Pretty pendant with a quartz stalactite slice (Uruguay), two faceted amethyst rounds (Brazil), and a starburst jasper cabochon (Mexico).
Set in sterling silver. Handmade in Indonesia.
Dimensions: (1.9″ long-with bail) x (1.2″ wide) x (.25″ thick)
Weight: .4 ounces/11.2 gram
QUARTZ (silicon dioxide), one of the most abundant minerals on earth, comprises about 12% of the earth’s upper crust. Usually found in compact masses, it sometimes crystallizes as beautiful “points” easily identified by their six distinct faces. Quartz comes in a variety of colors including purple amethyst, golden citrine, brown smoky, pink rose quartz and clear rock crystal. Quartz crystals are piezoelectric: When trapped or squeezed, the crystal produces an electrical current from the opposite face. It is this property that has made quartz so important to modern technology, especially electronics and computers. Crystal users believe that by directing one’s mental energy into a crystal one can bring about a sharpening of inner vision and increased psychic and bodily awareness.
AGATES and JASPERS are cryptocrystalline (microscopic crystals) varieties
of quartz which occur throughout the world. Changes in the chemical
conditions during crystallization cause the beautiful banding and colorations
which make them so appealing. Agates are a banded, translucent
variety, often named for their location or appearance, i.e. Laguna,
Lace, and Fire Agate. Dendritic and moss agates are characterized by
branching inclusions. Jaspers are a brightly colored, opaque variety with
such colorful names as Picture and Leopard Jasper. Throughout history
agates and jaspers have been worn or carried to promote good health. Its
special quality, however, is to bring success in love and friendship.