Sunstone Gemstone Pendant in Patina Sterling Silver
This necklace features a natural sunstone gemstone that is wire wrapped intricately in dark patina sterling silver wire. The red to orange stone pendant is hung on a black cord an packaged in a hand-stamped gift box. This dark gemstone necklace is designed with a magical and mysterious touch.
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 light gemstone with dark wire work creates a truly intriguing piece of jewelry with a fantasy feel.
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.
SIZE: 1 1/4 inches x 11/16 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 polishing cloth. Any dirt and debris can be easily removed with a gentle toothbrush and warm soapy water.
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