Sillimanite Bracelet by Pam Older Designs


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Gorgeous silver clasp accents the sillimanite roundelles. This handmade bracelet is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

A little about the mineral called sillimanite. It has been found in Delaware,Idaho, Massachusetts, Burma and Sri Lanka. It is rarely found in the market- but we got our hands on it and created three very special designs! They are all on my website http://www.pamolderdesigns.com.

Sillimanite is a hard stone and has the same formula as kyanite and andalusite, but it forms at higher temperatures. It can run from transparent to translucent and has a glassy texture. It looks like raw diamonds and comes in many shades from gray to peach, even light blue and green shades.

We saw briolettes and roundelles when we found it but I hear it can be cut into cabochonstoo. Sillimanite is sometimes used to imitate other precious gems like rubies, emeralds, sapphires.Sillimanite is believed to stimulate the production of endorphins and is the sign of Aries and the state mineral of Delaware. So all very interesting, but we like it for the elegant yet earthy polish it imparts when we use it in our handmade jewelry!

A delicate modern lariat

Here are some of our other creations that we designed using sillimanite. They are in my jewelry drawer till someone buys them!

Long SIllimanite Earring with Pyrite Drops, at www.pamolder.com
Long Sillimanite Earring with Pyrite Drops, at http://www.pamolder.com
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