Black Opal Bat Pendant
18k Yellow Gold / Black Opal (25.84ct) / Iolite / Tourmaline / Amethyst / Natural Pearl / Diamond (0.16ct)
42mm x 62mm
The bat is a creature that has fascinated Tony Lent ever since he saw them in real life in Bali. They struck him as remarkable for their biological characteristics—they're extremely intelligent, they're mammals that can fly, they mate for life, they have recreational sex—but also because he saw them just dominating their environment. As Tony himself puts it, "they're just fucking awesome." Ironically, the original idea for a bat sculpture for jewelry came from one of Tony's earliest customers, a woman actually named Mrs. Bat! These Earrings are exquisitely detailed; hand engraved with diamond set eyes!