Lepidolite Purple Mica Gemstone on Sterling Silver Pendant by Tim Grasso

Regular price $44.00

This is an attractive sterling silver pendant, featuring soft purple lepidolite mica! This unique light purple variety of mica gets its color from manganese, and often contains lithium as well. The pendant would look ideal on a sterling silver chain, or on one of our signature faceted strands. The pendant is sold alone, and any chain you would like to pair it with can be purchased separately in the Sterling Silver Chain section, while faceted strands may be found in Necklaces & Sets. Contact us if you would like help putting a set together!

This modern pendant has been set in a contemporary open setting, which lays the stone on a back layer of sterling silver but keeps the edges and face of the stone open. The jeweler's epoxy use to attach the stone to the silver back has a high level of durability and is baked onto the stone, making it extremely durable. This pendant is made by artist Tim Grasso, our in-house lapidary and wirewrap artist.

Dimensions: 1.38” x 0.63” (36mm x 16mm)


PHYSICAL: Lepidolite is the purple lithium-bearing variety of mica, and gets its purple color from manganese. It can form in many areas, but some of the most beautiful deposits are in Brazil, Afghanistan, California, and more. 

HEALING: Lepidolite is associated emotional healing, serenity, and inner peace. El: Water, Ch: Heart (4th). 


Care for gemstones in sterling silver jewelry: 

As with all natural stones set in silver, these jewelry pieces should be removed when taking a shower, swimming, or entering a hot springs. Water (especially hot water) can damage natural materials and even cause settings to fail. This is especially true with gemstone rings!

*Though many gems and minerals have historical and cultural associations with healing properties, these items are sold for wear in jewelry, display, study, and collector interest only.