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Sweet Romance™ Vintage Inspired 17" Necklace w/ Magnesite Cross & 3" Extender - 115-839

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115-839 - Sweet Romance™ Vintage Inspired 17'' Necklace w/ Magnesite Cross & 3'' Extender
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Sweet Romance™ 17" Magnesite Cross Double Chain Necklace w/ 3" Extender

Express your faith with this lovely Renaissance style piece! The necklace features one fancy 40 x 50mm turquoise magnesite as an outline to the cross. The centerpiece is one oval cabochon 10 x 8mm gold stone surrounded by eight round cut 1.5mm white stones. The ends of the cross feature one oval cabochon 7 x 5mm green stone, one oval cabochon 7x 5mm white stone and one oval cabochon 7 x 5mm light purple stone.

All these stones are made of glass and are in bezel settings. The total approximate magnesite weight is 40.00ct. The necklace measures 17"L x 1/8"W and the actual cross measures 2-3/4"L x 2-1/16"W. The necklace is gold-tone and has both a beaded and rolo chain. It comes with a 3" extender and a lobster clasp.

About the Cross
Since prehistoric times the cross has symbolized life, fertility, health and immortality. Like many symbols, the cross represents a broad spectrum of ideas. It is viewed as a coordinate where north, south, east and west come together. It also joins the four elements of earth, wind, fire and water. It was thought to have symbolic meaning prior to acquiring its Christian symbolism. Today the cross is known as a spiritual, protective and ornamental emblem throughout the entire world.

Background Story
A natural stone earthy palette is blended with filigree metal elements to allow interpretation of this cross as a Southwestern look or a Renaissance look - either would be correct. The cross is magnesite, a mineral that has a turquoise color. Glass goldstone, glass seed pearls and old Czech glass cabs of opal, jade and amethyst colors are great palettes for either expression. Exquisite vintage filigrees, shaped like the architectural details in old cathedrals are distinctly vintage. Worn for fashion or spirituality, the cross is the most enduring of all jewelry themes.

Part of the Sweet Romance Collection.

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Created / Simulated Gem    

Created or simulated gemstones: Natural gems are created by the forces of nature and must be discovered, usually by digging in the ground or sifting through a riverbed. When these natural stones are created in a laboratory, they are called created or simulated gemstones. They can be identical in mineral and chemical contents to their naturally occurring counterparts. The purpose of creating gemstones in a laboratory isn’t necessarily to reduce the costs, but also to produce larger, more perfectly formed stones.

Austrian crystals: These are known for their excellent reflective quality and prismatic brilliance. This man-made crystal is created using natural minerals and quartz sand, which are then heated and slowly cooled using a process similar to that of creating hand-blown glass. This process creates an end product that can be fashioned into a beautiful crystal.

A special machine is used to create a highly faceted crystal. The crystals are cut in various directions, which allows for excellent light refraction, exceptional brilliance and unsurpassed color quality at an affordable price.

Today Swarovski® is one of the largest suppliers of high-end crystals. In the late 1800s, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystal with extreme precision. He patented his technique and to this day, only select Swarovski family members and employees have unrestricted access to the production facility that creates these crystals. They are used to decorate everything from stilettos and sculptures, to chandeliers, jewelry and clothing.

Shelly Cooper About the Collection
Earning acclaim in the world of fashion and a dedicated following, designer Shelley Cooper's fashionable Sweet Romance™ jewelry designs are displayed in galleries and sold in shops all over the world. Sweet Romance™ jewelry is based on vintage jewelry silhouettes from the Renaissance to Retro periods as well as current trends. Inspired by women of the past, each original Sweet Romance™ piece illuminates the storylines of the women who inspired it, including queens, starlets, fashion icons, aunts and grandmothers.

Made entirely in America, the Sweet Romance™ collection exudes heirloom appeal with cameos, flowers and charms. The uniquely designed necklaces, bracelets, and earrings incorporate both vintage and new stones, beads and ornaments. Combined with fabrication methods used in antique costume jewelry, each "masterpiece" radiates the spirit of its inspired era. Capture the uplifting, lighthearted and elegant nature of the past in each Sweet Romance design.

About Shelley Cooper
On-air guest Shelley Cooper, designer and CEO of Sweet Romance™ Jewelry, is an accomplished artist and jewelry historian. Inspired by lifelong study of antique jewelry design and manufacturing, Shelley's passion is distinctly reflected in her work. Join Shelley as she shares many of her designs for the first time, along with the inspiration and stories that live on in each unique treasure.

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