This gorgeous necklace features a natural Andalusite pendent. It is in perfect shape and has a great patina. It was made in circa the 1970's and while the Andalusite is set in German Silver, it comes attached to a 925 Sterling Silver Chain, which has the 925 Hallmark. Because of its rather small size it adds a little sparkle to the wearer's outfit, without being overbearing - just truly dainty and beautiful.
Andalusite is known for its interesting variety Chiastolite, which contains a distinctive pattern within the cross-section of a crystal. The pattern is usually cross-shaped, and is caused by dark inclusions of carbon or clay. It is usually only visible when a crystal is cut. It is named after the Spanish province of Andalusia. The origin of the name is misleading, since the type locality where this mineral was first described is not Andalusia, but rather El Cardoso de la Sierra, which is well north of Andalusia in Guadalajara Province.
Size: The pendent part is circa 3/4 Inch long and the chain has a total length of circa 15 1/2 Inches.
Weight: circa 4.70 grams
Condition: In Very Good Vintage Condition. PLEASE SEE PICTURES.
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