Large Blue Rainbow Moonstone Cross Necklace - Sterling Silver - Genuine Amethyst Accent - jy162489
Iridescent blue Rainbow Moonstone from Sri Lanka is set in this ornate large cross pendant.
Blue Moonstone is found in only one mine in the entire world. It is hand dug. The miners use a wooden ladder and a bucket and winch to raise the gemstones from the earth.
They can only mine part of the year. In the monsoon season, the mine floods.
They are following a single seam of blue Moonstone. They dig as far as is safe. Then they close that shaft and dig another farther along the seam.
No one knows when the Moonstone seam will play out.
This is truly a gemstone to cherish.
The sparkling accent gemstones are genuine Amethyst.
Handmade cross pendant is solid sterling silver.
Photos are cropped only. They were taken in a light box, except for the one with the flowers. That photo was taken on a shaded porch in natural light.
Pendant length: 2-1/2" (6.3cm)
Size of cross, gemstone part only: 1-15/16" x 1-1/2" (50 x 38mm)
Size of Moonstones: 8 x 5mm
Size of Amethyst: 3mm
Weight of pendant: 8.0g
The 18" sterling silver antiqued rope chain is 1.5mm thick (this is thin rope chain, about the same width as a thin spaghetti noodle). (The 18" chain weighs 4.5g.)
The 18" rope chain is solid sterling silver and was made in Italy. Hallmarks are .925 and Italy.
If you need a different length of this same rope chain, please inquire prior to ordering so we can verify your requested length is in stock.
The jewelry will be gift boxed for you.
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