Above, Alaska Nowitna river agate, silver setting, brass bear
Pendants by Miles
Buying just a pendant cost less then a necklace. You can supply a chain of your choice. One reason these are offered is for other jewelers to buy centerpieces for their necklace creations. Here is a like to commonly asked questions about material source, grading etc explanations
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I create my own pendants one at a time , no duplicates. In most cases I find my own raw materials, rocks wood fossils and prepare cut them myself. Most of my findings I custom cast. Brass and bronze are from old barge propellers. Copper is from antique copper water pipes from when they were made of solid copper. Bails are soldered shut. I began making pendants in 1965. I have created over 10,000 in my lifetime.
Turquoise pendant with bird
Dyed not a quality stone, set very well with lots of busy balanced metal and 3 Australian opals. Sterling silver setting, bronze flower bird copper stems. 2 x 1.5 x ¼ inches thick. Very flashy opal. Price reflects lower value turquoise.
Dinosaur bone pendant with butterfly
Dinosaur bone from Nenana river. Sterling silver bezel with brass butterfly. Double ring back to help keep it from flipping over. 2 x 1 x ¼ inches thick
Pendant silver jaguar
Australian opal and copper leaves. Double bail on back for stability and no flipping over. Great detail in cat – brilliant flashy small opal. 2 inches across.
pendant turquoise with rabbit
Small light pendant with Mexican turquoise set in sterling silver. Brass rabbit and flower. 1x1x ¼ inches thick. A unique setting . Natural not dyed or treated. quality turquoise
pendant agate with dragonfly
Alaskan carnelian agate with dragonfly cap and flowers soldered to sterling silver setting. Reversible. 1.5 x 1 x ¼ inch thick. Agate from Yukon River I cut myself
Pendant cut amethyst with swallow
Small dainty nice amethyst custom set in sterling bezel with brass swallow on top. Brazilian amethyst hand selected at Tucson gem show. Half inch across.
pendant Alaska green rock, bear
The stone is a not named Alaska river rock that resembles jade. Sterling silver bezel. Brass bear and cap with copper stem (as part of the setting that holds the stone in place.) 3 x 1.5 x over ¼ thick. Heavier than it looks – about an ounce
Nowitna agate pendant rabbit cap
2 x 1 1/2 inches, seen by penny for size in picture. I found the stone near Ruby Alaska on the Yukon River. Cut nd polished it, then decided a bronze rabbit would suit the design. Sterling silver stone setting shows off the stone with nothing across the stone that lets light pass through it. Light in weight, bail is behind rabbit.
Blue lapis pendant owl
2 x 1 inch see penny in picture for size. Brass owl and leaves are part of the setting. Sterling flower bezel. Very one of a kind. Trying a new way to set the stone. I cut and polished the rough stone acquired in Tucson. Bail is on owl. medium weight, not for those who want 'light.' A nice quality stone
Arctic conglomerate rock pendant- duck
2 x 2 triangle. This rock has no name and comes form above the arctic circle near an oil pipeline camp. This is mixture of jasper and volcanic ash. Takes a nice polish, is a hard stone I cut and polished myself. Set in sterling silver with brass duck . Ducks are very common in the arctic environment the stone comes from.
Necklace smokey quartz mother nature
Nicely cut smokey quartz centerpiece 1 ¾ x 1 ½ inches. 22 inches. Mother nature cast in local Alaska copper, has opal chip in her hand. Hematite beads. Green beads are Alaska jade. Long clear beads are natural rutilated quartz. Stone set in sterling, a unique setting that does not cover stone, lets light in and shows off stone. Custom clasp copper lizard and flower. Weighs 2.3 ounces.
Finished necklace fossil ivory opal
40,000 year old Alaska fossil mammoth tooth slice centerpiece. 23 inch overall. .9 ounces. Custom sliver setting opal on side, brass flower on top. Hematite and rose quartz beads. 2 red antique 1800’s white heart beads. Custom clasp of copper silver brass is rabbit and woman’s face (mother nature.)