Our stylized take on the classic cross iconography, the 'Kells Cross III' pendant is a striking statement around the neck. Sculpted and skeletonized sterling silver pendant that is reversible, with a day/night or yin/yang motif that showcases 100 million year-old fossil dinosaur bone, and black onyx on the opposite side. Offered on our sterling silver box chain, and finished with a fine sterling silver clasp. This piece wears big and bold without being too heavy – modern with a nod to heraldry of the past.
2 1/8" tall, 1.5" wide
Dinosaur Bone is probably the most exotic of our fossil materials — the fossil comes from a 100 million year-old Apatosaurus. Found and sourced in Utah, dinosaur bone offers the possibility of owning one of the most ancient zoological testaments of the planet. The colors can vary from red to brown, black and green, depending on the minerals surrounding the bone as it became petrified.
Here is a stunning 40lb specimen we shot here at the studio.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.
Onyx is a stone that appears in various cultures and it is regarded as one of the most popular gemstones in the world.
It is a type of oxide mineral that has dominant silica ingredients. The stone itself is famous for beautiful, silky luster that also looks vitreous if the stone is already treated and polished. Black colored onyx is of course the most famous and sought out variant.
Onyx is also part of gemstone metaphysical theories and gemstone healing therapies.