Alison Jean Cole travels the West in search of beautiful rocks in nature. She takes large chunks of rough material to cut into slabs on a really big rock saw, then the shapes are trimmed out of the slabs on a smaller rock saw. She uses successive grits to polish each stone by hand on a rudimentary faceting machine. The result are these gorgeous, unique and one of a kind pieces.
This bolo tie necklace of colorful checkered stone features a pendant of basalt, alunite, sandstone, shale, glass, and aventurine on a nude leather neck strand with silver tips. Pendant measures about 1.5" x 1.25" and strand is 17" with adjustable neck opening.