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Pool Of Light Art Deco style necklace with genuine rock crystal orb secured in a decorative sterling silver band and suspended on a sterling silver chain.
***Please note, all pendants I make in this style are one of a kind and vary slightly each time. You will receive the one pictured in the first photograph.***
This Pool Of Light quartz ball pendant is inspired by Viking Gotland crystal orbs. It's a nice size at 2.1 cm wide and would certainly be suited a short or a longer necklace length.
I'm fascinated by the origin of the Pool Of Light necklace, fashionable in the 1920's and popular during the Art Deco era. Clear orbs of rock crystal were suspended in frames reflecting the light within and thought by many to contain enchanted spirits. Only jewelry containing rock quartz crystal (not glass) orbs can be called Pools of Light and shouldn't be drilled otherwise it would destroy the effect of an upside-down world when you look through it.
The clearest quartz orb pendants from the Art Deco era can fetch large sums of money at auction and are very sought after. As I couldn't ever afford something so amazingly mesmerising, but just adore the mystique of these amazing natural creations, I have designed a Pool Of Light necklace that is a little more affordable.
The orb featured in this necklace whilst not completely see-through, it has wonderful icy, foggy appearance with flashes of rainbows. There are some very interesting quartz formations within which sparkle against the light and look a little like ice or the moon, reflecting in a pool of water. The surface is polished although there are some pits as to be expected from a naturally formed crystal quartz orb. I have fitted a decorative sterling silver band to the orb, which is secured tightly and sits on a sterling silver chain in your choice of length.
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Delivered in a rustic hand-stamped recycled paper gift box wrapped and tied with twine, so you don't need to re-wrap your item if it is a present. I can also add a FREE hand-written gift card with your special message to the recipient. Please convo me or include your words of wisdom in the message section at checkout.
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The Creaking Door products are Made In England and always nickel and lead free. None of the bad stuff round here, just general all round loveliness!
Materials: Stone, Quartz, Silver.