Dainty Cross and Larimar Necklace
Dainty Cross and Larimar Necklace made with Two natural Larimar stones on either side of a dainty Sterling Silver Cross. The Larima, Stefilia's Stone, Dolphin Stones measure 5mm round, they sit either side of the minimalist style Cross (15mm x 7mm) accented with 3mm round faceted Sterling Silver beads, securely wire wrapped to an Italian, diamond cut, Sterling Silver chain that fastens with a spring ring clasp.
This is a minimalist design, perfect Stacking Necklace, or a Something Blue Gift for the Bride, especially for a Beach Wedding, for Christian Bride or for anyone who love blue, the ocean, the beach or Larimar.
This will be a wonderful Inspirational Christian gift for someone who loves minimalist style jewellery, perfect stacking necklace, wear it as a choker because it can be shorted to the size you need.
I love Larimar, it is one of my favorite Gemstones, I am always searching for high quality Larimar, it makes me think of the water, the color is gorgeous and makes me smile every time I see it. Larimar is only found in the Dominican Republic and no where else in the world. You can read more about Larimar below.
♥ I love making jewellery, it’s a gift, so I make all my jewellery with prayers and blessings for a Long, Happy, Healthy, Peaceful & Prosperous Life!
MATERIALS: Genuine Larimar, Upcycled Sterling Silver Chain, new Sterling Silver clasp and ring, made with Love.
MEASUREMENTS: Necklace measures (43cm) 17” long and it can be shortened.
Larimar, “Stefilia's Stone”, is one of my favorite stones, the colors are stunning, like the Caribbean ocean! I love how each stone is so unique, the natural inclusions and unique patterns are gorgeous!
The first time I saw it years ago, I fell in love with it. I found a large stone set in a costume piece of jewellery from the 1970’s, I took the stone out and made a pendant with Sterling Silver and it has been on of my favorites for many years.
Larimar is so special, it can only be found in one place in the world, in the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean. I am always searching for beautiful, good quality Larimar stones and I prefer old, pre owned stones. I love the idea of them being found on the beach, the earths surface instead of mined.
Larimar has many names, it is also called “Stefilia's Stone” and “ Dolphin Stone”, the Atlantis stone. One of the early artisans working with Larimar “Miguel Mendez” named it after is daughter “Larissa” and he combined it with the Spanish word for ocean “Mar”.
Larimar is a rare, blue Silicate mineral Pectolite, a Fibrous Pectolite. The color can rage from pale blue, deep blue to green blue, it can be Opaque to translucent. Larimar is a delicate stone comprised of Sodium Calcium Silicate, Manganese and sometime Quartz and Hemaite around the outside or in inclusions. Larimar is rated from 4 to 7 on Mohs hardness scale, so you must be careful to protect it from scratches.
THE MINERAL PECTOLITE can be found in many places around the world, but, the blue can only be found in the Dominican Republic. Pectrolite is mainly colorless or grey, pale yellow, pink salmon pink or brownish.
Sometimes there is hematite around the edges of the stone and also inclusion through the stone, this is called red Larimar. I love the reddish color in inclusions through the stones.
Some stones have a cat’s eye effect, but, usually you only see it in larger stones cut into cabochons, I see it in some of my larger round polished beads.
People used to believe the stones came from the Sea, hence the name Dolphin Stone, it could be found on the beach or on the land. It is believed to be forced up out of the earth by volcanic eruptions and then it has flowed downstream from rivers into the ocean.
Larimar is becoming rarer and more difficult to find, it used to be found on the surface of the earth, but now they must dig deep into the earth to mine it. No one know how much more is left so we should enjoy their beauty and respect these precious stone while we can still find them.
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-FREE PILLOW GIFT BOX: Your Jewellery will be shipped to you beautifully packaged, wrapped in tissue paper inside an Eco Friendlier Recycled Paper Pillow Gift Box, tied with the natural jute twine and reusable organza ribbon.
-If you are in Canada, the pillow box may be shipped to you flat in order to meet shipping requirements, but you can easily fold the ends of box to puff it up for gift giving.
- I am an Eco Conscious, Animal loving artist. I make all my jewellery & accessories with love, in a Joyful, Eco Friendlier, smoke free environment using mainly hand tools and the most Earth Friendly methods of construction and Cruelty Free materials as possible. I create every piece by hand, I try to Up-cycle and Re-purpose as many Vintage & Post-consumer materials whenever possible. I use as mainly Eco-Friendlier packaging and shipping materials. I usually walk to the post office or take public transit to ship my packages, further reducing my carbon footprint, I strive to run a sustainable, ethical business.
-All my jewellery & accessories are mindfully created with as many cruelty free materials as possible.
-I am careful to photograph most of my jewellery in natural day light, especially gemstones to give you the most accurate pictures possible, but, displays vary, so it is best to view my jewellery on at least two different screens to get a better idea of colors.
-Made with love in Canada!
-All my jewellery is made for adults, for ages 15 and up.
- PROCESSING TIMES depend on the amount of labor involved in each piece
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