Pink Plume Fissures

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Pink Plume Fissures

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The birthplaces of the gemstones come up as inspiration for their settings often. In this case, the Pink Plume Agate from Graveyard Point, Oregon grew in a fissure of lava flow in delicate colors and patterns. Their home is not so delicate where the earth buckled and cracked under pressure and heat like the Sterling Silver and Copper simulates here. No two inceptions are ever the same and neither are these earrings.

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The bases are 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. The Plume Agates are set in Fine Silver and the Earring Wires are Sterling Silver.

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.