A sterling and rock crystal quartz kinetic pendant, with rotating sphere and orbital circles, inspired by pools of light jewelry of the Victorian Era.
Hand-fabricated start to finish from sterling silver stock. Three concentric circles rotate around and within each other on two different axes. The inner most circle holds a 7mm natural, undrilled quartz sphere in four dual-sided prongs. The frame has been blackened, with burnished details and the prongs left shiny.
In the Victorian Era, it was believed that the light play of the undrilled rock crystal sphere was a tiny spirit trapped inside. Quartz acts as a natural lens, focusing light to create a crisp, inverted image of the scene behind it. It will also project a pin point of dancing white light. I designed and built this pendant with planetary orbital paths, globes and armillaries in mind. It is fabulous to fidget with.
The pendant measures approximately 20mm across and comes on a 16-inch sterling silver rolo chain. Available in polished silver and oxidized silver finishes. Please specify your preference in the order notes.