are dealing with natural rock they will not be exactly identical in color or matrix, but I can generally get pretty close. I do however have the same shapes in many different, stones colors and sizes.
If I don't have more in stock, I can generally cut what you want but for new cuttings I require a $60 minimum order.
Just click the Custom Order Request link, explain what you want with dimensions, stone type and look and I will give you a price quote.
Yes! I can make any of my stones into a pair of earrings or pendant. All of my shaped cabochons have this as an option for an extra fee.
If you wish to have a standard cabochon (square, oval, triangle, circle, etc.) made into jewelry, you would have to click the Custom Order Request button in the listing. I would then be able to give you a price quote.
Pair of earrings: Additional $25 (2 stones drilled with sterling silver eyehook, bail and french ear wires)
Pendant: Additional $15 (1 stone drilled with sterling silver eyehook and bail)