This entire vessel was carved and engraved using only our 1915 Rose Engine. The sidewall of the cap was incised with a finely cut ornamental grip while the body was carved with a bold and repeating Batwing pattern that recalls the work of M.C. Escher.
Next we cut a pocket into the top of the cap to receive an amazing and translucent Banded Agate buff top gemstone from Botswana. The Rose Engine served again to engrave a fine line pattern on the floor of the pocket that enlivens the subtly changing and sleepy Agate from behind.
Finally we applied a stunning .87 carat white Rose Cut Diamond to the top of the Agate dome. It's expertly set into one of our signature 18K gold bezels --and appears to hover over the engraving visible below it.
Another unique and finely crafted vessel -- for your most precious cargo!
Diameter 1-3/8" X 2.2" Tall
Our Astral Vessels are made from modern aircraft-grade aluminum that we carve, engrave and ornament using a variety of metalworking techniques, from ancient to modern. Our designs will sparkle like new for years thanks to the anodizing that illuminates, colors and hardens the surfaces, shielding the vessel from corrosion, abrasion and light impact.
Treating your vessels with care and taking simple precautions can go a long way toward preserving their beauty and function. The pouch and packaging included with your vessel offer significant protection during transportation or storage.
To prevent damage to non-metal components from thermal expansion and contraction, ALWAYS STORE YOUR ASTRAL VESSEL AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.
Consult the product literature to determine what materials are included in your vessel and proceed as indicated by clicking HERE. Be sure to use the right method for each material. If you have any questions or doubts about how to proceed please contact us before you start.