South Dakota Made Stone Pendants

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$20.00 PN800c   This is a gorgeous  pendant made from a 21mm x 35mm Bahia Agate stone from Brazil.  It measures 1 1/2" from the top of the bail to the bottom of the stone and the bail size is 1/8". This piece was hand crafted and created right here at The Rock Shed. (see the note below if you are interested in how they are made). The pendant  is a one-of-a-kind work of art!

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To make these pendants we select a nice quality piece of rough rock.               See Jewelry Making Photos

 Step 1 - we cut a slab off of the rough material using a lapidary saw and cut it to a desirable shape for jewelry. 

Step 2 - On hard materials such as agate and jasper we use our lapidary grinder to hand grind the shape that we want the pendant to be.  This step also involves sanding it to a smooth shape.  Note:  Softer materials we do all the steps from sanding through to polish  by hand on this machine. 

Step 3 - After sanding the harder materials to a smooth shape we run them in a rock tumbler to finish the stone using 3 different stages 220 grit, 500 grit and polish.

Step 4 - After the stone is polished we drill the stone to accept a finding, add a chain and it is ready to wear and enjoy.

Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.

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Bahia Agate

$20.00 PN801b   Here's another fantastic hand crafted pendant by Gene and the crew at the Rock Shed. This original pendant is made from a 38mm x 39mm Laguna Agate stone. The full length of the pendant is nearly 1 7/8" with a 1/8" bail  (see the note below if you are interested in how they are made).

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To make these pendants we select a nice quality piece of rough rock.               See Jewelry Making Photos

 Step 1 - we cut a slab off of the rough material using a lapidary saw and cut it to a desirable shape for jewelry. 

Step 2 - On hard materials such as agate and jasper we use our lapidary grinder to hand grind the shape that we want the pendant to be.  This step also involves sanding it to a smooth shape.  Note:  Softer materials we do all the steps from sanding through to polish  by hand on this machine. 

Step 3 - After sanding the harder materials to a smooth shape we run them in a rock tumbler to finish the stone using 3 different stages 220 grit, 500 grit and polish.

Step 4 - After the stone is polished we drill the stone to accept a finding, add a chain and it is ready to wear and enjoy.

Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.

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Laguna Agate

$16.00 PN802b   Here's another great hand crafted pendant by The Rock Shed Crew. This original pendant is made from a 32mm x 30mm Kambaba Jasper stone. It has a 1/4" bail and measures 1 7/8" total length.  (see the note below if you are interested in how they are made). Very Pretty!

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To make these pendants we select a nice quality piece of rough rock.               See Jewelry Making Photos

Step 1 - we cut a slab off of the rough material using a lapidary saw and cut it to a desirable shape for jewelry. 

Step 2 - On hard materials such as agate and jasper we use our lapidary grinder to hand grind the shape that we want the pendant to be.  This step also involves sanding it to a smooth shape.  Note:  Softer materials we do all the steps from sanding through to polish  by hand on this machine. 

Step 3 - After sanding the harder materials to a smooth shape we run them in a rock tumbler to finish the stone using 3 different stages 220 grit, 500 grit and polish.

Step 4 - After the stone is polished we drill the stone to accept a finding, add a chain and it is ready to wear and enjoy.

Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Picture Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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Kambaba Jasper

$16.00 PN803c   This original pendant is made from a 21mm x 41mm Prairie Agate from  South Dakota.  This gorgeous Agate has great agate designs with excellent banding with various earth tone colors. It has a 1/8" bail and has been polished in the Rock Shed's own Lapidary department. A stunning hand crafted work of art from the Rock Shed Crew. A very special stone from a very special place!  (see the note below if you are interested in how they are made).

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To make these pendants we select a nice quality piece of rough rock.               See Jewelry Making Photos

Step 1 - we cut a slab off of the rough material using a lapidary saw and cut it to a desirable shape for jewelry. 

