Original Design by Steven J. Douglas.
Rare, carved Oregon Chalcedony Gem set in a one of a kind 14K yellow gold pendant.
Designed and made by Steven James Douglas, exclusively for The Sunstone Store.
About Oregon Chalcedony
The inspiration for this unique piece of jewelry is a gem quality, Lavender Chalcedony from Sweet Home, Oregon. The chalcedony was hand carved by Ken Rose, a talented lapidary artist from Bend, Oregon. This semi translucent & near perfect gem is extremely rare.
A very light green Oregon Sunstone is also bezel set into the design which is made of solid 14K yellow gold.
Chain is available separately. Purchase the 20″ chain that is shown in the photo. This Franco link style chain is an appropriate weight for the size of the pendant, measuring 1.35mm in thickness.
Dimensions for the pendant:
- 1.25 inches wide
- 1.00 inches long
- .33 inches deep
Steven Douglas bought a handful of rough Oregon Holly Blue Agate some 20 years ago from a rockhound that had access to the site at the time. He commissioned Bend, Oregon gem carver, Ken Rose, to create this singular gem with its sensual form. After 20 years and a handful of sketches Steven arrived at the design that would become this one-of-a-kind pendant. Hand built from 14 karat gold stock, most of which Steven alloyed and milled himself, this pendant is designed to compliment but not detract from the beauty of this carved gem.
Built in his unique style that blends a contemporary aesthetic with traditional two-tier galleried construction, this is truly a one-off piece. Never to be duplicated every detail was carefully thought out. The design of this piece allows the chain to be hidden behind the “sun.” While the size, color and placement of the Oregon Sunstone that compliments and balances the piece. White, yellow and rose gold are used dependent on various aesthetic and mechanical considerations important to both the durability and beauty of this Oregon Holly Blue pendant.