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a 14k yellow gold pendant featuring 3 cast leaves and a black rose cut diamond
This pendant is one of a kind
Available as a pendant only or on an 18" 14k yellow gold chain
* this piece is currently at a gallery but is still available for sale. Please allow an extra week of shipping time to receive it.
This pendant is totally one of a kind. I made it by molding and casting dried up leaves from the Baja California desert. I found these leaves while I was on a sea kayaking course for a week. I was without contact to the outside world and could only travel with what would fit in my kayak. I would have gathered so many shells, sticks and leaves if I had had more space. Because of my limited storage and transportation space I had to be very selective about what I picked up and brought home. This leaf made the cut! I loved it because it was sturdy enough to be molded, but it still had so much delicate detail in the veins. I brought it home and molded it with a rubber mold common to jewelers. Now I am able to inject molten wax into the mold to make wax replicas of the original leaf. Then I can cast the wax models into the metal of my choosing. This pendant is made from three cast replicas of the same leaf. Each leaf is now solid 14k yellow gold. Each still has the tiny intricate details of the natural leaf, which is just amazing. To make this pendant something really special, I literally melted the ends of the leaves and some gold wire around a dark grey rose cut diamond. Not many gemstones can take the heat of a torch right on them, but a diamond can. The result is an amazingly unique piece that both honors nature and features a solitaire diamond. This pendant can be purchased alone or on an 18" yellow gold chain. Longer and shorter chains may be custom ordered to be sure that this piece represents you and your unique style.