Platinum Infused Quartz Crystal in Sterling Silver Tension Wrapped Pendant
Total Weight: 8.24 carats
Size: 31 mm tall by 8 mm wide by 6 mm thick
Wire Metal: Sterling Silver
Material: Platinum Infused Quartz Crystal
This is a beautiful Platinum Infused Quartz Crystal artfully wrapped in a tension forged sterling silver wire wrap. This is a wonderful piece that is an amazing combination of natural stone and human ingenuity. This exquisite crystal is spectacular with a dazzling rainbow of opalescent colors shimmering across its surface. The vibrant display of color is greatly highlighted by the swirling waves of sterling silver which securely grasp the stone and really make it pop.
Scientifically, platinum infusion is a process in which a natural quartz crystal or druzy is (in a lab) heated to extreme temperatures and then placed into a vacuum. Once in the vacuum very fine particles of platinum are introduced to the heated stone. The pure metals bond richly and deeply with the quartz which results in coloring that can not be scratched or scraped off. It in fact fuses with the surface of the stone making the process practically permanent.
Metaphysically, platinum infused quartz has a very intense, strong energy that cleanses the aura and stimulates, balances, and clears all chakras. It is a crystal of joy, and like a rainbow, signifies hope and optimism. Platinum quartz is also a stone of romance and love, and can bring both into one's life.
My wire work is all done by me in a tension forging technique using a hammer and anvil. I have been using this technique for almost 17 years with great results. I call it tension forging because all that holds the piece securely in the wrap is the tension of the wire. It is a single piece of wire and there is no glue or solder added making it exceedingly organic while still remaining very secure.
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