Meticulously handcrafted with attention to detail, JewelsfromMel offers a wide variety of jewelry to fit all your personal needs and interests. Our goal is to have every customer 100% satisfied with all our products. This listing is for a 14k Gold-Filled Akoya Pearl Necklace, Pearl Necklace, Bridal Necklace, Wedding Necklace, Chalcedony Necklace, Birthstone Necklace The Necklace consists of: - Aqua Chalcedony (9.0 - 10.0mm) - 100% Natural Akoya Pearl (5.0 mm) - USA made 14k Gold Filled Chain - USA made 14k Gold-Filed Wire - Length: Approx. 18 inches (not including Chalcedony dangle) - Chalcedony dangle Approx. 1 1/4 inches Pearl is the Birthstone for the following months: June, July & November Power-Stone for the following months: July The pearl is the oldest known gem, and for many centuries it was considered the most valuable. Unlike all gems, the pearl is organic matter derived from a living creature - oysters and mollusks. There is much folklore and tradition about the pearl. In fact so much history accompanies this stone that five months claim it as a birthstone - February, April, June (traditional), July and November. The pearl is an astral stone for the signs Gemini and Cancer, and astrologers link it to the moon. It was said in some early cultures that the pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens and became the heart of the oyster. Pearls have been called the 'teardrops of the moon'. Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven. Over time, the pearl has become the symbol of purity and innocence and it is often sewn into bridal gowns, or worn as jewelry by the bride. Akoya Pearls are salt-water pearls, and the name "Akoya" comes from the oyster that produces the pearl. Akoya pearls are cultured in the Pinctada fucata martensii, also known as the akoya oyster. This mollusk is found and farmed primarily in Japan and China. Akoyas are known for their wonderful luster and are considered the classic pearl. They are generally white or cream colored, with overtone colors of rose, silver, or cream. Although Akoyas are normally white pearls with varying overtones, some sellers offer "black" Akoyas. These pearls have been treated to create darker shades. These are true Akoyas that are treated or dyed, but the majority of Akoyas are white. The akoya oyster is the smallest pearl-producing oyster used in pearl culture today, so akoya pearls also tend to be small, ranging in size from just 2 mm to about 11 mm in size. They also tend to be the most consistently round and near-round pearls, making them ideal in terms of matching for multi-pearl jewelry such as strands and bracelets. Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and good will. It absorbs negative energy. It brings the mind, body, emotions and spirit into harmony. Chalcedony instills feelings of benevolence and generosity. It alleviates hostility and transforms melancholy into joy. Eases self-doubt. Creates openness and enthusiasm. Absorbs and dissipates negative thoughts, emotions and bad dreams. Chalcedony improves mineral assimilation and combats mineral buildup in veins. Lessens the effects of dementia and senility. It increases physical energy. Heals the eyes, gallbladder, bones, spleen, blood and circulatory system. **Disclaimer** Healing stones should not be used instead of regular medical treatment, but in addition to treatments. Always seek professional help when dealing with health related problems. For this item, first class shipping will be $3.75 We will gladly combine shipping on any of our items, anything over 1lb shipping will have a slightly increased shipping cost than what is posted. Please remember every computer varies in shades and hues of color The pictures shown above is the real without any special process. But the color and brightness may differ a little for the difference of shooting facilities, computer display screens or other factors. There are no identical stones, as each one is different. We firmly believe that you will be 100% satisfied with our product, but if that is not the case, then we will gladly offer a full refund within 7 days (shipping and handling required). Please Contact us if you have any questions within 7 days of the delivered date. As stated at the top, our goal again is to provide 100% satisfaction to all our customers with our service and products. Thank you for looking at our product and please check back often, as there will be more items listed frequently.