*Spider Web Jasper cabochons cut by Gary Wilson (can you see the Cheshire cat in the centerpiece?)
*Pearls, Chinese keshi pearls, jasper roses
*Sterling settings, beads, earring posts, findings
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Length: 16.5" - 24" (42 cm - 61cm)
Centerpiece: 1.75" x 3.5" (4.5 cm x 9 cm)
Weight: 3.6 oz (101 gm)

Earrings: 11/16" x .5" (2 cm x 1.4 cm)
Earring weight: 2.6 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

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Cheshire Cat Set

Cheshire Cat Necklace
Cheshire Cat Necklace Detail
Cheshire Cat Necklace Back
Cheshire Cat Necklace Back
Cheshire Cat Earrings
Cheshire Cat Set
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Gary Wilson cut this suite of spider web jasper with the image of the Cheshire Cat in the centerpiece. It was surprising to see it called "spider web" because I have a lot of black material with fine red lines that I thought was "spider web" so what's going on? I found a discussion of this olive/red material, apparently discovered on the Oregon/Idaho border in the early '60s by Phil Pegra's dad. The commentator claims it is called Pegratite though neither Dr. Pough nor Mr. Google seem to have heard of that name. Apparently the stones in this necklace are the traditional spider web. My black/red material (which I may make up someday) is called "Spiderman Jasper." So there you have it!

The webs in these stones are most evident in the pendant, clasp and earrings. The centerpiece is dominated by the cat and a big red rose, so I put more jasper roses in the composition with pearls. I hope you will enjoy the luscious colors which are neutral enough to go with many outfits.