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mariechavez 17" Checkerboard Cut Gemstone Double Strand Circle Link Necklace w/ Extender - 133-656


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133-656 - mariechavez 17'' Checkerboard Cut Gemstone Double Strand Circle Link Necklace w/ Extender
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mariechavez 17" Checkerboard Cut Gemstone Double Strand Circle Link Necklace w/ Extender

Step out in style with this statement piece! Crafted in a lovely gold-tone, this double strand necklace features five round checkerboard cut 9mm aqua or lemon quartz in bezel settings. In addition to the dangling quartz, you'll also discover very large circular links connect to the center section along with hammered circles. An ideal accent for scoop necks and strapless dresses.

The total approximate quartz weight is 9.00ct. This necklace measures 17"L x 1-1/2"W x 1/4"H with a 3"L extender. Completed with a lobster clasp..

Complete the look with the matching earrings 133-657.

Part of the mariechavez collection. mariechavez was established over a decade ago by designer Julie Marie Chavez. Julie's on-trend and distinct designs have earned raves from fashion-forward shoppers and celebrities alike.
What’s most notable about the collection is its signature blend of carefully selected stones, charms and chain all worked together to create coveted yet easy to wear accessories. From playful stackable bracelets of graywood, jade and bronze, to a layered statement necklace of riverstone and agate, Julie’s talent for tastefully balancing colors and textures makes her unique collection consistently sought after.

Made in the United States.

Care Instructions: Please keep in mind that costume jewelry is made of delicate materials that require special care. Make sure to keep water and moisture away from your pieces as the metals may rust and lose plating. Additionally all mariechavez jewelry is sold with a plastic bag and a jewelry pouch. We recommend that you continue to use these items to ensure longevity of your jewelry.

All weights pertaining to gemstones, including diamonds, are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.

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Quartz    


Quartz:

With its uniquely mystical appearance, quartz was the “rock crystal” used in ancient times to make crystal balls. It was believed to attract energy and is still considered to be spiritual today. The gemstone was once believed to be a compact form of ice. In fact, the Greeks originally named quartz “krystallos,” meaning ice, but this terminology soon applied to any type of crystal.

Often identified by its six-sided prism shape, quartz is the most common mineral on Earth, found in nearly every environment throughout the globe. With a ranking of 7.0 on the Mohs Scale, it is a component of almost every rock type and occurs in virtually every color imaginable. Quartz has a great amount varieties that are well-known by other names, including amethyst, citrine, ametrine, rock crystal, agate, druzy, chalcedony, tigers eye and many more. There are also several varieties that hold the name “quartz,” including rose quartz, smokey quartz and rutilated quartz.

The pale pink color of quartz is known as rose quartz, the traditional gift for couples celebrating their 2nd anniversary. It is a delicate powder pink color that ranges from transparent to translucent. Transparent rose quartz is quite rare and is usually so pale that it does not show much color, except in large sizes. The translucent quality of rose quartz is much more common and is used for jewelry and carvings.

Rose quartz is probably one of the most prized stones for its mystical properties. Known as the “Heart Stone,” it is believed to have incredible powers to balance emotions and open the heart. Folklore says rose quartz can comfort brokenhearted people, bringing healing and clarity to the heart and allowing the wearer to learn to trust again. The stone is also said to foster happiness and the joy of life by bringing about contentment in love and filling one with optimism, tenderness and gentleness.

In addition to helping with romantic love, rose quartz is believed to enhance all other forms of love as well, including self-love, platonic and maternal. Its loving, nurturing energy is said to take away fears, resentment and anger and replace them with feelings of higher self-esteem and confidence. This soothing stone is also thought to balance emotions and heal emotional wounds. It is said to be especially powerful in times of stress or loss, bringing peace and calm to the wearer.

Ranging in color from nearly black to smoky brown, smoky quartz is transparent and owes its warm earthen hue to exposure to natural radioactivity. Care must be taken since its rich color will fade in the sun. Spelled either “smoky” or “smokey,” this variety of quartz is often incorrectly called “smoky topaz.”

Smoky quartz is believed to help dissolve negative energy, release stress and relieve depression. It is said to be a mild sedative with a relaxing effect that calms, soothes and restores balance and harmony. Folklore says the gem can embrace dark areas with light and love and therefore clear and cleanse the body both physically and emotionally. Smoky quartz is thought to be a warm, friendly and down-to-earth gem.

Rutilated quartz is a type of transparent rock crystal that contains long, fine needles of rutile crystals (titanium dioxide). These highly valued inclusions form a landscape of shining gold needles in an array of patterns that is breathtakingly beautiful. These golden inclusions are also known as Venus hair, Cupid’s darts and fleches d’amour (“arrows of love”). There is a less well-known variety called tourmalinated quartz that, instead of golden rutile, forms black or dark green tourmaline crystals.

Although rutilated quartz is usually cut as a cabochon, it can be a difficult stone to attain a smooth surface without pits. This is because rutile ranks a 6.0 on the Mohs Scale, while quartz ranks 7.0. The difference in hardness between the two materials, and because of the way rutile forms inside, causes problems when cutting. Each final cut piece is unique, with no two being exactly alike. Modern folklore says rutilated quartz brings forth each person's strengths, originality and ability to relate to others.




About the Collection:
Update your look with the on-trend, distinctly stylish creations of designer Julie Marie Chavez. Julie’s collection is known for its signature blend of carefully selected, soft -hued stones, charms and chain-work. Genuine gemstones, wood beading and metallic accents create remarkably stunning looks. All of Julie’s designs are faithfully crafted in the United States and exemplify flawless American craftsmanship.

With an eclectic mix of playful stackable bracelets, layered statement necklaces with wood accents and more, Julie Marie’s talent for tastefully balancing colors and textures has made her unique designs fast favorites among those that enjoy unique accessories.

Worn by fashion-forward women and celebrities alike, the mariechavez collection offers a fresh approach to fashion jewelry. Discover it today!

John PetersAbout The Guest:

On-air guest Julie Marie Chavez is owner and designer of mariechavez jewelry.

Julie’s dream began more than 10 years ago when she happened upon a local bead store and purchased her first $16 worth of beads. With an idea in her mind and passion in her heart, Julie began her journey toward success.

First by selling to friends and family, and later by showing her designs at local craft fairs and trade shows, Julie soon caught the eye of leading fashion magazines and trend-conscious celebrities that are always looking for something new and unique.

Today, the mariechavez collection has gained a glowing reputation for offering unique, eclectic styles at sensible prices. Join Julie on-air and see why her fashion-forward creations are the perfect match for your style and personality.

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