This oxidized sterling silver pendant features the capital or top of a fluted ionic column. The generous-sized sterling silver ring attached to the top (loop approx. 5mm) allows this beautiful charm to be strung on almost any chain or cord of your choice.
Oxidized silver is produced naturally when oxygen reacts with silver. Precious sterling silver reacts to oxygen very easily, and and will have a darker appearance. Oxidized sterling silver jewelry has a nice contrast and vintage feel as the finish lacks shine and sparkle.
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), Oxidized
Made in Greece
Approx. 14mm (1.57 in) x 12mm (.63 in)
Approx. 24mm (.94 in) length with silver ring
(Photos are not actual size)
*Silver snake chains and rubber cords are available separately for all pendants. Follow the links below:
- Silver Snake Chain
- Rubber Cord
The column is the basic element in Greek architecture. It is both structural and sculptural. The Ionic column is distinguished by its volute or scroll capital. More slender than the Doric column, its height is eight or nine times the diameter of the shaft. Normally the Ionic column has twenty-four flutes which are separated by fillets or soft edges; some examples have as many as forty-eight flutes. There is a column base, the most notable type consisting of a torus or convex molding above, a three part concave molding, and a torus below. All the carving is on a high level. These Ionic columns from the temple of Artemis were left unfluted when work on the temple stopped. Fluting ordinarily takes place after the column is assembled.