High-quality moonstone, semi-precious gemstone set in 18-carat gold-plated sterling silver on an adjustable chain, which fastens at 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 inches.
The main stone is approx 12 x 10mm and the clasp charm quartz is approx 6 x 9mm.
The virtue of a crystal and particularly of quartz is that it is hard matter - like rock - that lets light through it - like water.
What differentiates crystals from one another is the quality; colours and vibrations of the light that it lets through it - like humans.
I always recommend to people that, rather than reading what the books and websites say about a particular stone, that you tune into the stone for yourself and see what reveals itself in that connection.
Moonstone is famous for its iridescent flashes of blue, purple, red and pink that reveal themselves in certain situations but not all. This is why it relates very much to feminine mystery and the moon: ever changing, unpredictable and mysterious. Wear moonstone first and foremost if you feel drawn to it and you like it, but also if you want a crystal that relates to the qualities explained above.
These beautiful chains are 18-carat gold plated: they are not solid gold. Gold is a relatively soft metal and wares away more easily, so it makes more sense to have silver - a harder and much more durable metal - at its core. It also keeps the cost down.
This is an elegant and beautiful necklace that is very good for everyday wear. My family have been working with these manufacturers for decades and their work is usually very good with faults and breakages only rarely happening and only when someone catches their chain on something or is too rough with it.
Due to the softness of gold in general, you may find that the gold fades a bit after some time. You can reduce this effect by taking it off to shower and swim and put cosmetics and moisturisers on. All of these things over time can have a chemical reaction with the metals. That said, I have been wearing my Citrine and Gold almost every day for three years - swimming, showering, bathing, sunbathing, sun creaming, moisturising - and it has only faded a bit and still looks beautiful.
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