This second view shows the curve of the spoon much better, and how the chain
passes through the thickest part just above the bowl (and why it therefore can't be removed).
I fashioned the channel for the chain to be quite low down so that the handle
of the spoon would rise up from it. I must have got the balance point just right because the piece stays in position very nicely when worn.
The hallmarks are on the front.
Like this lapis pendant, this piece was also inspired by Brett Payne's superb candlesticks. It's the flowing curves I love which, this time, evolved into the idea of setting the stone in the bowl of a spoon.
Now don't go claiming that you make the best strawberry jam in the world. That honour goes to my dear wife.
The piece is forged from a single rod of silver with no soldering save for the pin that the stone sits on.
One apparently worldly-wise lady(?) suggested that it looks like a coke spoon, but you certainly wouldn't want to snort the stone: it's ~18mm long and 15mm wide with 14 irregular facets. Not many flaws either for such a big piece of garnet.
The pendant is 9cm long, and the snake chain is 50cm (20").