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Vanadinite Druzy Shard Pendant

$ 85.00
This necklace features the mineral Vanadinite, which was mined in Morocco. Its rusty color is made up of hexagonal crystals which create its sparkling, druzy surface. It's not always easy to find this mineral with nice quality and at an affordable price. This rare beauty is one of four that I cut from a larger specimen. It is suspended by sterling silver wire with a faceted, twisted texture. The pendant measures 18mm at its widest point and has a length of 70mm, which includes the silver bail. In this listing you may choose to purchase the pendant alone or add the chain shown in the pictures. This is a sterling silver, diamond cut, cylinder ball chain which has a length of 18". I also carry a diamond cut, cable chain that works well with this piece at a 30" length.

History:
Vanadinite is an uncommon mineral, only occurring as the result of chemical alterations to a pre-existing material. It is therefore known as a secondary mineral. It is one of the main industrial ores of the metal vanadium and a minor source of lead. It was originally discovered in Mexico by the Spanish mineralogist Andrés Manuel del Río in 1801. He called the mineral "brown lead" and asserted that it contained a new element, which he first named pancromium and later, erythronium. However, he was later led to believe that this was not a new element but merely an impure form of chromium. In 1830, Nils Gabriel Sefström discovered a new element, which he named vanadium. It was later revealed that this was identical to the metal discovered earlier. Vanadinite is also found in South America, Europe, Africa, and other parts of North America.

Metaphysical Properties:
This stone keeps one focused on the task at hand. Offering a boost of power when tasks become difficult. Vanadinite helps the holder persist and endure through fatigue.
Vanadinite facilitates production, creativity, stamina and grounding. It's also a powerful energy booster, clarifies one's creativity, clears creative obstructions such as writer's block, strengthens and stimulates sexual energies.

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