Sometimes what looks like a dull stone reveals an interior of delicate crystals. These formations are called geodes, and with the right mix of pressure, water, and chemicals, they can form inside volcanic or sedimentary rocks. Here, artisans in California cut thin slices from Brazilian geodes to expose the white and black quartz, lined with sparkling crystals. The outer “shell” is gold-plated to highlight the mineral’s natural beauty. Please allow for variations in these natural stones. 14-karat-gold-filled chain.
Handcrafted in the U.S. using Brazilian geodes. 18"L; pendant: approximately 1"W x 2"L.