Step 2 - On hard materials such as agate and jasper we use our lapidary grinder to hand grind the shape that we want the pendant to be.  This step also involves sanding it to a smooth shape.  Note:  Softer materials we do all the steps from sanding through to polish  by hand on this machine. 

Step 3 - After sanding the harder materials to a smooth shape we run them in a rock tumbler to finish the stone using 3 different stages 220 grit, 500 grit and polish.

Step 4 - After the stone is polished we drill the stone to accept a finding, add a chain and it is ready to wear and enjoy.

Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.

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Prairie Agate

$16.00 PN804b Here's something a little different, a pendant made from a nearly 1 1/4"x 1 3/8" polished Ammonite from Morocco. This pendant was drilled and assembled here at the Rock Shed. Very nice!

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Ammonites are extinct members of the cephalopod group of mollusks. Only a limited number of species have survived to the present day which includes the squid and the chambered nautilus. Ammonites had a multi-chambered shell, and added more chambers as it grew, always living in the outer chamber.  They lived in the Cretaceous period some 63 to 130 million years ago.

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Ammonite

$16.00 PN805b  This original pendant is made from a 29mm x 34mm Montana Moss Agate stone from Montana.  This gorgeous agate has great shape,  pretty color and moss design. It has a 1/4" bail.  Another winning design and creation from Gene's Lapidary Department!  (see the note below if you are interested in how they are made).

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To make these pendants we select a nice quality piece of rough rock.               See Jewelry Making Photos

Step 1 - we cut a slab off of the rough material using a lapidary saw and cut it to a desirable shape for jewelry. 

Step 2 - On hard materials such as agate and jasper we use our lapidary grinder to hand grind the shape that we want the pendant to be.  This step also involves sanding it to a smooth shape.  Note:  Softer materials we do all the steps from sanding through to polish  by hand on this machine. 

Step 3 - After sanding the harder materials to a smooth shape we run them in a rock tumbler to finish the stone using 3 different stages 220 grit, 500 grit and polish.

Step 4 - After the stone is polished we drill the stone to accept a finding, add a chain and it is ready to wear and enjoy.

Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.

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Montana Moss Agate

$12.00 PN806c  Here's a something a little different, a beautiful pendant made from a Chalcedony stone. This pendant measures 21mm x 32mm with a 1/8" bail. It has fabulous color, design. It is yet another great creation, made in South Dakota by the Rock Shed crew. A truly one-of-a-kind original!  (see the note below if you are interested in how they are made).

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To make these pendants we select a nice quality piece of rough rock.               See Jewelry Making Photos

Step 1 - we cut a slab off of the rough material using a lapidary saw and cut it to a desirable shape for jewelry. 

Step 2 - On hard materials such as agate and jasper we use our lapidary grinder to hand grind the shape that we want the pendant to be.  This step also involves sanding it to a smooth shape.  Note:  Softer materials we do all the steps from sanding through to polish  by hand on this machine. 

Step 3 - After sanding the harder materials to a smooth shape we run them in a rock tumbler to finish the stone using 3 different stages 220 grit, 500 grit and polish.

Step 4 - After the stone is polished we drill the stone to accept a finding, add a chain and it is ready to wear and enjoy.

Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths of the minerals quartz and moganite.  Chalcedony has a waxy luster, and may be semitransparent or translucent. It can assume a wide range of colors, but those most commonly seen are white to gray, grayish-blue or a shade of brown ranging from pale to nearly black.

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Chalcedony

$18.00 PN807c  This is a lovely pendant made from Boulder Opal from Mexico. This perfectly polished stone measures 21mm x 35mm with a 1/8" bail. A really great item!  (see the note below if you are interested in how they are made).

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To make these pendants we select a nice quality piece of rough rock.               See Jewelry Making Photos

Step 1 - we cut a slab off of the rough material using a lapidary saw and cut it to a desirable shape for jewelry. 

Step 2 - On hard materials such as agate and jasper we use our lapidary grinder to hand grind the shape that we want the pendant to be. This step also involves sanding it to a smooth shape.  Note:  Softer materials we do all the steps from sanding through to polish  by hand on this machine. 

