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Pink Astorite and Smoky Quartz 19 inch Gemstone Necklace

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Lovely soft pink astorite pendant is handwrapped and topped with a natural smokey quartz faceted rondelle. The pendant hangs from a necklace made of more astorite puffed ovals and astorite rounds. In between the astorite is more of the natural faceted smoky quartz rondelles in shades ranging from almost clear taupe to a dark brown. Pretty filigree silverplated bead caps are on either side of the astorite ovals.

The necklace is finished off with a lovely silverplated heirloom toggle closure produced by TierraCast. TierraCast products are only produced in the United States and are guaranteed safe from lead or nickel and are always known for their longevity and quality. I have also used .925 sterling silver wire guards to protect from breakage. The necklace length is 19 1/2 inches and the pendant drop adds an additional 2 inches.

Astorite is a fairly newly named gemstone and is only found in the Toltec mine in Colorado. The stone itself actually consists of quartz, rhodonite and rhodochrosite which is why there has been some confusion about this gemstone. A unique combination which was actually named after John Jacob Astor who owned the mine until his untimely death aboard the USS Titanic. After John Astor's death the mine was closed for 80 years, then purchased by Will Benham and the mine was reopened in 2001. Astorite has several tints of pink, ranging from the bold rosy pink to the warmer, softer hues that blend into greyish tones with black spotting. But the pale pink of Astorite sometimes verges upon peach. Translucent, lacy patterns of white agate frequent the stone and are sometimes highlighted with pink spots or plumes. And there is an absence of black manganese veining that is typical of rhodonite, although, intermittently, there are grey and black configurations that may be silver. Although hard to see, there may also be tiny flecks of gold. Other inclusions are yellow helvite and reddish friedelite.

The necklace comes with a complimentary jewelry pouch.

*30x40mm Astorite rounded rectangle pendant
*22x30mm puffed oval astorite
*10mm astorite rounds
*5x8mm smoky quartz faceted rondelles
*20x15mm TierraCast heirloom toggle

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Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

If you are like me, you like to find the unusual. This particular gemstone is a rare find and perfect for the fashionista who likes to have something that is not the usual. This will be a great topic of conversation as it relates to the history of one of the wealthiest men in the world. I purchased these stones 6 years ago and had them tucked away. Now it's time to show them out there for everyone to enjoy.

There are no metaphysical properties specific to "astorite" however, since this is a combination of quartz, rhodochrosite and rhodonite I will use those. Rhodochrosite and rhodonite are often called the "stone of love" as it balances and enhances all types of love. Both are associated with the heart chakra.

Materials Used

Astorite ovals, astorite rounds, smoky quartz faceted rondelles, silverplated findings, TierraCast heirloom toggle, AccuFlex professional beading wire, .925 wire guards

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Product Attributes

Primary Material: Astorite and smoky quartz

Size: 19 1/2 inch necklace with 2 inch pendant drop

Pattern: Oval gemstone and faceted rondelles

Color: Pink


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All of my sterling silver earrings are pure .925 sterling silver ear wires, posts or leverbacks. I also use silver-filled ear wires by TierraCast. The colored ear wires are either copper, brass or Niobium. The findings used are either .925 sterling silver, silver-plated brass, copper or pewter. I have been assured by my supplier that they are lead & nickel free. Most are made in the USA by TierraCast.

NOTE: Any crystals, such as the Swarovski or Preciosa, contain small amounts of lead which is not harmful.

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