Travis Martin fabricated and set this pendant, titled “Khephir”. It was named after the Egyptian word kheper which means, “He who is coming into being.” The pendant is made of sterling silver, 18K gold and 24K gold (totaling around 94 pieces of metal!), 147 AA grade natural rubies, 12 diamonds, and a tourmaline cabochon. The back of the pendant features a single cast component with a design based on the wings of a cicada.
This piece was submitted and made it to the top 5 in the sterling silver category of the Saul Bell Design Awards.
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