Belle Rustique

hand-crafted jewelry from beautiful Bonny Doon


Sugilite and Starfish Pendant Necklace

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Deep purple 10mm sugilite combines with Karen silver spacer beads and a charming Karen silver starfish pendant. In between each bead is a tiny 2mm sterling ball or a focal set of daisy spacers and a prism bead. Printed crimped spacers and more daisy beads flank the 32mm starfish. A rhombus toggle clasp from Thailand secures this stunning beaded necklace. Wear it with Hill Tribe spiral earrings or these matching sugilite drops with hand-hammered wires. For a closeup of the pendant detail, click here.

Treat someone special to this one-of-a-kind gift or buy it for yourself.

The necklace is 19 inches long and lays beautifully on the neck.

Note: Sugilite, a fairly recent discovery, is found in Japan, Canada, Russia and India. The most important occurrence was found in 1975 in the Kalahari Desert, Northern South Africa. In 1979 a large deposit of gem grade sugilite was found 3200 feet below the original discovery. It is named for the Japanese geologist who discovered the first specimens, Ken-ichi Sugi and is opaque with a waxy luster. It ranges from a pale grayish lavender to a deep dark purple. Bright purple stones with little matrixing or blotches are the most valued. Gem grade sugilite is beautifully translucent and because it is quite rare it brings a high price.

Enjoy this unique piece of hand-crafted jewelry.

sugilite and starfish pendant necklace



N157 - SOLD


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