“Kalliopi” necklace is constructed by sterling silver 925. The gemstone is natural green aventurine or rose quartz.
The name aventurine derives from the Italian “a ventura” meaning “by chance.” This is an allusion to the incidental discovery of aventurine glass at some point in the 18th century. The most common color of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or grey. Chrome-bearing fuchsite is the classic inclusion and gives a silvery green or blue sheen.
Rose Quartz is a pink form of quartz. Like all the ancient and highly revered stones of the world, Rose Quartz was crafted into precious jewelry by the Assyrians back in 800 BC. Like sunrise after a rainstorm, or spring sunshine filtering across winter snow – the Rose Quartz comes in colors that lend well to the art of romance. Some Rose Quartz crystals can be as pale as a new dawn and others can be almost violet in color. With its softer than silk name, the Rose Quartz can be smoky, cloudy, or as clear as water. From the Zen-like mountains of Japan to the vanilla cracked pods that sweeten the air in Madagascar, the shores of Brazil and even South Dakota, Rose Quartz occupies space across every corner of the globe.
Every piece may vary a bit, since it is handmade and gemstones are natural and genuine.