This little gem is one of the most beautiful and unusual little stone. It has a black starburst on the quartz with little tiny ribbons of gold coming from the center of the star. I used the antiqued brass because it reflects the color of the goldish ribbons in the black star. And I showcased it with my favorite crown of coiled wire and antiqued bronze seed beads. The wire art adds a regal touch to an already real piece of work.
The stone is 2.4" including the bail from top to bottom of the stone and at its widest it is 1.2"
The chain is also antiqued brass. The chain is 18" with a two inch extender.
SCIENCE & MYTH
The name "Astrophyllite" comes from the Greek "astron" for "star" and "phyllon" for "leaf" due to its starburst-like sprays. It litterally means "star sheet". Astrophyllite helps to release old patterns and programming without any guilt so that forward progress can be made. It assists and guides one to reaching one’s full potential, allowing for the recognition/realization that there truly are no limitations or obstacles. Astrophyllite's motto is "Believe and you will achieve".
Astrophyllite is a wonderful companion for astral travel, out of body journeys and dream time, as it helps to protect and guide when needed. Astrophyllite increases sensitivity of touch and perception, which makes it an excellent tool for those who are working in the alternative healing fields such as massage or acupressure, as it enhances awareness of what the client needs.
Physically, Astrophyllite works with issues of the hormonal and reproductive systems, including PMS and menopause issues. It can also be used in the areas of cell regeneration, Epilepsy and the large intestines.
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!
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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.. 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.
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