Made for warmer days. Iridescent pearls knotted onto silk, finished with the perfect set of charms. Charms include a faceted strawberry quartz stone, luminous moonstone, bright pink rhodonite, a darling pearl, and a delicately stamped wanderer mini pendant. Silk measures 17-18” with lobster clap and adjustable length chain closure. Sterling silver.
About pearls: Throughout history, the pearl, with its warm inner glow and shimmering iridescence, has been one of the most highly prized and sought after gems. In ancient Rome, pearls were considered the ultimate symbol of wealth and social standing. The Greeks held the pearl in high esteem for both its unrivaled beauty and its association with love and marriage. Pearls are the birthstone for June.
What is a cultured pearl? An oyster or mollusk is artificially "seeded" with a tiny grain of sand or other object. The mollusk then excretes a coating to protect itself from the irritant. Several layers are accreted, creating a real pearl.
About Moonstone: Moonstone is one of the most mythical of all gemstones. With its exotic, lunar name and its milky unique rainbow sheen, it has been a highly prized stone throughout history. Moonstone is a sacred stone to the people of India, and was named by the Romans for its ability to reflect moon light, making it a sacred stone to this culture as well. Legend has it that amulets of moonstone, associated with the goddesses Isis (Egyptian), Diana (Roman) and Selene (Greek), were hung in fruit trees to produce abundant crops. Moonstone is one of the birthstones for the month of June (along with pearl).
About Rhodonite: Named after the Greek word for rose, rhodon, due to it’s distinctive rose-pink to deep mauve color. Rhodonite was once used to make service platters in Russia and was often given as a gift during royal czarist weddings. It is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart. Rhodonite is considered the astrological birthstone for Scorpio.
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.
Your jewelry will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a small box. Multiple items will be combined, unless separate boxes are requested. If this is a gift being shipped directly to the recipient, please let me know. I will be glad to include a note from you.