*Willow Creek jasper heart cut by Gary Wilson
*Chinese keshi and freshwater pearls
*Oxidized Rhodium-plated sterling chain with Moonstones
*Sterling setting, beads, findings, earrings
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Length: 17.5" - 21.5" (44 cm - 54 cm) Shown on model at shortest length
Centerpiece: 1.25" x 1.25" (3 cm x 3 cm)
Weight: 1.7 oz (48 gm)

Earring drop length: 1" (2.5 cm)
Earring weight: 1.9 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

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Willow Creek Heart Necklace and Earrings

Willow Creek Heart Necklace
Willow Creek Heart Necklace Detail
Willow Creek Heart Necklace on model
Willow Creek Heart Earrings
Willow Creek Heart Necklace
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Here's a sweet piece from my "tiny pendants" series. The heart is only about 1.25" wide. It is complemented by pearls and a delicate chain with moonstones.

Willow Creek jasper is one of the finest porcelain jaspers. It is known for its soft pastel colors. It occurs only in one location near Eagle, Idaho. For such a delicate stone it's hard to realize that recovering it requires difficult hard-rock mining. It forms in the center of thundereggs (which we discussed here), and those eggs often have to be dislodged with explosives followed by digging with the backhoe then hand work with pry bars. It takes a sledgehammer and wedges to open the eggs themselves. Philip Stephenson shows fascinating photos of the area where the material is found here, along with a photo of the mine owner standing next to a thunderegg that is almost as big as he is!

Melody (below) mentions that a thunderegg may draw like-minded people to you. The heart shape surely assists in this by signalling one's own heart is open to others.

This necklace can be worn with business attire and with casual outfits. I hope you will order it today and enjoy the company its sweet energy may draw to you.