*Stichtite in serpentine cut by Gary Wilson
*Freshwater pearls
*Amethyst cabochons in necklace and earrings
*Seed beads
*Sterling settings, beads and findings
*14kt white gold earring posts
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Length: 18" - 22" (46 cm - 56 cm) Shown on model at shortest length
Centerpiece: 1.5" x 2.5" (3.5 cm - 6.5 cm)
Weight: 5.2 oz (147 gm)

Earring drop length: 1.5" (4 cm)
Earring weight: 5.2 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

Item #566-e1 Earrings - Sold
Item #566 Necklace - Sold

Wild Orchids Necklace and Earrings

Wild Orchids Necklace
Wild Orchids Necklace Detail
Wild Orchids Necklace Back
Wild Orchids Necklace on model
Wild Orchids Earrings
Wild Orchids Necklace
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Love at first sight! When I found these stones I was completely blown away!! I hope you love the incredible color combination and images as much as I do. These stones are soft and will scratch if not handled carefully. I made strong sterling settings for them to keep them safe. A few amethyst raindrops complete the composition, framed by a wild assortment of freshwater pearls and seed beads.

Melody associates purple stichtite with the astrological sign of Virgo (aha! a good stone for Virgo Moon!). Simmons calls green serpentine its cousin, so in this stone we have cousins painting a lovely image. He and Ahsian agree that both cousins stimulate kundalini energies. Consistent with the serpent theme, Kunz observes that Italian peasants regard serpentine as protective against venomous bites. He notes that special stones were used by the Egyptians for inscribing certain chapters of the Book of the Dead relating to the heart, serpentine was favored for the 30th chapter.