A real wee piece of Scotland - native Pyrite, which forms in amazing cube shapes, embedded in the slate rock of the Scottish island of Easdale. We've taken this fascinating natural material and through our cutting and polishing processes, have produced a native 'gemstone' which has been crafted by our skilled silversmith into this truly unique and unusual pendant. Pendant measures roughly 35x16x5mm including bail, and comes with a complimentary 18" sterling silver chain.
Easdale Gold Sterling Silver Pendant
Easdale is the smallest permanently inhabited island of the Inner Hebrides and is known as 'the island that roofed the world' due to the large amount of slate that was once quarried there and put to use as tiles. Adam visited in spring 2015 with a BBC camera crew to gather our raw material. The beautiful cubic pyrite that is naturally dotted throughout certain areas of slate caused it to be rejected by the quarrymen, who knew that it wouldn't make good roofing material - doesn't it look spectacular as jewellery though?