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Striking Turquoise, Rainbow Calsilica and Mexican Fire Opal in Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Southwest Style Bohemian Artisan Gemstone Necklace

Striking Turquoise, Rainbow Calsilica and Mexican Fire Opal in Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, Southwest Style Bohemian Artisan Gemstone Necklace

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This pendant makes quite a statement with three unique and colorful gemstones hand set in sterling silver reminiscent of the Southwest style. The pendant features the mysterious rainbow calsilica, with its layers of earthy colors, a gloriously blue turquoise, and dangling below is a Mexican fire opal which will randomly catch the light with a bright orange flash. 

  • Materials:
    • turquoise
    • rainbow calsilica
    • Mexican fire opal
    • sterling silver
    • copper
    • leather cord
  • Dimensions:
    • pendant: 3 1/4" x 1"
      • rainbow calsilica: 10mm x 25mm
      • turquoise: 19mm x 14mm
      • Mexican fire opal: 11mm x 9mm
    • leather: 3mm
    • necklace length: 19"

This is a truly unique and eye-catching piece of jewelry that features three amazing gemstones hand set in sterling silver and copper in a style that evokes a Southwestern feel. The craftsmanship is evident in the intricate hand stamped textres and twisted wire embellishments. The opal, set in copper to accent the warm colors of the stone, swings freely in its own hinged setting, adding a visual twist and treat.

Rainbow calsilica is one of the most fascinating stones around. It took me a LOT of research to finally figure out what it actually is, or maybe actually is, there's a great deal of misinformation out there. The first stone I bought, from a trusted gemologist, I was told was a rare stone from a secret mine in northern Mexico. A real wild west kind of story. But as I started digging, I found many questions about the veracity of that story, as nobody seemed to be able to get any hard information about this mine. Well, long story short, I finally came upon what seems to be the more plausible story, if not quite so exciting. They make a lot of tile in Mexico, in many lovely colors. So apparently the run-off, the slag, flows off into some kind of retention area. As different hues of tile are made, layers of these colors build, baking in the sun to become hard as stone - just like the tile. But someone figured out that when it's cut, the various colors show through in swirling layers! Like I said, not so exciting a story, but a gorgeous "stone" nonetheless! As it has gained in popularity, along with similar storied "stones" like Fordite, many fakes have turned up. I say fakes because while this stone is apparently man-made, it still has a very organic feel in it's earthy colors and random forms. The "fakes" will appear in vibrant primary colors with a very plastic appearance. I can't offer an advisory on how to identify the "real" thing, but it is certainly easy to spot one that is as beautiful as this one!

Mexican fire opal has been treasured since the time of the Aztec and the Maya. It is a captivating gemstone known for its fiery hues of orange, red, and yellow.  Unlike other opals, it typically lacks the opalescent play-of-color but compensates with its intense and warm tones, caused by traces of iron. True to its name, this stone was born from fire, formed within the deepest parts of ancient volcanoes. Water flowed into silica-rich lava, was trapped in its seams and pockets, and under extreme pressure and heat was transformed into the beautiful stone we prize today. The gemstone is often cut in cabochon form left in its native rock to showcase its vibrant colors.  

The leather cord is of the finest quality, soft and supple. It is produced in the United States, sourced from Texas where it is processed with environmentally friendly chemicals and dyes.

Properties of the Stones

***Turquoise has been treasured by civilizations around the world as far back as the Egyptians. It is a stone of purification, and will dispel negative energy. It stabilizes moods and balances emotion by bringing a sense of serenity and inner peace.  It balances and aligns all the Chakras. It is associated with the fourth Heart Chakra, Anahata, the middle chakra that unites the physical and spiritual chakras and is the source of love and connection; the fifth Throat Chakra, Vishuddha, which the source of verbal expression and the ability to speak the highest truth; and the sixth Third Eye Chakra, Ajna, the center of intuition, imagination, wisdom, and the ability to think and make decisions. It is the birthstone of Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Pisces, and of the month of December.

***As it is not a natural stone, rainbow calsilica has no crystal properties, but derives its energies from the colors. The dominant turquoise blue of this stone is the color of the earth as the new growth and life emerges at the beginning of spring. It helps you find yourself and return to equilibrium in your life and feelings. It is a color of balance and centeredness. The many colors of rainbow calsilica can stimulate the mind and relax emotions at the same time.

***Fire Opal is a stone of protection, hope and luck. It enhances insight and intuition, helping to find light from within to bring change and progress. It amplifies energy and awakens your inner fire. Mexican fire opal increases creativity and passion, and brings abundance. Mexican fire opal opens and activates your second Sacral Chakra, Svadhisthana, the center of creativity and sexuality, and your sixth Third Eye Chakra, Ajna, the center of intuition, imagination, wisdom, and the ability to think and make decisions.  It is the birth stone of Cancer, Leo, Libra, Pisces and Sagittarius.

***Sterling silver has throughout the ages been thought to have beneficial and protective qualities. It reflects negativity from the wearer, and enhances patience and perserverance. It attracts and retains the energies of stones set in it.

>>>This information is intended for spiritual support only.<<<

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