THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
WhiteRock Mystic River Jewelry Theme* (See description below).
Pendant measures approximately 1-7/8" long (including bail) and 1-3/8" wide.
This pendant is a part of our exclusive WhiteRock collection, which is a gorgeous selection of incredibly designed jewelry. The jewelry is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay using some of the best silversmiths and inlayers in the world. The stones used in every piece create some of the most amazing color combinations. Each is hand selected and is of the highest and best quality anywhere. The inlay in this set is individually made and inlayed using stones which are hand cut and gently set into place creating this absolutely excellent piece. This stone inlay combination is called Mystic River* (See description below). The workmanship and detail are remarkable! The inlay is skillfully placed, while forming an outstanding Kokopelli design. Cut through silver and thin silver lines can be seen highlighting for a beautiful finish. The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. In some beliefs, the kokopelli visits various communities, seducing and impregnating the young women drawn to the tones of his flute playing. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Mystic River Jewelry Theme:
*Mystic River is a WhiteRock color scheme that is hand crafted using a specific combination of stones. The stone combination is made up of the following colors: blue, and opal. These colors are made using the highest grades of stones. Given the variety of colorations that are used in the WhiteRock collection and the rarity of the highest quality stones, keeping the colors of each scheme consistent with a certain high grade stone is a challenge. In order to have these color schemes consistently available, the following stones are used:
*Blue: The real stones that are used in different instances for blue are Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Kingman Turquoise, and other high quality turquoise stones.
*Opal: Blue or White manmade fiery opal.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is Octobers birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens ones psychic and mystical qualities.