Thunder and Marcasite Cairn

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Thunder and Marcasite Cairn

95.00

This Cairn, or stack of stones, features a special Thunder Egg Agate on top. It looks clear but picks up different hues of the spectrum to appear tinted. Below that is a carved piece of Sterling Silver revealing Copper underneath. The next stone is a very detailed Marcasite Plume Agate that looks like a meteor shower of red shooting stars. At the bottom of the stack another Marcasite Plume Agate boasts both a bit of Angel Wing white and a streak of sparkling black Marcasite.

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The stones are set in Fine Silver on a mixed metal base. The base is comprised of Copper (so the carving will reveal it), Sterling Silver, and Fine Silver worked with heat and hammer until they are combined into sheet metal. This new technique I refer to as ‘Tectonic Plate’ shows on the back of the piece. Both the Thunder Egg up top and the Marcasite Plume Agate in the middle are left ‘backless’ to let the light through. The spheres on the lower stack are Fine Silver.

This ensemble hangs from your neck by a 3.5mm Greek Leather Cord and Sterling Silver hook and loop clasp. These stones were sourced in Oregon, hand polished, and the setting fabricated from scratch by Karen Britt. Each piece is a one of a kind piece of art, because no two stones are the same and the settings are created by hand, no two pieces are the same (even the earrings). It should be mentioned that all stones are used in their natural state; never dyed or heated to change their appearance. All the metals used are either recycled or fair, humane trade verified and all components used in the jewelry will return to the earth leaving no footprint. Thank you for enjoying the art.