Double Turquoise Necklace
Two beautiful turquoise gemstones are prong-set into sterling silver wire baskets. The necklace hangs from a sterling silver cable chain with a secure sterling lobster clasp, all connected by double silver rings. All the sterling components have been hand-oxidized for a darker finish. Completely handmade in my Chicago studio and one of a kind; this is a stunning pendant.
Green-blue turquoise is a rarity, and most of it comes from the southwestern United States. These stones have wonderful inclusions, known as matrix. The turquoise matrix is the term used to describe the remaining host material found in turquoise stones. This material can be a wide range of elements from quartz to metallic pyrite to sandstone, each adding unique qualities to the final stone.
Turquoise is a powerful purification and healing stone. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilizing mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.
Pendant measures 1 3/8" at widest point, and 1 7/8" high, including bale. Total length of necklace is 19" long, but can be shortened upon purchase.