Rock Shelf Pendant
Inspired by textured rock shelves at the Northern tip of Kings Beach in Caloundra, QLD. This unique pendant is hand carved in wax, before being cast in sterling silver. It is set with responsibly sourced rough sapphires from Madagascar. The gems are multi-coloured from blue, green to pink and purple. It hangs on a 40cm sterling silver faceted ball chain.
The story of the stones: These sapphires were found by women miners in Madagascar, who fossick in areas around their villages in order to secure an income for their families. Their purchase by my gemologist, and subsequently me, means the women were paid a fair price for their stones, rather than selling to dealers, with an ambiguous and long supply chain, for a fraction of the price.