This gorgeous necklace is made of natual unakite cubes separated by small white freshwater seed pearls.
This necklace measures 16 inches in length.
You can view other Unakite jewelry items here, or Sterling Silver items here.
Unakite is a pistachio green and pink colored gemstone mix of red/pink feldspar, white/gray quartz, and epidote, and was named for the place it was discovered in Unaka Mountains of South Carolina.
Said to help in connecting the lower and higher heart chakras, and bringing healing and peace to the heart and circulatory system, unakite can also assist one in staying grounded through meditation. It is said to help pregnant women stay healthy, so it would make a wonderful gift for someone who is expecting!
Unakite is mined primarily in the Unaka Mountains of the Carolinas, but is also found in South Africa, Brazil and China.
Sterling silver is a white, highly reflective precious metal composed of 925 parts of pure silver and 75 parts alloy, usually copper. Copper provides the silver with sufficient hardness and wearing qualities, as pure silver is sometimes considered too soft to be used or worn everyday.
At times, we oxidize or "antique" our finished sterling pieces to blacken the recessed areas, and then rub the rest of the piece to a high white shine. Oxidizing can give a piece of jewelry wonderful depth and rustic feel.