♡ Black Spinel "Y" necklace and threader earrings, your choice of separately or as a set. Both featuring black spinel gemstone, sterling silver, and 14K gold filled metal. Each hand fabricated, mindfully made, and one of a kind.
♡ Black Spinel "Y" Necklace: Gemstone approx 13 x 10 mm (0.5"x0.4"), pendant size approx 20 x 18 mm (0.75"x0.7"). Bezel set in fine silver and sterling silver with hand stamped detail and 14K GF accent. Set on 14K gold filled chain, with sterling connector and clasp. Chain measures approx 18" around, with a 2.5" chain drop.
♡ Black Spinel Threader Earrings: Black Spinel gemstones approx. 13 x 10mm (0.5" x 0.4") on sterling disc approx 18 x 16mm (0.7"x 0.65"). Bezel set in fine silver and sterling silver with hand stamped details and 14K gold filled accent. Set on 14K gold filled threaders.
About the stone: Black Spinel is a rare gemstone, and is a stone of protection, inner peace, and renewal. This is a great stone for ridding of toxins and repels negative energies. Promoting self-confidence and relieving stress, it is said to also usher in courage and facilitate in life changes - whether it be personal or professional. Let this deep, dark stone feel as a cloak of comfort over you and a shield of your own inner power.
Mohs scale: 8
Composition: Vitreous magnesium aluminium oxide or magnesium aluminate
Formation: Naturally occuring. Formed by metamorphic activity that occurs when molten rock combines with limestone or dolomites, leaving behind a deposit that resembles a durable mineral within the rock. This mineral is then mined to leave behind a rare black gemstone that has similar qualities to rubies and sapphires.
Location Found: Primarily Cambodia, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Traces of Spinel have been found across Brazil, Afghanistan, Madagascar, Nepal and Nigeria.