A cool winter berry mix of hues. An eye-catching combination of tanzanite, labradorite, chrysoprase, and turquoise is accented with a delicately stamped cactus flower charm. Finished with a lobster clasp and adjustable length chain closure. Measures 7 1/4-8". Sterling silver, which has been oxidized and hand polished for an antique finish.
About Chrysoprase: The name chrysoprase has been derived from a Greek word "chrysos prason," which literally means ‘gold leek’. Chrysoprase has been called a "Victory Stone”, after stories of Alexander the Great carriying the stone in his belt during his 11 year winning streak. In the 18th century, as said, thieves used to become invisible by keeping the stone in their mouth. Chrysoprase is rumored to help one tap into inner courage and provides the wisdom to use it wisely, especially when one is acting on one's convictions.
About Turquoise: The name turquoise means "Turkish stone" because the trade route that brought it to Europe came via Turkey. Turquoise is a non-translucent stone of which the most valuable specimens are robin's egg blue or deep-blue azure. It also comes in brown, yellow, and many shades of green. The veins are inclusions from nearby rock fragments or oxides that form during the creation of turquoise.
About tanzanite: Tanzanite is a highly coveted gemstone because it occurs in only one place worldwide. Tanzanite was discovered in Tanzania, Africa in 1967. It is known for its mysterious blue color with a tinge of purple. Thanks to its unusual color and the help of the New York jeweler's Tiffany & Co., it has rapidly become one of the most coveted gemstones in the world. While tanzanite's most desirable color as a gemstone is a deep blue to violet-blue, the stone also frequently comes in shades of lavender, lilac and periwinkle blue.
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