Step 3 - After sanding the harder materials to a smooth shape we run them in a rock tumbler to finish the stone using 3 different stages 220 grit, 500 grit and polish.

Step 4 - After the stone is polished we drill the stone to accept a finding, add a chain and it is ready to wear and enjoy.

The internal structure of precious opal makes it diffract light; depending on the conditions in which it formed it can take on many colors. Precious opal ranges from clear through white, gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, magenta, rose, pink, slate, olive, brown, and black. Of these hues, the reds against black are the most rare, whereas white and greens are the most common. It varies in optical density from opaque to semi-transparent.

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Boulder Opal

$12.00 PN808c  This is a lovely pendant made from Kambaba Jasper. This colorful stone measures 19mm x 32mm with a 1/4" bail and decorative clasp. A really great item!  (see the note below if you are interested in how they are made).

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To make these pendants we select a nice quality piece of rough rock.               See Jewelry Making Photos

Step 1 - we cut a slab off of the rough material using a lapidary saw and cut it to a desirable shape for jewelry. 

Step 2 - On hard materials such as agate and jasper we use our lapidary grinder to hand grind the shape that we want the pendant to be.  This step also involves sanding it to a smooth shape.  Note:  Softer materials we do all the steps from sanding through to polish  by hand on this machine. 

Step 3 - After sanding the harder materials to a smooth shape we run them in a rock tumbler to finish the stone using 3 different stages 220 grit, 500 grit and polish.

Step 4 - After the stone is polished we drill the stone to accept a finding, add a chain and it is ready to wear and enjoy.

Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Picture Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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Kambaba Jasper

$18.00 PN809b  This is a very pretty pendant made from Brecciated Jasper. This colorful stone measures 27mm x 60mm with a 3/8" bail and decorative clasp. A really great item!  (see the note below if you are interested in how they are made).

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To make these pendants we select a nice quality piece of rough rock.               See Jewelry Making Photos

Step 1 - we cut a slab off of the rough material using a lapidary saw and cut it to a desirable shape for jewelry. 

Step 2 - On hard materials such as agate and jasper we use our lapidary grinder to hand grind the shape that we want the pendant to be.  This step also involves sanding it to a smooth shape.  Note:  Softer materials we do all the steps from sanding through to polish  by hand on this machine. 

Step 3 - After sanding the harder materials to a smooth shape we run them in a rock tumbler to finish the stone using 3 different stages 220 grit, 500 grit and polish.

Step 4 - After the stone is polished we drill the stone to accept a finding, add a chain and it is ready to wear and enjoy.

Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Picture Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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Brecciated Jasper

$20.00 PN810c  Here's a rare item. A beautiful Lapis stone.  This pretty stone measures 29mm x 32mm with a 1/8" bail. A very special stone!!  (see the note below if you are interested in how they are made).

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To make these pendants we select a nice quality piece of rough rock.               See Jewelry Making Photos

Step 1 - we cut a slab off of the rough material using a lapidary saw and cut it to a desirable shape for jewelry. 

Step 2 - On hard materials such as agate and jasper we use our lapidary grinder to hand grind the shape that we want the pendant to be.  This step also involves sanding it to a smooth shape.  Note:  Softer materials we do all the steps from sanding through to polish  by hand on this machine. 

Step 3 - After sanding the harder materials to a smooth shape we run them in a rock tumbler to finish the stone using 3 different stages 220 grit, 500 grit and polish.

Step 4 - After the stone is polished we drill the stone to accept a finding, add a chain and it is ready to wear and enjoy.

 

Lapis is a stone with a long tradition of being considered a gem.  It is usually deep blue in color and is opaque.  It is a rock and not a mineral as it is made up from various other minerals.  The main component is Lazurite which is a Feldspar Silicate.  Lapis may also contain Calcite, Sodalite and Pyrite.  It is found worldwide.

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Lapis

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