Fantastical Friday: Happy New Year!

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I had a recent comment asking me to showcase some pearl, amethyst & jade & I thought it might be nice to ring in the new year with a few of those lovely treasures. There are three of each in today’s wishlist & I avoided all faux items for today’s post. Everything was found from various vendors at Wishing everyone a wonderful new year & bright prospects in 2017, may it be more spectacular than 2016 for all. ❤

Pearls are particularly beautiful & among the very few biological gemstones coveted by humans. The tradition of gathering them is so ancient we will most likely never know what culture began the process. Before the advent of culturing, which began early in the last century, they were very rare & one of the most expensive items, which made their use pretty exclusive to the ruling class. As a side note, the first of my pearl selections is kitty themed, if you’ve been following me for a while, you might be aware that I have a lot of cats, so the shape appeals to me very much. 🙂

I love amethyst, it’s my favorite color & a gemstone I feel particularly close to. Ever since I was a child I have felt an affinity for this stone. It’s semi-precious & has been sought after since at least the time of the Ancient Greeks. The stone, like so many others, is thought to have a variety of metaphysical qualities, in ancient times it was believed to ward of drunkenness & was considered a desirable material for drinking vessels.

Jade, so associated with Chinese mysticism & thoroughly entwined with their culture. It may surprise some of you to learn that it actually comes in a wide variety of colors, with a translucent emerald green is the most highly regarded & the most expensive form, for a long time it was reserved only for for the Chinese Imperial family (hence the name imperial jade).

gemstones011) S.Leaf Sterling Silver Cat Necklace Freshwater Cultured Pearl Cat Collarbone Charm Necklace ($23.99)
2) Yoursfs Vintage Pearl Jewelry Sets 18K Rose Gold Plated Dress Jewelry Delicate Teardrop Pendant Necklace & Earring Set ($25.99)
3) Pearl Bracelet 7.5 Inch Freshwater Pearl Bracelet , Pearl Size: 6-7mm ($29)
4) 925 Sterling Silver Bali Filigree Chandelier Design w/ Purple Amethyst Dangle Earrings ($22.11)
5) Amethyst Tree of Life Gemstone Jewelry Necklace Silver Pendant 18″ 24″ Chain ($23)
6) Sterling Silver Purple Amethyst & White Topaz Gemstone Women’s Ring Sizes 5 to 9 ($49.99)
7) Rhodium-Plated Sterling Silver Oval-Shaped Jade and Diamond Accent Pendant Necklace, 18″ ($27.02)
8) Parma77 Elegant Polished Green Jade Bangle Spinach Green Wide Bracelet ($29.58)
9) Bling Jewelry 925 Sterling Silver Marcasite Green Jade Dangle Earrings ($32.99)

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