Every now and then, I have a mishap in my studio. Either I burn myself, lose a 2mm faceted stone or break a stone. This time, it was a broken stone. Cried for a minute but then I had a lightbulb moment. I remembered Kintsugi. An ancient Japanese method of fixing broken pottery with metal without hiding the cracks and that's what I did with this piece. The whole time I was making it, I kept going over this in my head "just because it's broken doesn't mean it can't be beautiful". I feel like that line is apt for 2020.
This is a Sonoran Turquoise mined in Mexico. The metal face I did a hand texture on and the bezel is hammer set roughly on purpose to add more character to the piece. All edges are sanded smooth so, you don't have to worry about jagged pieces catching on anything.
Necklace is 18 inches long. Focal piece is 2.1 inches long and 0.95 inch at widest.