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Lavaliere Style Necklace with Rare Russian Simbircite in Sterling Silver

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Striking in its rich, warm, earthen colors is this Lavalier Style Necklace with Rare Russian Simbircite in Sterling Silver. Russian Simbirsite is a rare stone which only comes from the city of Simbirsk (now called Ulyanovsk) on the Volga river. It is considered an ancient stone that takes over 80 million years to form, starting out as an ammonite which was a shellfish. Look closely and you will see a metallic squiggly line up the center of the stone dividing the darker and lighter portions; that is pyrite which was originally the shell of the animal. I recently discovered this stone and fell head over heels in love with it for its range of amber-like colors, its rarity, and because it was originally an animal alive during the dinosaur age.

The pendant portion of this lavalier necklace which includes the tear drop shaped Simbircite and the triangular portion above it is about 2 1/4" long. The triangular piece was made with reticulated sterling silver with interesting irregular surface pronounced with oxidation. Running up through the reticulated silver is sterling square wire shaped to echo the stripe of pyrite in the stone. Sterling silver rolo chain extends from 16" to 20" for variation in necklace length. A sterling silver lobster clasp keeps this piece secure when worn.

The lavalier was popularized by the Duchesse de la Vallière, a mistress of King Louis XIV of France. This style of necklace is characterized by a small link necklace that terminates in a single large pendant or tassel. Though named for a mistress of Louis XIV, the style is usually associated with turn-of-the-20th century jewelry. The lightness and delicacy of the lavalier perfectly complemented the fashions of the Edwardian era, and it remained popular into the 1930s.

As a socially conscious person, I make a donation to non-profit with every purchase from my store. See my profile for details. Peruse more handmade jewelry in my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/SuzanneRoggeDesigns

Follow me on Instagram @suzanneroggedesign to see new pieces and things I find compelling.
Striking in its rich, warm, earthen colors is this Lavalier Style Necklace with Rare Russian Simbircite in Sterling Silver. Russian Simbirsite is a rare stone which only comes from the city of Simbirsk (now called Ulyanovsk) on the Volga river. It is considered an ancient stone that takes over 80 million years to form, starting out as an ammonite which was a shellfish. Look closely and you will see a metallic squiggly line up the center of the stone dividing the darker and lighter portions; that is pyrite which was originally the shell of the animal. I recently discovered this stone and fell head over heels in love with it for its range of amber-like colors, its rarity, and because it was originally an animal alive during the dinosaur age.

The pendant portion of this lavalier necklace which includes the tear drop shaped Simbircite and the triangular portion above it is about 2 1/4" long. The triangular piece was made with reticulated sterling silver with interesting irregular surface pronounced with oxidation. Running up through the reticulated silver is sterling square wire shaped to echo the stripe of pyrite in the stone. Sterling silver rolo chain extends from 16" to 20" for variation in necklace length. A sterling silver lobster clasp keeps this piece secure when worn.

The lavalier was popularized by the Duchesse de la Vallière, a mistress of King Louis XIV of France. This style of necklace is characterized by a small link necklace that terminates in a single large pendant or tassel. Though named for a mistress of Louis XIV, the style is usually associated with turn-of-the-20th century jewelry. The lightness and delicacy of the lavalier perfectly complemented the fashions of the Edwardian era, and it remained popular into the 1930s.

As a socially conscious person, I make a donation to non-profit with every purchase from my store. See my profile for details. Peruse more handmade jewelry in my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/SuzanneRoggeDesigns

Follow me on Instagram @suzanneroggedesign to see new pieces and things I find compelling.

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For items selling for $99 or less I will send them in a padded envelope First Class Mail with tracking. Cost of shipping is listed for each item. If you would like insurance let me know, and I will provide a reserve listing. To give you an idea of the cost, insurance for a $100 item is about $3. I would also be happy to send items under $99 via USPS Priority Mail which is about $7. Again, I would provide a reserve listing should you request this shipment method.

For items selling for $100 or more I will send them USPS Priority Mail with tracking which costs about $7 for the smallest box. That size box should be fine for one to three items. If you would like insurance let me know, and I will provide a reserve listing. But to give you an idea of the cost, insurance for a $100 item is about $3. FYI, USPS Priority Mail takes about two to three days on average.

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For International Shipping, I can ship first class with no tracking, no insurance, no guaranteed delivery time if you are okay with that. All customs charges must be paid by customer at time of receipt. I assume no responsibility for receipt of merchandise once it leaves my hands at the post office. I do not offer first class shipping to Mexico at this time.

Another option is International Priority at $12.95 to most countries for small, fixed rate box one to three items. Delivery is between 6-10 days and same custom fees must be paid, if any, by recipient. International Priority is $10.95 to Canada and UK. The only way to insure for exact value is Registered Mail and the cost is substantial.
Shipping within the United States:
For items selling for $99 or less I will send them in a padded envelope First Class Mail with tracking. Cost of shipping is listed for each item. If you would like insurance let me know, and I will provide a reserve listing. To give you an idea of the cost, insurance for a $100 item is about $3. I would also be happy to send items under $99 via USPS Priority Mail which is about $7. Again, I would provide a reserve listing should you request this shipment method.

For items selling for $100 or more I will send them USPS Priority Mail with tracking which costs about $7 for the smallest box. That size box should be fine for one to three items. If you would like insurance let me know, and I will provide a reserve listing. But to give you an idea of the cost, insurance for a $100 item is about $3. FYI, USPS Priority Mail takes about two to three days on average.

International Shipping
For International Shipping, I can ship first class with no tracking, no insurance, no guaranteed delivery time if you are okay with that. All customs charges must be paid by customer at time of receipt. I assume no responsibility for receipt of merchandise once it leaves my hands at the post office. I do not offer first class shipping to Mexico at this time.

Another option is International Priority at $12.95 to most countries for small, fixed rate box one to three items. Delivery is between 6-10 days and same custom fees must be paid, if any, by recipient. International Priority is $10.95 to Canada and UK. The only way to insure for exact value is Registered Mail and the cost is substantial.

Lavaliere Style Necklace with Rare Russian Simbircite in Sterling Silver

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