A red ruby cabochon is the center point of this sterling silver twist rope wreath shaped jewelry pendant. Ruby is known as the love stone, also represents July's birthstone and makes a great gift for the 40th wedding anniversary celebrant. Pendant measures 1" x 3/4" wide and comes displayed on a 17" sterling silver curb chain. Made in America with gemstones from around the world.
As the sun makes its journey across the vast New Mexico sky, the landscape is awash with bands of vibrant red, fuchsia, and pink hues. "We yearned for a vibrant, fuchsia-colored stone to feature in our collection, and we found it with the ultimate, deep-colored gemstoneÃ¢â‚¬Â¦the ruby!" says jewelry designer, Carolyn Pollack. The Santa Rosa collection captures the passion of the Southwest with deep crimson and purple gemstones set in ornate, twist rope sterling silver designs. The rural ranches surrounding Santa Rosa, New Mexico inspired the traditional, Southwestern rope design. Deep purplish-red ruby, paired with red and pink gemstones, recall the blushing mesas surrounding the natural springs of the village.
• Since 100% pure silver is extremely malleable and therefore not conducive for jewelry making, other alloys are added to it to make it more durable and less resistant to damage and scratching. .925 sterling silver jewelry is a combination of 92.5% silver and usually 7.5% copper, although the copper is sometimes replaced with another alloy or a combination of alloys. The hallmark of .925 sterling silver on a piece of jewelry ensures the highest quality of silver.
• Called the "king of precious stones" or the "queen of gemstones", ruby is the gemstone of passion, power, and love and is said to bring health, wealth, and wisdom. Although the gemstone occurs in various shades of red, Santa Rosa features a deep, purplish-red stone. It is believed to help treat physical wounds and blood disorders as well as emotional and spiritual wounds. Known as July's birthstone and the state stone of Wisconsin, the ruby is found in Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, the United States (North Carolina), Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania, and Kampuchea.
• Garnet, the modern birthstone for January and Connecticut's state stone, represents love, revitalizes feelings, and controls anger, especially toward oneself. While preventing fears of insecurity, garnet builds self-esteem and generates balance and awareness. Garnet is found worldwide and occurs in its well-known, red color and also in its lesser-known blue and green varieties.
• Pink rhodonite promotes a sense of inner calm, self-worth, peace, happiness, joy, and laughter. Used in smoothing over relationship difficulties, pink rhodonite clears the mind of confusion and doubt, while helping to achieve one's greatest potential. It is also believed to strengthen the inner ear, allowing one to become more open to "hearing" the truth.
Pendants, rings, and earrings feature cabochons that capture Santa Rosa's signature gemstone Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the majestic ruby. From the French "caboche", meaning "knob or small dome", a cabochon is a round, oval, rectangle, or teardrop shaped stone without any facets that has a rounded or domed surface, usually with a flat back. The cabochon rubies are framed in ornate, vintage-inspired bezels creating a dramatic backdrop for the most passionate of gemstones. The bezels feature a sterling silver, twist rope border symbolizing strength, loyalty, and eternal friendship and represent a traditional Southwestern design element.
Intricately, hand strung necklaces and bracelets mix tonal hues of bright ruby beads, oval garnet beads, and pink rhodonite nuggets with sterling silver, barrel-shaped swirl beads.
The majestic gemstone colors of the Santa Rosa collection are a must-have fashion statement this season and complement shades of red, black, brown, purple, gray, burgundy, and neutral wardrobe pieces. The vintage-inspired, twist rope design of the signature pendant can also be found on earrings and rings, creating a complete look when the pieces are worn together. The pendant pairs beautifully with the red and pink tones of the beaded necklace, or stands out more boldly on a simple rope chain. The pendant's twist rope, hinged bail offers the freedom to clip it on any size chain, pearls, or beaded necklace, creating countless unique looks. The ruby bracelet combines three strands of pink rhodonite and red garnet beads with sterling silver, barrel-shaped swirl beads, and round polished beads replicating the colors of the Southwestern sunset.
Like all fine jewelry, Carolyn Pollack Sterling Silver Jewelry should be handled carefully. Store jewelry in a plastic bag, dry and wrapped in tissue paper, when not being worn or displayed. Clean sterling silver with a silver polishing cloth when necessary, but never subject to chlorine, silver dips, chemical solutions or ultrasonic cleaners, as these substances can cause the genuine gemstones to discolor. Never wear jewelry in a swimming pool.