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Chushev Hebe and Zeus Montana Agate Intaglio Gold Pendant

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This exquisite intaglio is masterfully engraved onto a Montana agate specimen and features a depiction of Hebe & Zeus. The stone is set in a 18K karat gold pendant. Montana agate is highly prized for its rich color and striking patterns. Hebe was the goddess of youth and had the ability to restore vitality to any being. She also served the gods with ambrosia and nectar, divine delicacies, which granted immortality. On this pendant, Hebe is offering nectar to Zeus in his eagle form. Production time for this piece is 4-6 weeks. Price does not include chain. Chavdar Chushev is an artist, restorer, jeweler, and master of the ancient art of gem carving. His extensive knowledge of gemstones and precious metals is complimented by a familiarity with more unusual materials, such as exotic woods, organic gems, and fossils. This unparalleled expertise accumulated over 40 years and distinct creative vision have made him one of the most respected jewelry designers in his field. Elaborately carved gems were a staple of luxury in antiquity and often incised onto semi-precious stones such as carnelian or jasper. In the form of a talisman they served as extraordinary symbols of status and in certain cases, they were believed to provide divine protection. They were also employed as a form of personal identification when pressed in hot wax or clay. Rulers, nobles and wealthy merchants sought, collected and traded these fascinating miniature works of art.

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  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Stone Cut
  • Weight
    8 g
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.23 in. (31 mm)Width: 0.95 in. (24 mm)Diameter: 0.18 in. (4.5 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2019
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Canoga Park, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU175618300771

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    Ships From: Canoga Park, CA
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About the Maker

Chushev

Chavdar Chushev is an artist, restorer, jeweler, and master of the ancient art of gem carving. His extensive knowledge of gemstones and precious metals is complimented by a familiarity with more unusual materials, such as exotic woods, organic gems, and fossils. This unparalleled expertise accumulated over 40 years and distinct creative vision have made him one of the most respected jewelry designers in his field. Elaborately carved gems were a staple of luxury in antiquity and often incised onto semi-precious stones such as carnelian or jasper. In the form of a talisman they served as extraordinary symbols of status and in certain cases, they were believed to provide divine protection. They were also employed as a form of personal identification when pressed in hot wax or clay. Rulers, nobles and wealthy merchants sought, collected and traded these fascinating miniature works of art. At the dawn of gem engraving, artisans used crude tools and techniques to etch rudimentary designs onto stones. Throughout the ages, these carvers developed new tools and grew intimately familiar with the gems they adorned. Today, we utilize a blend of ancient and modern technologies to allow the metals, gems and organics to freely merge in a bold and harmonious installation. The intricacies of the expertly engraved motifs and natural splendor of the stones makes each gem uniquely special and your very own modern heirloom.
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