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#0540 Golden Obsidian, Crystal Quartz Gemstone & Freshwater Pearl Necklace

And so the story...

When I originally bought these stones at the Tucson Gem Show, I thought they were rainbow obsidian. It was late in the day and I was pooped! However, when I got them out in the natural light later than evening and took a closer look, I realized that they were golden obsidian. I was beyond thrilled. I love all obsidians – the gemstone is like a gazing ball, feels like magic with flashes of color and the way in which you can actually see into the stone stuns me every time. But the golden obsidian might be at the top of the favorites in the obsidian list. The pix below shows the golden play when the light hits the stones just so.

In addition to being beautitul, I have read that obsidian may help those who wear it cope with negativity and keep you centered in unstable times. I like that. In addition it reminds you to not resist change and will give you emotional stability in times of high stress. We’ll I’ll definitely take all of that; but bottom line is the gemstone is just gosh darn pretty! I paired it with softly faceted yet natural looking clear crystal quartz gemstones and the loveliest natural cream freshwater baroque pearls. If that isn’t enough, you’ll find interesting brushed silver semi-cubes laced throughout. Tossed with the finest quality Czech Jablonex fire-polish fancy faceted glass rounds – the overall look is nothing short of stunning. I love how the light glistens through the clear stones. Like wearing holiday lights around your neck!

This is a big look – the obsidian stones are just about one-inch square and slightly puffed. The pearls are 11 – 12mm and the crystal quartz gemstone nuggets are about one inch long. So the individual components will get noticed! And, unlike wearing holiday lights, no one will think you're a bit eccentric when you don this bit of beauty and, added battery pack necessary!

The necklace measures 20” and the three strands come together with a sturdy sterling silver hook. Not to worry – it’s very secure. I’ve added a 1 ½” extender chain which gives you lots of wearing options. A word of warning – this is a hefty necklace. If you are used to wearing acrylic or resin beads, which are light as air, you will definitely feel the substance of these natural gemstones. But, it’s not so heavy it’ll bug you all day – you will be aware of it though. Maybe all the people asking you about it will be the reason for that – but I always like to let you know just what to expect. I do know this – when you open the package I can almost guarantee that you’ll be thrilled with the overall splendor of it all. I know, I know – I should be a bit more humble about my designs. But I just can’t help myself – this one is gorgeous. I can’t wait to hear your response and see a pix of you styling it your way. That’s the best part of what I do!

Handmade in the USA from domestic and imported components. From the Tanya Lochridge Jewelry Trunk Show Collection. 

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