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Steampunk Bismuth Crystal Wire-Wrapped Pendant in Sterling Silver. Heather Jordan Heather Jordan Jewelry
This handcrafted steampunk pendant was made with a pink-orange-yellow-green-blue bismuth crystal, wrapped in solid, Sterling silver wire and features upcycled vintage watch parts and authentic uranium vaseline glass. The wire was oxidized naturally with egg yolk, then sealed in clear lacquer to resist tarnish and preserve the aged finish of the piece over time. The pendant, measures 55x43x22mm (2.2» X 1.7» X 0.9») and comes suspended on your choice of leather cord or chain. This is truly a one-of-a-kind piece, since each and every bismuth crystal is unique and it was wrapped to echo the dimensions and morphology of the crystal.

Bismuth is naturally a silvery-white color as a fresh crystal but acquires it's colorful, iridescent surface due to it's exposure to air and oxidation of it's surface. The spiral stair stepped structure of a bismuth crystal is the result of a higher growth rate around the outside edges than on the inside edges. The variations in the thickness of the oxide layer that forms on the surface of the crystal causes different wavelengths of light to interfere upon reflection, thus displaying a rainbow of colors. Wow!

Uranium glass fluoresces bright green under uv light and although it registers above background radiation on a Geiger counter, uranium glass is only negligibly radioactive and considered harmless. Uranium glass is often referred to as «vaseline glass» and acquired this nickname in the 1920s, given it's visual similarity to commercial petroleum jelly sold at that time. The term «vaseline glass» is still used widely in the United States and can refer to other kinds of glass that resemble it, but only glass that contains uranium fluoresces under black light, as shown.

This piece comes in a luxurious, black velvet jeweler's box, contained in a cardboard outer shell (so you can wrap the box without damaging the velvet); perfect for gift-giving. This is an heirloom-quality piece you can treasure for many years to come. It ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind.

*Comes with bismuth jewelry care card.
***Comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, filled in & signed by the artist; photo of the piece & materials are listed on the reverse side of the card.
***Buy direct from the artist here: https://heatherjordanj.com/collections/bismuth-titanium-druzys/products/steampunk-bismuth-crystal-wire-wrapped-pendant-in-antiqued-sterling-silver-with-uranium-glass
Steampunk Bismuth Crystal Wire-Wrapped Pendant in Sterling Silver
Jewelry,  Necklaces, Pendants
Author: Heather Jordan
2.3 x  2.8 x  5.6 cm  /   0.9 x  1.1 x  2.2 in
Medium: Silver  /   Origin: Arts of North America  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Sold by the Artist  /   Artists types: Independant artists  /   Style: Modern  /   Colors: Yellow  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: october 30, 2019 / Modified: january 24, 2020
Copyright Heather Jordan Jewelry

Steampunk Bismuth Crystal Wire-Wrapped Pendant in Sterling Silver
219 €  156 £  250 $ 
Heather Jordan Jewelry
Heather Jordan Jewelry
Jewelry Designers 
Toronto, Canada
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