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Silver plated quartz pendant

by Jo Baker

£195.00

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A large shard of white quartz embossed with copper wires is plated with silver in this striking pendant. Or alternatively could be worn as a brooch on a pin.

A large shard of white quartz embossed with copper wires is plated with silver in this striking pendant. Dramatic setting on a simple sterling silver chain. Or alternatively could be worn as a brooch on a pin.

The crystalline qualities of quartz are contrasted with silver in this unusual large pendant. First, copper was plated onto the stone and wire using the technique of electroforming, which deposits metal by passing an electric current through a conductive solution. Then the metal was over-plated in silver. This piece is part of a collection inspired by the larger experiments of American land-artist Robert Smithson. In the 1970s he poured asphalt, glue, rubble and other materials upon quarries, buildings and hillsides as comments on natural chaos, decay and geological forms.

925 silver copper quartz

Material

Copper, Quartz, Silver

Size Guide

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Also by Jo Baker

Jo Baker

Jewellery Designer

Making jewellery allows me to explore and express my love and curiosity for materials, natural processes, textures and forms in a tactile and sensual way. I have always been fascinated by the natural world and studied physics and astronomy; including spending 10 years in astronomical research working in the UK, Australia and the US; and landscape architecture. I currently work as an editor on the science journal Nature as well as writing books.

My current collection pays homage to American minimalist and land artist Robert Smithson. Drawing on his landscape-scale sculptures of poured asphalt and mirrors, geology and crystals, it explores the technique of pouring molten silver onto wire rings, frames and stones. The pieces exploit serendipity and chaos. Most are one-offs never to be repeated. They reveal silver’s fluid character.

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