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quartz and silver 2This is a beautiful, clear, natural Quartz crystal and silver pendant to use as a necklace or for crystal healing and insights (or both!). Approx. 35 mm long including bale (or approx. 1 1/2") and approx. 15 mm. (a bit over 1/2") wide. Exclusively for our friends and fans, please remember you can use code 14123 for a 20% discount on this or anything else in the shop!


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sugaliteSugilite is a rare translucent mineral with color ranges from pale lilac to deep purple.  Virtually all Sugilite available today comes from mines in South Africa.  It is an amazing mix of chemical compounds, including potassium, sodium, lithium, manganese, aluminum, iron, silicon and oxygen.  This semi-precious gemstone was not even discovered until 1944, but since then has been prized and is frequently set with turquoise and lapis lazuli for stunning effect.  Some spiritual practitioners indicate that it is an extraordinary 'cleansing' stone, with the ability to eliminate toxic influences from one's inner and outer environment -- and some even claim that it has the power to help the wearer heal from cancer.  Emotionally, it is said to dissolve negativity, and whatever your beliefs about this, just looking at this lovely stone achieves that effect for me!  See how the sugalite beads in this creation from Amber Tortoise Jewelry (from pair beautifully with the equally rare purple turquoise.  We invite you to peruse our collection of other unique gemstones and beads at The Bead Collection:   and also at our sister shop:

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