The "Cosmic Cliffs" are a region within the Carina Nebula, NGC 3324 that became well-know when the James Webb Space Telescope's first publicly released photographs included a stunningly gorgeous image of the area.
The nebula is roughly 7,600 light-years away and hosts massive, hot, young stars. These stars have been emitting high-energy radiation and slowly eroding the nebula’s wall until it resembles a mountain range.
To capture the essence of this stunning nebula in a jewelry design, we have encapsulated the iconic peak from the JWST image under a glass dome and within a hand-finished pewter frame. The geometry of the dome results in the image reflecting in a way that looks three-dimensional, as if the nebula stretches on and on inside the pendant.
The lead-free, nickel-free pewter frame has a finish reminiscent of antique silver, but at a much lower cost and without the need to remove tarnish. On the reverse you'll find an aluminum disc, hand-stamped with stars. It's not a constellation, but instead the stars are randomly placed, giving each necklace its own unique pattern. Each pendant comes on your choice of steel chain or adjustable leather cord.