This is a stunning, sterling silver, large pendant. It features a large, carved fluorite stone. I don't run across this stone very often and I love the unique banded coloring of purples, etc. that this has. It has a pretty carved abstract flower or leaf pattern. Next is a lovely moonstone that has a fabulous purplish blue flash to it. This stone rises up from the setting to catch the light. The top stone is a faceted, deep purple amethyst. Each stone is set into a clean-lined sterling bezels. Silver dots add a textured accent. Fabulous!
Condition: Great vintage condition, vintage patina
Measurements: 3.02" (76.74 mm) long x 0.88" (22.47 mm) wide
Weight: 16.6 grams
Markings: 925 NM
Gemstones tested as stated.
Please examine photos for details. Much more beautiful in real life.
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.
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.
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