Since we had blue skies yesterday, a high of 70 predicted for today, went with blue! Have a wonderful Sunday, Hubby and I will be outside enjoying this weather.
Blue Victoria Stone Pendant - GNJ-P105
You better get this while you can, Victoria Stones are quickly becoming rare.
A beautiful Blue Victoria Stone Cabochon wire wrapped in sterling silver.
Dimensions: Stone: 21.2 mm x 14.2 mm, Length including bail: 1 1/2 inch
Late in the 60's Iimori Laboratory Ltd. of Tokyo Japan began to market a variety of imitation gem materials. Dr. S. Iimori produced some paste (lead glass) in different colors for faceting, also a cat's eye, "jade," and finally his masterpiece: The chatoyant Victoria stone in 16 different colors. This material was advertised to be a melt of various natural minerals that had reconstructed into a new mineral and cooled for months under 2000 pounds pressure. The melt mass then partially devitrified forming chatoyant fan-like sprays of crystal fibers. To protect his market, the 84-year-old Dr. Iimori did not patent his process, instead preferring to keep it a secret even from his family. When he passed away they did not continue the operation and the company went bankrupt in 1985.