Gemstone set in sterling silver, with leaf and berry accent
Avaliable in Malachite, Jade, Rose Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Black Onyx, Blue Paua Shell, Amethyst, and Turquoise.
Stone Measurement: 5mm x 7mm
A beautiful green stone, exhibiting layers with dark and light, often concentric banding. It is in fact a major copper ore, with substantial deposits presently being mined in Zaire and Zambia. When worn it raises the spirits and induces a general feeling of happiness. It is believed to alleviate asthmatic problems and toothache. During Medieval times those who wore Malachite were said to be protected from the power of witches. The stone afforded special protection for children.
Named by the Spanish conquistadores 'piedra de ijada' meaning hip stone and worn on the hip to prevent kidney diseases. The two most common forms are Jadeite and Nephrite. Many colours are available, but the most popular is green. Attracts good luck, friendship and promotes wisdom.
A popular semi-precious stone, consisting of quartz with traces of titanium. It is known as 'The Venus Stone', as it promotes love and friendship and makes the wearer more receptive to beauty. When worn, emotions are calmed inducing a feeling of inner peace and increasing self-confidence.
This stone often contains golden flecks of pyrite (iron sulphide). These golden flecks on the deep blue matrix of the stone resemble a clear star studded sky and thus the stone was known as 'The Night Stone'. Its rich blue colour made it a favourite with royalty. Lapis alleviates depression, relieves heart and spleen problems. A lovely delicate stone the deserves care from its wearer, as it is sensitive to hot water and cosmetics.
Onyx, a form of chalcedony, is often artificially coloured jet black. It aids concentration and self-control, whilst also balancing male and female polarities.
Blue Paua Shell
Paua shell is formed from the inner nacreous shell of molluscs. It is the Maori name for edible sea snails. Paua shell is thought to strengthen and soothe the body, particularly helping with fertility and nurturing.
The chemical composition of Amethyst is SiO2 – it is a variety of quartz.
The best varieties are found in Siberia, Sri Lanka and Brazil. The colour is due to traces of iron. The Ancient Greek believed it could prevent intoxication, while medieval soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle.
This stone has a vivid sky blue or green-blue colour, often containing grey or brown veins. It has been highly valued by many cultures. The Turks, after whom the stone is named, attached Turquoise to their horses bridles for protection. The Native Americans believed the stone to be 'the breath of life', symbolising the sky and reminding humans of their spirituality. When worn it strengthens the entire anatomy, brings wisdom and attract friendship. It brings happiness and luck, especially when given as a gift.
For more information on these stones and others please visit our Gemstone Guide
This product and many more designs available in our Leeds Corn Exchange store
Outrage Jewellers is based at the Corn Exchange, Leeds, West Yorkshire
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