African jade kintsugi pendant in a gold setting on chain
PLEASE READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION of this one-of-a-kind piece to understand its unique characteristics, how it's made, and what is included before buying.
WHAT IS KINTSUGI? Kintsugi (also known as kintsukuroi) is a Japanese art form that repairs broken pottery with a gold-infused lacquer to create golden seams in the repaired form that make it more beautiful and valuable than the original.
HOW IT'S MADE: This stone has been broken and repaired using a modern form of kintsugi with powdered gold mica, gold paint, and epoxy paste. The repairs have been sealed with a clear acrylic sealant to protect them. This piece is designed to symbolize the way that the healing of the broken places in our lives leaves greater beauty in its wake.
DETAILS OF THIS ITEM: Each kintsugi repaired stone is a one of a kind creation due to the randomness of the breaking and repair process. The pendant pictured is the actual one you will receive. Please view all images closely to see the details of this specific stone.
STONE TYPE: African "jade" (which is actually a form of garnet that ranges in color from light to dark green intertwined with mauve, maroon, and brown)
STONE SIZE: 18 mm x 25 mm cabochon
SETTING: gold-plated "pewter" (zinc-based alloy) that is 26 mm high by 29 mm wide
NECKLACE TYPE: Gold finished brass cable chain with a lobster clasp closure and 1" extender chain
CHAIN LENGTH: your choice of 18" or 24" (shown on 18" chain in image 5 with the 24" chain shown for comparison)
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Please treat this repaired item with care. Avoid exposure to water, sweat, cleaners, and other liquids. Do not wear or use it while bathing, showering, swimming, or similar occasions when it will be exposed to moisture. Hard impacts or stress on the stone should also be avoided.
WHAT'S INCLUDED: This item comes in a gift box and is accompanied by a note card explaining the meaning of kintsugi (shown in last image). Care instructions are printed on the back of the card.
NOT INCLUDED: Customs fees and import taxes (including VAT) are NOT included for shipments outside the USA. Buyers are responsible for any of these charges that may apply in the country to which it is being sent. Please make sure you understand your country's customs policies and costs prior to ordering.
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Although I have done my best to photograph the color of this stone accurately, please allow for variations in monitor settings and for the fact that the photo is taken under high powered lights.
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