This pendant was actually inspired by an elephant momma and her baby. I ended up making it into some woolly mammoths due to stamping too many lines and them looking a bit hairy. I was originally going to scrap the metal but than decided to finish it out and see how it would look. The amethyst was added to close in some negative space and this piece came to fruition. The disc is 1" sterling silver with a 4mm amethyst stone. The finish you see is satin and created by adding a patina to turn silver black and than tumbling in special media for about 10 or so hours. Every marking on my hand stamped pieces is like a brush stroke on a painting to create a picture. The stamps that I use are all custom made by me to create my own original designs. It often takes several separate strikes with multiple stamps to create a picture. All my jewelry is one of a kind and made to provide a sense of comfort and hope for the one wearing it. I put a lot of love into all my pieces and they are each different like the ones wearing them. All my jewelry is solid Sterling Silver and/or Copper. No chemicals are used to coat, nor glues used for joints or attaching stones. Any joining of metals is with silver or copper solder, depending on the metal.