Big Sur Jade

These beautiful pieces of jade are found "as is" and then drilled. The natural shape and form lets you see the "skin" as it is called on the surface of both sides. It is rare to find this jade uncut, and unpolished.  The Essalen Indians who lived in that area of California would find huge slabs of jade, put a fire under it and heat it. It was then used to cook on. 
The hoops are hand hammered, no two are alike.