Circa the 1960’s, this is a bold sterling silver wire-wrapped necklace from São Paolo, Brazil. It contains 40 aventurine stones, in varying shades of light green, many of which sparkle from the flecks of quartz that are natural to the stone. The stones are oblong in shape, each slightly different, but well-matched, narrow at the top and wider at the bottom, creating an effect of the stones feeding into each other. Sterling silver holds the aventurine in place, wrapping around the stones with zigzag bends in the structure. The silver has a lovely patina that gives the necklace a vintage feel and blends nicely with the marbling of the aventurine.
Aventurine is a type of green quartz and is known as one of the luckiest stones. It is believed to bring good luck and opportunity, and to increase receptivity to abundance. Its name comes from the Italian words “a venture”, meaning “by chance”, and it will bring fortune to your adventures.
This necklace came in a box and with a note from its original owner written on stationary from São Paolo; it appeared to be a gift to a loved one. It is approximately 48”, with each stone measuring approximately 3/4" to 1" x 1/2", and can be worn as a long necklace, or wrapped around the neck twice. It even looks great worn flapper style!