Item 6039 - "Ancient Compass" 999 Fine Silver Handcarved, sculpted, carved Mariner Nautical Iolite Peridot Abstract One-of-a-kind Pendant

$125.00


I hand sculpted, carved and layered this dainty but bold pendant using PMC 999 Fine Silver then set genuine Iolite & Peridot gemstomes. Iolite is a fascinating stone with an interesting past. Ancient mariners used iolite as a compass to guide their way to sea. They noted that it would show different hues of blue-violet when held to the northern and southern skies. Ancients believed that it could unlock creativity in an artist.

About the beautiful Peridot Gemstone: Peridot gemstones have such a lovely energy and are such a pleasure to wear within your aura, that they are a stone that everyone should try. Whether you wear it as jewelry, or as a piece of stone kept on your body, it embodies a lovely energy that has the potential to make anyone feel happier and more positive. Dating back to ancient Egypt, Peridot was a favorite of Cleopatra, who wore the stone for its beauty and to ward off evil spirits. According to legend, the Queen's emeralds were actually Peridot crystals, which share a similar aesthetic to the highly prized jewel. Known as the poor man's Emerald because of its less expensive price, the Peridot crystal meaning can be traced back to the volcanic areas of Hawaii on the island of Oahu, where tiny Peridot grains can still be found washed upon the shore. According to ancient folklore, these pieces of Peridot represent the tears of Pele, the goddess of the elements. Created in a fiery pit of lava millions of years ago, the Peridot crystal gets its olive to lime green colors from olivine, a type of mineral made up of iron, silicate, and magnesium.

This beautiful pendant measures 30mm wide x 28mm high and is extremely lightweight and something that can be worn day after day. The pendant comes with a Free 18" 925 Sterling silver venetian box chain.

Many times I like to add a hand carved design to the back of the piece so the last picture in the series is a picture of the back of the pendant.

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

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Gift wrapping and packaging

For holidays I am offering holiday themed gift wrapping for $2 with a hand written name tag or personal message. I can offer all holiday wrapping including Birthdays, Anniversary, Christmas, etc. Be sure to leave me a note for which holiday wrapping you desire if it is not for Christmas. At no additional charge I package all items in beautiful boxes with ribbons. Unless you wish to wrap with specific paper yourself, you can present the item in the original packaging as I also make sure there are no price tags on the item itself. These gift wrap options allow you to have the gift sent directly to the recipient.

Care instructions

You should never use liquid silver cleaner. LIQUID silver cleaner is very harsh and can harm the metal over time as well as remove any patinas that were put on the piece intentionally. Body oils, hairspray, perfume, makeup...just to name a few...can cause Sterling to tarnish so use mild soap and water to clean the piece after wearing. Everyone's body chemistry is different and some people can wear sterling for years without tarnishing it. I personally have high acid content so I can tarnish a chain around my neck in one day. The best way to remove tarnish is with a Moonshine Jewelry Polishing Cloth. I will be offering these for sale in the future.

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