Hand faceted rounds of shimmering Labradorite and deep dark purple Amethyst are brought together to create this lovely two-stranded bracelet. Two tear drops of red rubies hang at the toggle. A pair of matching earrings completes the set. A visual delight!
The Inuit people of Arctic Canada consider Labradorite as being formed from the frozen fires of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. This gemstone was first discovered in Labrador, Canada in 1770, hence the name. The gemstone is usually gray, but due to light refracting from its layered composition, magnificent displays of blue and green color are seen. The gemstone It is also known as the 'Magic Stone' and is thought to bring out the best in people, by awakening self-awareness and intuition.
Amethyst is the birthstone for February and Wednesday's stone. Purple Amethyst worn as jewelry keeps the wearer calm, sober and stable, also helping to alleviate anxiety. Europeans consider Amethyst to signify faithful lovers and is a favorite gift to a loved one on St. Valentine's Day.
Rubies are the second hardest minerals on earth and come from all over the world, with South West Asia producing some of the world’s best rubies. The name comes from the Latin word meaning red. Rubies can vary in color from pink to ‘pigeon blood’ red. It is the gemstone associated with the month of July and the stone for the 40th wedding anniversary.
Length: 8 inches. Guide to sizing Bracelets: Using a measuring tape, measure snugly (not too tight) around the wrist just below the wrist bone. For adults add 1/2 to 3/4th inch to the measurement to determine the bracelet length.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand white-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with sterling silver crimps, and crimp covers.
Bead size: 6 mm faceted rounds.
Earrings: 1 and 5/8th inch from your piercing on sterling silver ear wires.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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