Planespheric Astrolabe Pendant - silver and blue paua - 1
Planespheric Astrolabes were historically used by astronomers and navigators to measure the inclined position in the sky of a celestial body, day or night. The word astrolabe means "the one that catches the heavenly bodies".
I handcut these layers of sterling silver to create this design. I cut them by hand using a tiny sawblade (no lasers!). I then riveted the top layer of sterling silver, and the backing layer of sterling silver, around a central layer of blue tinted New Zealand paua shell. They are held together with sterling silver rivets.
This pendant is 3cm in diameter, and is hung on a 45cm sterling silver chain.
Your purchase will come carefully packaged in a gift box complete with wax seal.