Two big stones set into sterling silver! This is a beautiful, big sterling silver vintage pendant. The huge, long oval stone is either turquoise or chrysocolla. Since these stones looks so much alike, I am not sure. Either way it is a beauty! Deep turquoise mixes with a matrix of browns. The top stone is an oval purple amethyst. It rises up from the bezel and has fabulous checkerboard faceting that really makes it glitter! These stones are set into bezels. The two stones are hinged so that they are comfortable to wear due to their massive size. This is ready to slip onto your necklace chain or leather for a fabulous statement pendant!
Condition: Great vintage condition, vintage patina
Measurements: 2.90" (73.68 mm) long
Weight: 21.8 grams
Please view enlarged photo. Pendant is 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.
Properties: Amethyst quartz crystal is found in many regions of the world. It is found in Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Uruguay, Africa, Europe and the United States. Amethyst is a variety of quartz occurring in crystal form. It ranges in shades of purple from pale lavender to a deep intense purple. The coloring is caused by manganese. Iron content determines the color intensity, It can also range from transparent to translucent.
History: It is the birthstone for February. There myths which attribute certain powers to the stone. The name amethyst is from the Ancient Greek words a- (not) and methustos (intoxicated). The Greeks and Romans would make mugs from an amethyst cluster with the belief that it would prevent them from becoming drunk. Another legend is that it would protect the wearer from harm, but only if they showed bravery so it became a popular stone for soldiers. In ancient times it was associated with the Hebrew religion as a symbol of the Spirit of God. During the Renaissance the meaning changed to humility and modesty.
Healing properties: Some believe that it is a calming stone and that the healing properties are of the blood and breathing. Amethyst cleanses the blood, helping substance abuse and fevers and the calming effect helps breathing.
Turquoise Chrysocolla Pendant, Amethyst, Vintage Pendant, Sterling Silver, Multi Stones, Purple, Long, Big, Huge