Faceted Jade Pendant
This Drop is made out of a “flower” type Jade from Wyoming, USA. The stone has some really nice inclusions along with unique light blue patches.
The design is a curved back drop leading down into a chisel edge at the front. I’ve faceted the sides to highlight the central plane.
I like making my drops with a curved back. Although it uses twice as much stone as a flat backed drop/carving and easily takes 2 -3 times as long to carve (With a flat back you just cut out the shape and the carving part is almost finished) it really adds something that makes the carving stand out plus sits on the chest more naturally and comfortably.