Watermelon, my Nonna used to say ‘lava le budello’ (washes the insides). An unusual way to phrase it, but it does seem that refreshing, no? And I think of her every hot day when I look for my favorite summer treat. The tourmaline version is a visual feast that is just as fresh, just as restorative, and lasts a lot longer. Grab a slice for a taste of summer that and keep that sunny energy going.
The colors in these stones varies tremendously. This particular one has naturally intense but very transluscent pink bands, with a thin band of pale green and a deeper magenta at the edge. The crackles and bubble-like fissures within the stone make it look like pink ice. The stone itself is about 7/8″ at it’s widest by 3/4″ high. It is set in a sturdy, bright sterling prong setting that I made specifically to fit this stone, with an open back that allows the light to travel through unimpeded. This cheery pendant has a handmade eliptical bail of my own design and hangs on a heavy 17″ silver chain with a 3 1/4″ extender and hand made s-hook closure. All sterling.
Wonders never cease.