Ruby in matrix gemstone handmade sterling silver pendant necklace

image shows side profile of the ruby in matrix pendant, dispolaying a celtic style plaiting in silver, around the stone, and two loops at the top as a bail
image shows front view close up of the ruby in matrix pendant, dispolaying a celtic style plaiting in silver, around the stone, and two loops at the top as a bail
photo close up of the front profile of the ruby in matrix pendant, dispolaying a celtic style plaiting in silver, around the stone, and two loops at the top as a bail
photo shows the back of the ruby in matrix pendant, displaying a Celtic style plaiting in silver, around the stone. The bezel is open backed and you can see the stone
photo shows the ruby in matrix pendant next to a centimetre ruler, it measures approx jst over 1 cm long
photo shows the ruby in matrix pendant next to an inch ruler, it measures approx just under half an inch long
image shows the ruby in matrix pendant with a back light behind it, showing the colours of the stone, which are mainly a pinkihs-red with spots of black and cream areas
photo shows full length of the pendant complete oin the silver trace chain it comes on

ruby in matrix pendant celtic style necklace handmade in 925 sterling silver

£ 90.00       One available, free shipping

Handmade in my small artisan workshop, this stunning tiny natural gemstone pendant is made from a host matrix rock, with genuine ruby through out.

This unusual stone comes from Norway, and arrived to me in its natural raw form.  After a careful cutting and a fingertip polish, it was securely enclosed in solid sterling silver, using intricate Celtic inspired pattern silver wire work.

The inspiration for this design was one of roots, and how things are intertwined and woven together to create a unique new story - very apt in this case as the rock-matrix and ruby are 'woven together' in a sense, by what would have been powerful geological forces many years ago, to create this fascinating blended stone.

I've attached this one of a kind pendant on to a solid 925 sterling silver chain so you can wear it straight away, and as this is a handmade artisan item, the photos show you the exact item you'll receive.


Pendant size (including bail):  tiny,  1.2cm x 1cm

Necklace Length:   46cm   (18 inches)

Stone: solid matrix host rock which includes feldspar and biotite, with genuine ruby gemstone present throughout. 

Stone Size:  7x5mm  (approx, freeform cabochon)

Stone Treatment:  untreated, natural

Stone Origin: Kleggåsen Quarry, Froland, Agder, Norway 

Metal: 925 sterling silver 

Technical: gemstone cut and polished in UK and pendant handmade in UK. No electrical or gas powered machines were used in the creation of this pendant; I'm an artisan who enjoys using hand tools and hand powered ancient-inspired lapidary techniques to cut natural untreated gemstones and make jewellery. (Please note the chain the pendant is attached to is made in Italy).

Care: Please note this is quite a delicate pendant, made with intricate fine sterling silver wire work, and so probably isn't suitable for excess daily wear (occasional wear is fine). It's best to store it away from other jewellery to avoid it being scratched or the Celtic-inspired weaving being damaged. It can be cleaned by gently wiping it with a damp cloth, patting dry immediately afterward.



Norwegian Ruby in Matrix Gemstone Knowledge

If you'd like to know more about this beautiful stone, the article below is really good (PDF file, opens new window) 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE MINERALOGY OF NORWAY (No. 19. Red corundum of Froland at Arendal). 

By CHRISTOFFER 0FTEDAHL 



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