Mammoth Mountain Peridot & Amethyst Snowflake Sterling Silver Pendant

Mammoth Mountain Peridot & Amethyst Snowflake Sterling Silver Pendant

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This astounding peridot, Brazilian (light) and African (dark) amethyst snowflake sterling silver pendant features 37 stones in total. It measures 1 1/4" across.

We named this piece after Mammoth Mountain for its astounding amount of snow and ability to stay open during the summer months for "winter" sports. We are equally astounded by the beauty created by the gemstones in this pendant.

The purples of the two kinds of amethysts blend perfectly with the green of the peridot. 

Peridot is one of only two gemstones not formed in the Earth's crust (diamond is the other). It's called an "extreme" gem because it is born of fire in the molten rock of Earth's upper mantle. Thanks to earthquakes and volcanoes it is brought to the surface. Peridot has also been found in comet dust!

Amethyst is a favorite gem for it all its purple shades and hues. Did you know that the name amethyst comes from the Greek word for "not intoxicate"? Wearing amethyst jewelry is said to protect one from drunkenness. Maybe that's the reason we love this gem!

Each piece in our Snowflake Line is unique just like the cold flakes that fall from the sky. We let each gem speak to us in how they should be arranged. We let the colors and gemstones tell the story. We did not set out intending to make pendants that resemble snowflakes; however, in trusting the gems to arrange themselves, they naturally did so in a hexagonal structure, just like real snowflakes in winter. 

Just like each snowflake is unique, so is each human being. No two are the same. We know there is one that is just right for you! Be sure to check out our Breckenridge Snowflake Topaz, Tanzanite, Amethyst & Sapphire Sterling Silver Pendant!

Mountains, according to the angle of view, the season, the time of day, the beholder's frame of mind, or any one thing, can effectively change their appearance. Thus, it is essential to recognize that we can never know more than one side, one small aspect of a mountain.
Haruki Murakami