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. It is also thought that these wonderful stones bring success in love and friendship.