.999 fine silver is whiter in appearance than .925 sterling silver and tarnishes less. It does not trigger allergies in people sensitive to nickel or other alloys.
Amethyst is an extremely sought-after gem which has been valued by many civilizations since antiquity. A variety of vitreous quartz, amethyst often forms dramatic prismatic crystals which are often formed into jewelry without being cut. Brazil and Uruguay are common sources of high quality amethyst. In the early Christian church, amethyst was believed to guard against intoxication, hence its derivation from the Greek "amethustos," meaning "not drunk."
Aventurine is generally quartz with a speckled appearance from the presence of other minerals in the stone. Occurring in various colors from a sea green to a yellow brown, aventurine is found in the Ural Mountains of Russia, in Rutland, Vermont, and in other locations around the world.
Authentic cow bone has been exquisitely carved, polished and hand finished to make this beautiful piece.
Derived from "tapaz," the Sanskrit word for fire, topaz is one of the most brilliant cut gemstones in existence. Topaz comes in a variety of colors from yellow to blue, and deeper blues and pinks are often created by heat-treating stones. Brazil is the world's top exporter of topaz.