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Three hand formed stones are stacked, with smaller silver shards between them, like a cairn left behind to mark your way. The stones are rough, as stones are, textured, asymmetrical and irregular. Threaded onto a heavy gauge wire that I've balled the end of, with a wrapped loop at the top through which is threaded a heavy silver figure of 8 loop that attaches the chain - one end is permanently attached, the other is a small silver lobster clasp.

The whole piece has been tumbled for strength and shine, before being quite heavily patinated to a deep rich peacock blue colour, with red, purple, gold, green flashes. This really has produced some amazing colours!

The chain is 57cm (22.5") long, with the pendant measuring 5cm (2") from the top of the 8 loop to the bottom of the stack. The stones vary in length from 2.5cm (1") for the longest to 1.5cm for the shortest. They're all around 1cm wide, and between .5 and 1cm tall. The stack itself measures 2.5cm (1").

Formed by hand, from PMC (precious metal clay) and then fired, this piece is 99.9% solid silver.
Please bear in mind that an "organic" piece is not perfectly smooth, nor perfectly shaped. It's intended to look like something which may have been created in nature - a little worn, and irregular.

I pack my jewellery into a suitable container - a small box, a little pouch - depending on the item. If you prefer that I don't use the box, to cut down on shipping costs, please let me know. If I can safely package an item without the box, and have it come in under 2cm I'm happy to do that. But you have to say so in comments to seller.
Please also let me know if you'd prefer I not use recycled/re-used packing materials.

This item includes FREE SHIPPING within Australia.
The international shipping quoted for this item covers parcel post charges. Australia Post guidelines limit the height of letter post to 2cm. If your package comes in at under 2cm, and I am able to pay only letter postage rates I will refund you the difference.
If you live in a country other than those listed feel free to purchase from me anyway, and I'll refund you any overpayment for postage. The prices listed are for the zones used by Australia Post. You can see which zone your country falls into in my shipping policies.
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Please see my profile for a summary of my shipping charges.No responsibility can be take once the item is posted. Please consider taking insurance on your package. See my profile for more details. Convo me and I can send you an adjusted invoice.

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melanie j cook

Cairn - fine silver stacked stones, necklace.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fine silver, sterling silver, chain
  • Ships worldwide from Brisbane, Australia
  • Feedback: 262 reviews
  • Favorited by: 22 people