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Bronzeville Estate Jewelry

Handmade Vintage Inspired Silver Compass & Iolite Necklace

Handmade Vintage Inspired Silver Compass & Iolite Necklace

Regular price $250.00 USD
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This rustic compass charm is crafted from pure silver metal clay (see process below).  I love compasses, they have always been synonymous with navigation and helping one find their way when lost or searching for their destination.

The other charm is a rose cut iolite gem in a beautiful bluish-purple color.  It’s set in a 14kt gold bezel and a sterling silver setting. Historically, iolite was known as the Viking’s compass as it has polarizing properties so when sailing Vikings would use it to neutralize the sun's rays.

The combination is such a lovely nod to travel, history, and all things nautical.

Metal clay process - The medium I use to create the compass pendant is known as Metal Clay and it consists of recycled silver from photo negatives mixed in an organic binder. In this case I used a wax stamp to make an impression on the clay, then I fire in a kiln where the binder burns away and the piece that remains is .999 pure silver.  I then oxidize (darken) it in order to bring out the texture and polish the high points to create a nice contrast.

Pure silver metal clay compass
14kt gold bezel
Sterling paper clip chain 18"
Spring ring clasp

You purchase will arrive in my branded box 

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