Staurolite in Matrix Necklace
The Staurolite in Matrix necklace features a gorgous specimen of volcanically formed Russian "Fairy Cross", as they are often called due to their naturally occurring "X" shape. The matrix they grow in has a silver shimmery sheen due tiny specs of Mica. I was able to hand pick 4 of these this year at the Tucson Gem Show. They are all around the same size and shape but each one is completely unique. You can see hints of the Staurolite cross on the back of each of them and I spent a good 15 minutes picking through to find the ones with the best crosses.
The Stuarolite in Matrix is set in a sturdy brass prong setting that allows most of the stone's detail to be seen. The pendant suspends from 28 inches of antique brass long bar chain.
Staurolite is a talisman of good luck. It protects us from negativity, accidents and disease. A very grounding stone, it assists in ending destructive habits. Staurolite stabilizes the emotions, and emits a protective energy, creating feelings of safety and security.
Model: Ashley Vining