"Archipelago" - Gemstone Two-Tone Sterling Silver and Gold Necklace
If you've ever flown over islands in a tropical sea you know how beautiful the dark green of the land looks against the turquoise waters. This is the appearance of Malachite in Chrysocolla, the gemstone featured in this pendant, with its rich patterns of dark green and black swirling on a contrasting lighter aqua background. A tiny round-cut blue topaz in the center represents crystal-clear blue skies. Encased in two-tone solid sterling silver (marked 925) with 24K gold overlay, the pendant measures 49mm (approx. 2") in length and 30mm (approx. 1 1/4") at its widest point. The weight of the pendant including the gemstones is 6.3g (approx. 0.22oz).
The pendant is hanging on a double chain, lightweight and fluid: 1. handcrafted wire-wrapped labradorite chain in vermeil (gold over sterling silver) and 2. delicate sterling silver rolo chain. The chains measures 18" in length and close with an S-hook clasp with a tiny labradorite drop detail.
Handcrafted - One of a kind.
Malachite is a stone of vibrant energy which symbolizes the reemerging life force of spring. As grass pushes up from the earth so malachite brings to the surface emotional negativity. Chrysocolla has a soothing and calming effect. It can help to ease fear, anxiety, and guilt, and gently releases emotions. Thus, malachite in chrysocolla is one of the most healing gemstones in releasing emotional blockages.
It is also invaluable in creative expression, as both stones are associated with creativity; malachite can bring creative impulses to the surface, while Chrysocolla stimulates creativity and, by releasing the fear of creative expression, can make the creation process a more flowing and enjoyable experience.