If you saw this necklace on, you would flip! It is just stunning. I had this pendant for years and was just waiting for some inspiration.
It needed a bold, chunky look and at the same time, a little understated sparkle. And then, Voilà!!
It is loaded with sterling and wonderful rutilated (or tourmalated) quartz stones that set off the bold pendant.
This is a substantial brilliant and sparkling necklace of tourmalated quartz with gobs of sterling silver. It has a lot of weight and substance and is really a statement piece.
It features an astounding combination of tourmalated quartz beads, sterling silver, genuine Swarovski crystal beads and a magnificent pendant boasting two large bezel-set pieces of breathtaking tourmalated quartz.
Tourmalated quartz is tourmaline where the crystal grows around the rods of tourmaline. The identifiable characteristic of tourmalated quartz are the black "rods" which are the actual tourmaline.
Typically, the lower quality stones are cloudy. These are clear and bright and compliment the Swarovaki and sterling perfectly.
The smooth rondelles of quartz feature dramatic black rutile strands inside; each is separated from the large Swarovski crystal beads by a large sterling silver "puffer" bead.
The sterling puffer beads are very weighty and are solid; not hollow.
The pendant is comprised of two large pieces of tourmalated quartz; the bottom one swings freely on a hinge, giving it a beautiful moving effect.
The necklace is joined with an enormous sterling lobster claw clasp and loop.
Perfectly versatile and sensationally stylish, you can really wear this necklace with just about anything.
It is really breathtaking and screams of quality and substance. It sparkles and shines and has great movement. It is loaded in sterling silver in spacers, chain and connectors.
This will endure the test of time in fashion and trends.
Measurements: Length: 19 ½" Width: 12mm Pendant: 3 ¼" long, 1 ½" at widest point, ¼" thick Weight: 134.3 grams (4.74 oz)