Our stylized take on the classic cross iconography, the 'Kells Cross IV' 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 100,000 year-old fossil coral, 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
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.
According to geologists, this fossil coral is approximately 110,000 years old. Found in abundance in Florida quarry mines, these exquisite scales are hand-picked findings which would otherwise be crushed and used in cement. Fossil coral is not living coral, therefore has no odors.
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.