This special Vessel features a truly artisanal gemstone created by our longtime partners at the Wackler Gem Company. It is a Doublet consisting of a hemispherical Rutilated Quartz cabochon bonded to a lower flat layer of Condor Agate from the Patagonia region of Argentina.
Encasing this special gem is another truly unique feature of this Vessel: a lathe-turned and Rose Engine engraved setting made of Mokume Gane patterned metal constructed from layers of Sterling Silver, Copper and 5% Shibuichi, a traditional Japanese copper/silver alloy for sword furniture and decorative metalwork. Each metal in the fused laminate reacts differently to the applied patina to reveal the wood grain patterns that run throughout the thickness of the metal. These patterns are not surface treatments like electroplated colors so they are durable and can be restored to their original colors if ever needed.
Supporting the spectacular gemstone is a Bright Burnt Orange Vessel that we engraved on our 1915 Rose Engine with a pattern complimentary to the gemstone setting, and carved with 24 flutes on our 1875 Goyen Ornamental Lathe.
This special container is one of the most sophisticated Vessels we offer in this size. A true One-of-a-Kind and Heirloom Creation.
Diameter 1-3/8" X 2-1/8" 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.