The lines of silver in this pendant are reminiscent of sumi-e painting. Sumi-e is an East Asian form of painting using brushes and black ink. Instead of black ink, this pendant uses sterling silver and amethyst. The amethyst was mined at the Deer Hill mine in Stow, ME from 1967-1971 by Jim Mann. The pendant was designed by Joryel Vera of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.