A beautiful sterling silver and tourmaline gemstone necklace with a wild rose and silver lampwork glass heart that is gorgeous! The heart was made by an artisan in Mexico. Below the heart are two twisted rings, a tassel of faceted tourmaline briolettes and sterling silver chain. The necklace is 21 inches in length with an additional 1.5 inch extension. The heart is approximately an inch is size.
Care and Cleaning: Clean the beads with a damp soft cloth. The silver will tarnish and can be cleaned with any good silver cleaning product.
Shipping, Returns & Exchanges: Because your package will be insured, loss or damage in shipping is covered, and you are guaranteed delivery. Your bracelet will be placed in a plastic bag to help prevent tarnishing and a box, then will be securely packaged and shipped within 1-2 business days (usually the same day). Full refund of purchase price if not delighted with your purchase. Please notify me within 7 days of receipt.
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Tourmaline holds a special place in the hearts of jewelry designers and gemstone enthusiasts. All possible color combinations imaginable are embodied in this gemstone. It is believed that tourmaline is found in all these colors because it traveled along a rainbow and shone in all the rainbow's colors. Tourmaline was known for centuries by the name schrol, but the name tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) words tura mali meaning "unknown gemstones of mixed colors." Colored tourmaline crystals would be grouped together in tura mali parcels in Sri Lanka and exported to Europe in the beginning of the 18th century.
Tourmaline displays a greater range of colors than almost any other known gemstone. The most common color available is black, but every color of the rainbow can be found. There is a tourmaline color that can mimic almost any other gemstone. This is why it is one of the most interesting gems to gemologists and jewelry designers. At one time, red tourmalines were thought to be other gemstones! Many stones in the Russian Crown jewels from the 17th century--once thought to be rubies--are actually tourmalines.
Tourmaline is renowned as the gem of sensitive poets and creative artists. (Shakespeare even had a small collection of tourmaline jewelry to help him overcome writer's block.) Tourmaline is believed to inspire creativity and was used extensively as a talisman by artists and writers from the Renaissance through the Victorian Age.
The rarest member of the tourmaline family is the pink tourmaline. In fact, it is even rarer than a ruby! The Empress Dowager Tz'u-hsi (tzoo-she), the last Empress of China, adored and avidly collected pink tourmaline. During her lifetime, she bought nearly a ton of it from the Himalaya Mine in California, USA. When she died, she was laid to rest among all her jewels, and her head was set upon a prized pillow of carved pink tourmaline.
The pink tourmaline's status as the October birthstone is shared with the opal, and there are many unique metaphysical properties for each member of the tourmaline gemstone family. The piezoelectric property of the stone can help polarize people's emotions and energy with a magnetic-electric charge that appears when the crystal is rubbed or heated.
Tourmaline is thought to be for people who bear a broken heart, as it encourages love, gently disperses emotional pain and dissolves disruptive feelings. It calms the negative emotions that upset relationships. It is also considered an aphrodisiac, helping people realize when it is safe to love and when it is time to overcome sorrow or traumatic memories. It introduces the presence of compassion and wisdom when dealing with others because it is thought to promote flexibility of thought and open-mindedness.
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Please note that sterling silver, bronze and copper WILL tarnish over time if not cared for properly. To minimize tarnish, your purchase will be shipped in a heavy-duty plastic bag. Silver items can be gently cleaned with a silver polishing cloth. Both bronze and silver can be cleaned with a commercial cleaner, but be careful to not get the cleaner on the beads as it may stain them.