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Gold Tone electroplated
Tabasco Geode (half) Pendant
$39.00
Quantity Available 1 each
Tabasco Geode Pendant
Tabasco geodes are also called "ilianites" were a very hot jewelry item in the mid to late 1970's. These geodes are cut
in half, polished and the rind is coated with 24k gold electroplate. Due to their popularity, there was a mad rush to get
these and soon they were no longer available. We were lucky enough to obtain one of these recently from a source in
El Paso, Texas who makes these from the few Tabasco geodes he is able to get.
This spectacular pendant was created by an intricate process of electro-forming metals to artistically frame a natural
Tabasco Geode, which occurs naturally in Mexico. The Tabasco Geode has tiny natural Drusy quartz crystals covering
it's hollow center surrounded by an agate shell. The professional electro-forming is done by painting a portion of the
surface with real silver and electro-forming successive layers of copper, nickel and a final electro-bonding of
24 kt gold. Most of the metal build-up is copper, but the gold gives it a truly rich and spectacular appearance!
The combination of tiny quartz crystals that sparkle with every move you make and the beautiful metal surrounding it
have created a fabulous jewelry pendant that will bring admiring comments where ever you go! You could also wear the
pendant face down, if you want a large, bright gold nugget look.
There is a bail attached at the top as you can see in the photos. The pendant weighs about 18 carats. This exquisite
pendant measures about 29 mm or about 1 1/4th inch x 14 mm or a bit over 1/2 inch wide.
TAB1108002
Tabasco Geode Sterling
Silver Pendant
by Charles Albert
$79.00
Quantity Available 1 each
This is a gorgeous Tabasco Geode
pendant from Charles Albert's Agates,
Onyxes & Jaspers Collection! The
pendant is set in .925 fine sterling
silver. It measures 1.9" (4.7cm) long
Tabasco Geode Pendant on 24" chain
Tabasco geodes are also called "ilianites" were a very hot jewelry item in the mid to late 1970's. These geodes are cut
in half, polished and the rind is coated with 24k gold electroplate. Due to their popularity, there was a mad rush to get
these and soon they were no longer available. We were lucky enough to obtain one of these recently from a source in
El Paso, Texas who makes these from the few Tabasco geodes he is able to get.
This spectacular pendant was created by an intricate process of electro-forming metals to artistically frame a natural
Tabasco Geode, which occurs naturally in Mexico. The Tabasco Geode has tiny natural Drusy quartz crystals covering
it's hollow center surrounded by an agate shell. The professional electro-forming is done by painting a portion of the
surface with real silver and electro-forming successive layers of copper, nickel and a final electro-bonding of
24 kt gold. Most of the metal build-up is copper, but the gold gives it a truly rich and spectacular appearance!
The combination of tiny quartz crystals that sparkle with every move you make and the beautiful metal surrounding it
have created a fabulous jewelry pendant that will bring admiring comments where ever you go! You could also wear the
pendant face down, if you want a large, bright gold nugget look.
There is a bail attached at the top as you can see in the photos. The pendant weighs about 19 carats and comes with a
gold tone 24 inch chain. This exquisite pendant measures about 22 mm or about 15/16th inch x 18 mm or a bit over 5/8
inch wide.

       
We cannot overemphasize how difficult it has become to find any of these ilianites.
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