Sterling Silver and Silver Plated Pendants

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$28.00 PN200b   This is a very pretty sterling Silver pendant made from Rutilated Quartz.  The pendant stone measures 18mm x 30mm.  The pendant measures 1 3/4" from top to bottom.  The bail size is 1/4".   A really nice piece!

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Rutilated Quartz is Quartz stone with Rutile enclosures. Rutile is a mineral made up mostly of Titanium Dioxide. It's very high on the refractive index and disperses more than almost any other mineral which means when it appears in other minerals it almost always appears in long, thin shots of color. Rutile is the Latin word for red and got it's name because some Rutiles are deep red in color. Rutiles can also appear in brown, grey and gold tones.

Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

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 Rutilated Quartz

$30.00 PN201b  This is a very pretty sterling Silver pendant with a 30mm x 31mm Ruby Fuchsite cabochon from India.  This pendant measures 1 7/8" from the top of the bail to the bottom of the setting.  The bail size is nearly 1/2".  This gorgeous stone will fluoresce under a UV light as seen in the photo below. So, if you at a party with a UV light you will surly shine!

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Fuchsite is a green variety of Muscovite Mica. It differs from most other Muscovite by having a variable amount of trivalent Chromium substituting for Aluminum within the mineral. Chromium is the source of Fuchsite's green color. It sometimes has Ruby Crystals which are completely opaque and unsuitable as gemstones, but are well colored and contrast strikingly against the green matrix of the Fuchsite.

Ruby is a light pink to blood red gemstone which is a variety of the mineral Corundum.  The common red color is caused by the element Chromium.  It is considered on of the four precious stones including Sapphire, Emerald, and Diamond.  The price is primarily determined by color, clarity, cut and carat. 

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Ruby Fuchsite

$32.00 PN202b  This is a very pretty sterling Silver pendant with a 30mm x 17mm Rhodocrosite stone. This pendant measures 1 7/8" from the top of the bail to the bottom of the setting.  The bail size is nearly 1/2".

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Rhodocrosite is a Manganese Carbonate mineral. It is typically a rose-red color, but impure specimens can be shades of pink to pale brown. It is used as a key component of low-cost stainless steel and certain Aluminum alloys. Quality banded specimens are often used for decorative stones and jewelry, although it is relatively soft and difficult to cut.

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Rhodocrosite

$35.00 PN203b This is a very very pretty sterling Silver pendant with a 21mm x 35mm Malachite cabochon.  This pendant measures nearly 2" from the top of the bail to the bottom of the setting.  The bail size is 3/8".  This has beautiful Green color and really neat design!

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Malachite is a Copper Carbonate mineral that often forms botryoidal, fibrous or stalagmitic masses. It is often the result of the weathering of Copper Ores and is commonly found with Azurite, Goethite and Calcite. It is typically associated with Copper deposits including Limestone which is the source of the Carbonate. Malachite is found in many regions world wide and is usually shaded green in color.

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Malachite

$28.00 PN204b  Here is a gorgeous pendant with a fabulous Rose Quartz cabochon. The stone measures 25mm x 34mm. This pendant measures 1 7/8" from top to bottom with a 3/8" bail. Grab this one quick as it's sure not to last long!

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Rose Quartz is a type of Quartz which exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue.  The color is usually considered as due to trace amounts of Titanium, Iron or Manganese, in the massive material.  Some Rose Quartz contains microscopic Rutile needles which produce an asterism in transmitted light.

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Rose Quartz

$30.00 PN205c  Here is a very pretty sterling Silver pendant with a 30mm x 43mm  Labradorite cabochon. This pendant measures 2 1/4" from the top to the bottom.  The bail measures 3/8" in size.  This stone has a nice iridescent sheen and a warm glow in light and although it is hard to see in the main picture. Really pretty!

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Labradorite is a Feldspar mineral that occurs in large Crystal masses in anorthosite and shows an iridescence or "play of colors."  Gemstone varieties of Labradorite exhibiting a high degree of iridescence are Spectrolite, Moonstone and Sunstone.  High quality samples with good iridescent qualities are desired for jewelry.

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Labradorite

$30.00 PN206c  Here is a very pretty sterling Silver pendant with a gorgeous 17mm x 25mm Moonstone cabochon.  Close observation in bright sunlight will reveal the blue iridescent areas of the Moonstone. This pendant measures 1 1/2" from the top to the bottom.  The bail measures 3/8" in size.

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Moonstone is a typical Potassium Aluminum Silicate with several commonalities with the Feldspar family. It's name is derived from the visual effect or sheen that is caused by light reflecting internally and externally from the layer inclusions of different Feldspars. Moonstone is closely related to Sunstone, Labradorite and Sodalite.

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Moonstone

$28.00 PN207b Here is a very nice, above average quality Ammonite  pendant from India. The cabochon measures 22mm x 32mm. The pendant measures 1 3/4" from the top of the bail to the bottom of the setting.  The bail size is 1/4".  This great Ammonite is nicely placed in a Sterling Silver casing which adds to it's natural beauty. A great gift for the fossil lover!

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Ammonites are extinct members of the cephalopod group of mollusks. Only a limited number of species have survived to the present day which includes the squid and the chambered nautilus. Ammonites had a multi-chambered shell, and added more chambers as it grew, always living in the outer chamber.  They lived in the Cretaceous period some 63 to 130 million years ago.

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Ammonite

$35.00 PN208b This is a very pretty sterling Silver pendant with a 22mm x 36mm Lapis stone. This pendant measures  1 7/8" from the top to the bottom.  The bail measures 3/8" in size.

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Lapis is a stone with a long tradition of being considered a gem.  It is usually deep blue in color and is opaque.  It is a rock and not a mineral as it is made up from various other minerals.  The main component is Lazurite which is a Feldspar Silicate.  Lapis may also contain Calcite, Sodalite and Pyrite.  It is found worldwide.

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Lapis

$25.00 PN209c  Here is a very nice, above average quality Tiger Eye sterling Silver pendant.  The cabochon measures 20mm x 34mm . The pendant measures 2" from the top of the bail to the bottom of the setting. The bail size is nearly 1/2".

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Tiger-Eye is a gemstone that is usually yellow to red-brown in color with a silky luster. This gemstone has an optical reflectance effect that arises from the fibrous structure of the material. The physical and optical properties are identical or very near to those of a single Quartz Crystal.

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Tiger Eye

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