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Rose-cut Watermelon Tourmaline.
Hand cast mammal vertebrae with flora soldered and bound by rope, representing the cycle of life, death and rebirth, leading to immortality.
20" in length, textured rolo and disc chain variant.
In History and Folklore:
Tourmaline was called the Ceylonese Magnet because it has pyroelectric and piezoelectric properties- it because electrically charged, and magnetic, when rubbed or heated. The Dutch name Aschentrekker "ash mover" referred to the fact that, if you left it near the fire for a bit, its pyromagnetism would begin to act on the ashes, either repelling or attracting them.
In the 19th century, chemists used tourmaline to polarize light by shining rays of light onto its polished surface.
Solid .925 sterling silver.
Rose cut faceted, watermelon tourmaline slice.
Blackened patina / Mirror polish.
Made the old fashioned way.
Forged by Hand, Heart, and Soul.