Unusual find, this one!!!
Pendant is a Pyrite Sun Black Shale matrix found in Sparta Illinois. Also called “miners’ dollars”, disk-shaped concretions of pyrite with minor amounts of marcasite. These are found in Pennsylvanian-age rocks, approx 300 million years old, 200-250 feet below ground in coal mines.
Pyrite sun is attached with supple mustard leather onto brass chain; 2- thin-sliced AB geodes flank the Sun. The Sun is more golden than what the camera captured.
Closure is a supple mustard deerskin leather with a slide bead, allows for longer or shorter lengths – your choice
This beauty weighs 4.32 oz (for reference, a standard can of pop/soda weighs 12 oz)
Overall length end-to-end: varies from approx 18-48 inches, add 3-inch pendant drop
When on, nape to chest: varies from approx 9-24 inches, add pendant drop
Pyrite Sun: approx 68x77x7 mm
Geode slices: approx 27x19x6 mm
Due to the natural variation of certain stones and the differences in monitor settings, colors may vary slightly from what is pictured here. A ruler and/or a US one cent coin is pictured with this jewelry piece for component sizing reference. Before placing your order, please review store policies in the "About Alexis Noelle" section. Thank you for supporting handmade. Thank you for visiting my shop.