Warm tones of a summer sunset. Bright sunstone and strawberry quartz knotted onto silk, finished with a delicately stamped lace pendant. Uniquely Southwest. Chain and silk measure 17-18” with lobster clap and adjustable length chain closure. Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish.
About Strawberry Quartz: Originally known as “scarlet quartz”, this stone is found in only a few mines around the world. The formation of Strawberry Quartz takes place in granitic pegatites. It contains microscopic hair-like or tabular red crystals of hematite. Legend has it Strawberry Quartz was brought by the god Eros to bring love to people on earth. It is believed Strawberry Quartz can be very soothing and has the ability to amplify intentions of love and appreciation.
About Sunstone: Sunstone, also called Heliolite, is the State Gem of Oregon, a prime source for this beautiful gem. The name Heliolite has been derived from the Greek 'helios' and 'lithos,' which mean 'sun' and 'stone'. Sunstone is metallic in appearance and comes in red, orange or green colors. Sunstone is formed in molten lava and is discharged onto the surface with the help of a volcano. The lava weathers away or is broken. Fine crystals of sunstone is then released. The Oregon sunstone is found with copper in it which is the cause for the range of colors in the stone from water color to yellow and many shades of green, red and pink. In ancient times, this stone was used by natives for barter. It was also believed by the Vikings to be a talisman for navigation.
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