Sterling silver pendant, Ag 925/1000. Rhodium plated. With genuine, natural gemstone - aventurine. Simple cross design with massive, but gentle aventurine. Name aventurine comes from the Italian "a ventura" meaning "accidentally". This refers to the incidental finding of aventurine in the 18th century. Gemstone characteristics: Type: Natural gemstone aventurine. Country of origin: Madras, India. Carat weight: 17.75 ct. Cross cut, smooth, dimensions 24x18x6 mm. Color: Green. Clarity: Opaque. Luster: Very good.Hardness: 6.5 - 7.00 Mohs. Specific gravity: 2.64 - 2.69. Refractive index: 1.544 - 1.553. Dimensions (loop excl.) ca. 26x18.5x6 mm. Loop is freely moving, inner loop dimensions ca. 6.5x4 mm.