Hexagonal Sterling Silver Dendritic Agate Intarsia Pendant
Hexagonal Sterling Silver Dendritic Agate Intarsia Pendant. In the center of the intarsia work is a hyper-detailed piece of dendritic agate. Dendritic agates have iron or magnesium inclusions which grow in a neuronal pattern, like the appearance of the very same axons and dendrites in our brains seen under a powerful microscope. For those more akin to the study of botany than neurology, these specimens are often also referred to as Nature's Paintbrush as they resemble a scenic landscape.
• Dendritic agate with black onyx and white agate intarsia
• Each stone is unique and dendritic pattern varies
• Backed with black onyx
• Vintage sterling silver bail and bezel
• 18” Modern sterling chain
• Pendant: 70mm x 40mm x 4mm
• Long hexagon shape
• Hand-crafted in Japan
You will receive the largest style shown here with the black onyx border - the others are lower-priced "friends" in the same series without the intarsia inlay. See our Oval and Diamond Shaped pendants.
Intarsia Inlay is the jewelry making technique of cutting stones to fit precisely against each other; this form of Inlay is prized as it can be rather tricky and unforgiving as the pieces must fit so snugly against each other.
These are vintage deadstock pendants with an estimate on age being from 1960-1970. Each is in good vintage condition with some patina. We've polished them up a bit already for you, but you may choose to polish further if you so desire, but these have earned their patina and many people enjoy seeing beauty of the aged silver!
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