Have you seen the new blogad by SJC Gold & Silver Handicrafts? The photo is of a sterling silver pendant with a cabochon cut jade stone (nephrite). [Editor's note: Christer Sjöback has a message to Ben & Chris. He is working on a prototype of a dollar sign pendant in a bigger size and with a thickness of 2.0 mm. Compare the silver sample in progress with the finished one in gold.]
Here is a picture from Christer Sjöback's goldsmith and jewellery workshop.
Related: My post, AURUM: THE SHINING DAWN OF PRECIOUS METALS.