Sunstone and Rutilated Quartz Pendant in Patina Sterling Silver
This necklace features susntone and rutilated quartz gemstones wire wrapped in dark silver. The stones are accented with swirls and spirals of dark patina sterling silver wire. The pendant is hung on an adjustable black cord and packaged in a hand-stamped gift box.
GEMSTONE PROPERTIES: Sunstone is a stunning gem which exhibits what gemologists call "aventurescence", an effect which appears to the eye like a metallic glitter. Sunstone is widespread, found in Canada, the US, Norway, Greece and India. In metaphysical circles it is thought to be a joyful and light-inspiring stone, helping to lift dark moods and depression.
Rutilated quartz is primarily the clear mineral quartz, but it also include the golden mineral rutile. This rutile mineral forms beautiful patterns in it's golden needle-like inclusions. Rutilated quartz has been used since the times of ancient Rome and Greece. It has been valued since then as ornamentation and for spiritual properties. Even today rutilated quartz is believed to encourage happiness and reduce feelings of loneliness. It is also thought to help increase self-confidence and positive thoughtss. The sunstone and rutilated quartz can work together to lift the mood and help remove barriers we make for ourselves. This an useful amulet for any wearer who needs a boost of confidence and light.
SILVER PATINA: The silver has been given a dark color, known as "patina", through oxidation using a sulfur solution. It was then polished to restore highlights in the raised areas, enhancing the details of the wire work. The gemstone shines beautifully in the darkened silver, no longer competing with the silver's brilliance and shine. Overall, the combination of the lighter gemstone with dark wire work creates a truly intriguing piece of jewelry with a fantasy feel.
SIZE:2 inches x 1 inch
CORD OR CHAIN: This pendant hangs on a black cord necklace. The necklace length is adjustable from approximately 16" to 26". Upgrade options to patina sterling silver chains are available in the Chain Section
CLEANING: Due to the patina you never really need to polish your silver, however you can enhance the highlights periodically by wiping the piece with a silver polishing cloth or baking soda. Any dirt and debris can be easily removed with a gentle toothbrush and warm soapy water.
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