Hand-carved Argillite pendant, natural Canadian stone unique fantasy design necklace. The stone origin’s Haida Gwaii the only place in the world where this type of black slate Argillite is found. I have purchased raw stones legally and carved and made jewelry pendants in my shop. The stone is not a typical gemstone, but since it’s rare to find the stone, it deserves to be shown as jewelry, for both sexes. The Argillite pendant is drilled and set with a sterling silver wire-created hanger, and with a 20″ x 1.5 mm silver plated snake chain necklace.
stone size: 42.8 x 17.5 x 6.6 mm 34.55 ct. overall pendant height, 52.7 mm
A limited quantity of raw Argillite is still in stock, custom shape and size pendant carving is welcome.
Argillite stone belongs to the Haida nation. The right to prospect it and sell it as an artifact was given to them by the Canadian government in exchange for banning the beaver trade.
For two centuries, no other argillite could leave the Queen Charlotte Islands than carved art pieces. Lately, however, more and more chunks and pieces are appearing on the collectors’ market, especially in British Columbia.
That’s how we come by this large piece as well, and used to carve different symbolic and cute pendants.
The designs are unique, only one carved into each piece. Many others are available in our shop.
A limited quantity of raw Argillite stone is still available for custom carvings.
Most of the time, orders are shipped out the next business day, and never later than 2 business days. Tracking and shipping details are sent by email.
Within Canada, we use Canada Post with a regular 4-10 day delivery time. For USA first-class flat rate by USPS via chit-chat express, and overseas ASENDIA wherever available.
Local pick-up is also available, please contact us for the address and directions.
Wear this constantly, love it !!!
I love it!