Exquisite Orange Sodalite and Sterling Silver Necklace (BLU-007)
Striking, elegant, classic and chic – all words that describe Miriam’s Orange Sodalite and Sterling Silver Necklace! And it’s versatile, too. The Sterling Silver accent beads provide just the right touch of elegance for an evening on the town after a hard day at the office. Although Sodalite is now found all over the world, the Orange Sodalite Miriam used for this beautiful necklace was mined in Brazil.
- Full length of the necklace is 18 inches, including the Sterling Silver Clasp
- Pillowed oval natural Sodalite stones measure 1.5 x 1-1/8 inches.
- Small accent beads at each end of the Sterling Silver Saucers are Red Aventurine.
- The necklace is strung on a flexible 49-strand stainless steel wire that is nylon coated.
Orange Sodaliteis a variety of the traditional Blue Sodalite, discovered in 1806 in Greenland. This lovely stone became more popular as an ornamental stone in 1891, when large deposits were found in Ontario, Canada. On a visit to Ontario, Princess Patricia chose Sodalite as the interior decoration for Marlborough House in England - and 130 tons of stone were quarried and shipped to England. Sodalite can be grey, yellow, orange, or pink.However, for gemstone use, Sodalite is typically varied shades of blue, and most often recognized by its white calcite veins. A rare form of Sodalite, Hackmanite (found in Afghanistan), is a translucent crystal found in grey to violet. The color varies with the sunlight. This unusual phenomenon is called tenebrescence – when a mineral changes color when exposed to sunlight – just like eyeglasses that darken in sunlight and lighten indoors.