*Vanadinite in Iron Hat cut by Eidos
*Freshwater pearls
*Rhodium-plated sterling chain with tiny faceted black Spinels and CZs
*Faceted Black Onyx
*Sterling setting, beads, findings
*Sterling earrings with Marcasites
*Necklace is signed, numbered, dated

Length: 18.25" - 20" (41cn - 51cm) Shown on model at shortest length
Centerpiece: 1.5" x 1.25" x 7/16" deep (4cm x 3cm x 1cm)
Weight: 2.5 oz (70 gm)

Earring drop length: 1 3/8" (3.5 cm)
Earring weight: 3.5 gm ea (a nickel weighs about 5 gm)

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Vanadinite in Iron Hat Necklace with Earrings

Vanadinite Necklace
Vanadinite Necklace Detail
Vanadinite Necklace Back
Vanadinite Necklace on model
Earrings for Vanadinite Necklace
Vanadinite Necklace
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Pretty Vanadinite crystals in an Iron Hat (Gossan) matrix make a fascinating centerpiece for this necklace. Who but Leigh Becker would think to cut a specimen like this for setting into jewelry? Who but yours truly (and I hope you as well) would fall in love with it? I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with a color name for the crystals. Wikipedia is no help, describing the color range as "red, red-orange...". None of their terms does justice to the highly unusual color of these crystals. Perhaps you will figure out a descriptive name!

There is a tiny sterling chain with bright crystals of Spinel and CZ to add a delicate note to the raw crystal matrix. A little sterling garland graces the top.

Please note the back of the setting covers the matrix completely so both the stone and your skin are protected! The holes in the back reveal the natural openings in the stone.

Vanadinite's element is fire, Simmons says it activates the three lower chakras and helps you "see big projects through to completion." Ahsian says it helps one put Spirit into action. Melody says it can "fill the vacancy between thought and intelligence." Simmons says the Spinels are water stones which help relieve the stress of those big projects.