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Crosses of Stone II Necklace – Aquamarine, Freshwater Pearls, Smokey Quartz and Vermeil Quatrefoils with Staurolite (Crosses of Stone) Pendant
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Crosses of Stone II Necklace – Aquamarine, Freshwater Pearls, Smokey Quartz and Vermeil Quatrefoils with Staurolite (Crosses of Stone) Pendant
It is interesting to me that many times parts of our lives come around full circle – as if it is fate, karma or a divine plan. When I was newly married and a young mother, I was also a college student. My first husband was a Geology student and was the student curator for the Geology Department. The bookcases in our apartment were filled with beautiful rock specimens that he collected on various field trips. Although I was very appreciative of their beauty, I scarcely had the luxury of time to allow myself to become engaged in my fascination of these specimens. No indeed – there was studying to be done (18-21 credit hours hrs. / Semester), diapers to be changed, washed and hung out on a line to dry (we did not have enough $$ to purchase the dryer as well) and a part time job typing thesis papers (in the Geology Department - no less)! Fast forward 35 years and now I have the luxury of time to give in to my fascination with Geology and gemstones. Who knew! Last fall, I made it a point to visit one of my favorite gemstone vendors who specialize in some of the more unique naturally occurring stones that are then made up into earthy and organic pendants. I came across a naturally occurring pendant commonly called “Crosses of Stone”, “Fairy Stone Crosses” or the geological name - Staurolite Crystals. Staurolite Crystals are a natural rock formation in the shape of a cross and found in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, New Mexico and Russia. They range in size from 1/8 inch to over 4 inches and are formed in five colors – red, white, black, brown and yellow. Oddly enough, all colors will turn grey when exposed to the elements for a long period of time. They are composed of iron aluminum and silicate. This gorgeous double strand necklace of aquamarine and freshwater pearls with delicate brushed vermeil quatrefoil accents is the perfect foil to the organic “Crosses of Stone” pendant which is chased in 24k gold. The soft grey-blue Drusy background of the pendant collects light and releases a beautiful granular shimmer against the dark brown cross which is naturally formed. 24” long (shortest necklace is 18.5” long) with a 2.25” drop. 24K gold vermeil toggle and accents.
Reference: 25883




Size: 18.5"/24" long with 2.25" pendant drop
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