Inspired by the sun and the beauty of the southwest and available in three styles, these sunburst necklaces feature a 5 mm genuine turquoise stone. Turquoise has been known to be a healing stone for mind, body, and spirit and is also associated with the 5th (throat) charka, which may improve communication.
To create my unique sun radiance design, I use a 20-step process which involves using heat from my torch (no solder) to fuse the hand-cut silver pieces to its base. I then cut and solder the sun onto the silver base. For the copper-bronze (copper with a bronze alloy), it is cast from the silver master. A patina is applied and hand polished to get the desired finish. For the gold vermeil, the silver pendnt is sent to my plater to get a heavy layer of 14K gold, which is called vermeil (2.5 times thicker than gold plating).
Size: 7/8-inch L x 3/4-inch W
Material: Oxidized sterling silver, copper bronze and sterling silver, or 14K gold vermeil and 14K gold gilled; nickel-free.
Chain length: 18 inches
Chain: 0.9 mm box chain in sterling silver or 0.7 mm box chain in 14K gold filled
Clasp: Lobster clasp for silver, spring clasp for gold
Packaging: 100% recyclable gift box and reusable bag for storage
Patina on copper-bronze necklace may vary from what is shown