the Kintsugi Turquoise Teardrop Necklace
Every so often a stone cracks. Sometimes it’s my fault and happens accidentally, other times maybe there was already a hairline fracture, or a weak spot that couldn’t be seen. It used to really upset me when a stone would crack, but now it excites me because it means I get to use the Japanese repair method of Kintsugi to create a one of a kind repair using silver dust and epoxy. These repaired pieces end up being some of my favorites because they have a character that other stones never will. They are wabi sabi, perfectly imperfect, and made more beautiful in their healed places… just like us humans. Slips on and off over the head, and plays nicely with other necklaces.
+ Handmade, one of a kind sterling silver pendant with Cloud Mountain Turquoise stone set in sterling silver
+ The stone had a small crack in it that I repaired in the Japanese method of Kintsugi, using powdered silver infused epoxy to create a beautiful, one of a kind repair.
+ Sterling silver pendant length is 1 11/16" long from the top of the jump ring to bottom of pendant, width is 5/8" at widest point.
+ UHS mountain sunrise/sunset makers mark on back of pendant.
+ Hand beaded necklace made with Czech glass beads, Kingman Turquoise beads, and a handmade sterling silver closure bead.
+ Strung on heavy duty waxed string and finished with a waxed knot under the sterling silver closure bead. 13” drop and 26” long strand.
+ Vintage style patina and oxidation with a slightly brushed look.
+ Please measure and re-measure before ordering to insure that you have the correct size before ordering. If you have questions about fit or sizing please contact me first as I do not accept returns or cancellations.
+ All items are handmade, this means that they are not perfect and are not meant to be. Any slight irregularities are to be considered normal and a beautiful part of buying something made by hand not a machine and not a reason for dissatisfaction.