Friday, October 15, 2010

Amethyst, Lepidolite, & Sterling Silver Rosary-Inspired Necklace

Rosary-Inspired Necklace of Amethyst, Lepidolite, & Sterling Silver
A 15 Promises Heritage Necklace - This 30" rosary-inspired necklace has five decades of sterling silver, faceted semi-precious 6mm amethyst, and semi-precious lepidolite with a 1" sterling silver Our Lady medal.

Amethyst is the stone of the apostle St. Matthias and the Guardian Angel Adnachiel. St. Matthias' feast day is May 14th and amethyst is the birthstone of February. Silver was frequently used in the fabrication of sacred temple objects in the Old Testament, as were gold and bronze. Semi-precious lepidolite is often known as flower sugilite, but is not actually sugilite at all. Its color is violet to pale pink or white and rarely gray or yellow. Its luster is vitreous to pearly and crystals are transparent to translucent. It is 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Associated minerals are quartz, feldspars, and tourmaline.

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