Rainbow Moonstone Mandala Pendant
From the Kent Raible one of a kind Masterworks Collection, we bring you the 'Moonstone Mandala' pendant enhancer. At it's center is a flawless multi-colored rainbow moonstone. Accenting the Moonstone are a suite of brilliant mint green Grossular Garnets, a beautiful by-product of the tanzanite mines! With the garnet's refractive index being very close to diamonds, they add a wonderful light blue-green sparkle to this mandala.
The pendant is hand fabricated 100% by Kent, in bright yellow 18 karat gold, with added wirework in 20 karat pink gold, all accented Kent Raible's signature 18 karat gold granulation.
'Moonstone Mandala' also features an opening bale with a very secure double locking system, making it possible to clip onto 6.5mm or smaller pearls or a chain with a larger clasp.
Rainbow Moonstone 6.94ct
Green Grossular Garnets 5.94ctw
20.1 grams 18 karat gold
Rose Gold accents
Hand woven chain sold separately.
Width: 1.5 in. (38.1 mm)
Depth: .5 in. (12.7 mm)
Length: 2.25 in. (57.15 mm)
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We've included a few photos taken while Kent was working on this piece in progress.
Kent Raible and his jewelry....
Unlike much “designer” jewelry made today, all jewelry work is done under Kent's direct supervision, with the majority of pieces made entirely by his hand. Beginning with the artist's vision and his sketch, every aspect of the work is done in his studio: alloying the metals, pouring ingots from molten gold, then rolling and drawing the sheet and wire stock used in fabrication, making of granules and small parts used to produce each of Kent's fabulously intricate pieces.
All work is handmade in the USA.
".... Kent's pieces are the quintessence of sumptuous jewelry. Using gold, precious and semi precious stones, he brings to mind a fantasy world of sultans, sheiks and palatial surroundings. Kent's work is glorious in that it has a fantastical quality. It alludes to a time of opulence, when intensive labor was an end in itself. There's a sumptuous, sparkling, magnificence to his work."
- Kenneth Trapp, Former Curator, Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery; National Museum of American Craft
"My life’s path is that of the goldsmith, a path of over 50 years now! To say I love my job would be an understatement! Because, in a world where few things endure, I am one of those who have chosen to celebrate that which defies the passage of time and the whims of fashion.
My life's works draw deeply from the most ancient wells - the archetypes, symbols, and themes that have persisted for millennia. But in my hands, they take on and follow the lines of that singular, internal vision of the practiced artist - one who speaks his own language that somehow bridges the past, present, and future.
My clients tend to call me a true Renaissance man. One could say, in fact, that the pieces I create are perfect time-traveling machines! Firmly rooted in ages-old tradition, each a conscious contributor to its own time, always with a keen and anticipatory eye on what might be next." ~ Kent
Kent Raible's Masterworks Collection:
Presented here are current and available one-of-a-kind works by master craftsman and award-winning goldsmith Kent Raible. Each piece has been designed and executed by Kent and his team, and represents the ultimate in the jeweler's art, using traditional and sometimes ancient goldsmithing techniques.