Hand Carved Jade Rose on Rainbow Moonstone Necklace measuring 17″ inches long. Handmade using natural Jade, Freshwater Pearl and faceted Rainbow Moonstone all knotted onto silk and finished with a large solid sterling silver bolt ring clasp and Westwood Rocks Charm. This is a large piece of jade measuring between 5cm and 5.5 cm in diameter. This is a one off piece of jewellery handmade in our UK workshop.
About the materials we used in our Hand Carved Jade Rose on Rainbow Moonstone Necklace
Rainbow Moonstone is one of our most popular stone due to its almost magical characteristic schiller effect. By this we are describing the blue internal glow exhibited by the stone when viewed from certain angles. If you turn a piece of Rainbow Moonstone or Labradorite (both Feldspars) it will flash like lights are being turned off and on inside of it. Labradorescence is joined by the more melodic adularescence, which is named for adularia, or moonstone. Unlike labradorite’s irregular flashes, a moonstone has a gentler and more regular glow. These stones are often heavily inclined due to the build up of internal layers which cause the Schiller phenomenon.
Physically, it is said that Moonstone can promote conception by aiding all aspects of the reproductive system. Many women like Moonstone for its ability to balance hormonal and menstrual cycles. Moonstone is also known to help with the digestive system, including the liver, and can aid in the absorption of essential vitamins and minerals.
Jade is actually two separate gems: nephrite and jadeite. In China, a pierced jade disc is a symbol of heaven.
Jade has its cultural roots in the smoke-dimmed caves and huts that sheltered prehistoric humans. Around the world, Stone Age workers shaped this toughest of gems into weapons, tools, ornaments and ritual objects. Their carvings invoked the powers of heaven and earth and mystic forces of life and death.
Jade is the official gem for the 12th anniversary.
Jade, or Jadeite, to be precise, has long been revered by Asians as symbol of good luck, good health, and power to resist evil spirit. besides the very mythical nature of the stone, and despite the much misconception of what can be called by that term, Jade, with its pearly luster and tough and resistant nature, continues to be treasured by the value-conscious and the status conscious alike. Despite the fact that the chinese have had a love affair with Jade for the last several thousand years, the most important Jadeite deposits are not in China, but in upper Burma