Vesuvianite & White Zircon cross pendant in platinum over 925 silver w/adj chain
Vesuvianite is a gemstone of volcanic origin and derives its name from Mt. Vesuvius of Italy, where an early deposit of the gem was discovered. Most varieties of this stone appear as green, though brown-yellow specimens are known to exist. There are also two known sub-varieties of vesuvianite. They are cyprine, a blue variety, and californite, a green variety that bears a strong resemblance to jade. Most varieties of vesuvianite are opaque in appearance and sometimes confused with jade. Transparent specimens suitable for faceting are exceedingly rare. This beautiful cross pendant is large at 1 1/2 inches and hangs from an adjustable platinum over 925 Sterling Silver chain. The small White Zircon sparkle like diamonds and dress up the Vesuvianite gems.