What a beautiful selection of glowing moonstones, labradorite, turquoise and lapis stones in this vintage gemstone bracelet! This vintage sterling silver bracelet is linked together with 6 links. It has an ethnic bohemian style to it. So pretty! The moonstones and labradorite are oval in shape. The lapis and turquoise is done in a square shapes. These are all set into sterling silver bezels. Silver dots add additional detail. Beautiful on it's own, or add it to a few more bracelets for a more bohemian statement look!
***It is not in the photos, but I am adding another jump ring to the end of the bracelet so that it is easier to clasp.
Condition: Good vintage condition, vintage patina
Measurements: 7 " long 16.38 mm or 0.6" wide
Weight: 18.6 grams
Gemstones tested to be genuine
Please examine photos for details. Much more beautiful in real life.
I lightly polish my vintage silver as some people like the aged patina. If you want me to polish it before shipping, just let me know! I am not an expert on vintage jewelry, but I do buy and sell what I love! Since these items are vintage, they may have a wonderful aged patina and are not meant or expected to look brand new. I treasure their imperfections as part of their charm and history.
Moonstone: It is the traditional birthstone of June in addition to pearls. Other names for this stone are water opal, fish-eye and wolf's-eye. Moonstone was once before extremely popular during the times of Art Nouveau about 100 years ago.
Moonstone is the opalescent variety of Orthoclase, which is an alkai feldspar, with a blue or white sheen, referred to as a "schiller", rather like the shine of the moon. This is created by the reflection of light from the internal structure of thin albite layers giving off the blue color and thicker layers feldspar producing the white shade.
Healing Properties: Since it is a stone of love and fertility, in history it was often used for a token of eternal love or for a wedding gift.
Some people believe that the moonstone is linked to the moon itself, focusing on love, fertility, good fortune and protection during dark times.
History: Name from Latin lapis meaning "stone" and the Persian "lazhuward" blue.
Formed minerals which include mostly lazurite, sodalite, calcite and pyrite. Colors range from medium to royal blue with gold flecks of pyrites.
It has a long history and interesting as it's intense color. Lapis Lazuli has been one of the most sought after stones. Symbol of wisdom, truth, royalty, honor, power, spirit and vision.
Highly prized in ancient Egypt. The sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was inlaid with Lapis. It was used in jewelry, ground for dyes, eye shadow and medicinal elixirs. The deep blue was a high contrast to the desert lands. Garments of priests and royalty were dyed with lapis.
To ancient Persia and pre-Columbian America it was a symbol of the starry night. Islamic Orient used it for protection from the evil eye. Greeks and Romans used it as an ornamental stone. In medieval Europe it was believed to counteract spirits of darkness and aid the spirits of light and wisdom. Michelangelo had it ground into power for paint. Buddhists believe it brings inner peace and freedom from negative thought.
Believed to activating higher mind and enhance intellect Stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth, understanding learning. A stone of truth, helps with both spoken and written work. Stone of friendship and harmony. Can bring calm and communication. Reveals inner truth, self-awareness, honesty and compassion.
Believed to be beneficial for circulation, cardiac rhythm, vertigo, blood pressure throat, larynx, vocal chords, endocrine glands, thyroid glands and insomnia. Helps relieves pain and inflammations.
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