NAIYA PENDANT   This handmade Ruby In Zoisite and CZ pendant is set in Argentium sterling silver.

Naiya Necklace

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This handmade Ruby In Zoisite and CZ pendant is set in Argentium sterling silver.

(chain is sold separately)

Ruby-zoisite is the natural combination of both ruby and zoisite crystals in a single specimen. It is also known as 'anyolite', a name derived from the Masai word for 'green' (anyoli). Other name variations include "ruby-in-zoisite" and "Tanganyika artstone". Ruby-zoisite was discovered at the Longido mining district in northeast Tanzania by Tom Blevins, an English prospector. To this day, Tanzania remains the only source for ruby-zoisite. Blevins had initially thought that he had found vast ruby deposits in 1949, but it later turned out to be a green zoisite matrix with large inclusions of mostly opaque ruby. Ruby-zoisite is also heavily included with black hornblende minerals.
http://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/ruby-zoisite/ruby-zoisite-info.php