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Rutilated Quartz and Sterling Silver Necklace

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$82.00

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Rutilated Quartz and Sterling Silver Necklace-While many gemstones are most valuable when they contain few or no inclusions, rutilated quartz is actually prized because of its unique inclusions. This particular stone contains golden needle-like structures that create a metallic appearance and was carved into a perfect tear drop shape.

I have made a cage of sterling silver wire around the stone to mimic its tear drop shape, with prongs spaced "just so" to hold the stone in place. The quartz is beautifully translucent, which intensifies the golden needle-like inclusions.

The pendant with bail measures approximately 1 1/2" in length by 7/8" in width at its widest point.  The necklace includes an 18" sterling silver chain. 

All metals used in this  necklace are .925 sterling silver.

Jewelry is made using traditional metalworking techniques, including soldering, filing, sanding, texturing, polishing, and tumbling in my home studio. Jewelry comes wrapped in a cotton-lined gift box and ships quickly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

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NOTE: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this jewelry will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting handmade!