This beautiful stone comes from Asia, and you don't see them too often. They come from mostly from China.. Although the regions they are found has expanded, I still don't see them very often, at least not really nice ones like this one. It is polished and on the front and the design goes clear through the stone, something that isn't always the case. I wrapped it with stainless steel wire, and the beads of the necklace are from the lovely black and white zebra stone.
The stone is 1.98" x 1.65" x .39". With the bail it is 2.8" long. It is wrapped with jewelry grade, stainless steel...so that it will never tarnish. The necklace length is 17" with a 2" extender on it. That can be adjusted per your request.
Science & Myth
Chrysanthemum stones were first discovered over 200 years ago in China and it is also the official symbol of the Chinese imperial family. They were first formed over 250 million years ago, in what is now considered to be the Permian Age. During the Permian Age, thick layers of mud settled on the bottom of the sea. This mud was full of organic material, and calcite and celestite formed within the muck on the sea floor. As the layers of mud were compressed and hardened, and more mud layered atop more mud, the celestite and calcite deposits grew outward in radial patterns in the solidifying limestone. The flower on the chrysanthemum stone is made up of celestite, calcite, andalusite or feldspar, though celestite and calcite are most common. They grew against a base of black limestone, dolomite or gypsum.
It is said that the flower pattern on the chrysanthemum stone represents the burst of energy that is love and joy and abundance. It inspires you to start new paths in life (such as a career or relationship), and bestows lucky opportunities along the chosen path. With this in mind, chrysanthemum stone is a traditional gift for people starting out on new paths, ventures, or relationships. It makes a fantastic wedding gift or graduation gift. Chrysanthemum is a lucky stone that brings opportunities and helps dispel jealousy and resentment from within, leaving only joy and possibility.
Whether the effects of stones and crystals such as this are real or merely a placebo effect is unknown. All we know for certain is that the use of gemstones in healing goes back centuries. And we know that modern science has discovered some surprising applications for the unique properties of certain crystals as all stones and crystals are made up of the same things that make up our bodies!
Shipping charges cover shipping, insurance and handling. All items are sent via first class mail or priority mail, in a bubble envelope or small gift box with delivery confirmation and/or insurance or by priority mail. Third party shipping is available at no extra charge.
CarolesArt strives to provide the highest quality work at the best possible price. If you are not completely satisfied, I will refund the purchase price within 14 days of the transaction. The item must be returned in the same condition in which it came. Buyer assumes all shipping charges on returns. There is a 10 percent restocking fee to cover the fees from etsy and payment methods. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me. Sorry for the high prices on out of the country shipping, but I want to make my work available to anyone who wants to buy it, and that is what it costs to get delivery confirmation for countries outside of the US.
I also love to do custom orders and will gladly create any item to suit your needs. I would love to hear from you! I can provide almost any type of stone, cab or crystal that you would like or can work with your own favorite stone that you have collected. Check out Rocknstones.etsy.Com to see my Artisan crafted stones and cabs, and luvmesomevintage.etsy.com for my vintage items.
Thanks for shopping at CarolesArt!
1-3 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.