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Staurolite "Fairy Cross" Talisman with Gold Findings

$495

Staurolite is a brittle, hard mineral that has a dull lustre. Its crystals are usually dark brown in colour and are often twinned in cruciform patterns. Since the mineral naturally grows in a cross pattern, superstitious people have believed them to be magical. It was believed that if you had one of these "fairy crosses" on you, you would be protected from witchcraft, sickness, accidents, and disaster. The name is derived from stauros, the Greek word for cross. It is claimed that three U.S. presidents carried fairy stones as talismans.

This product is final sale.

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  • Materials

    10k gold endcap, brass jump ring, new 14k gold chain.

  • Age

    c. 1900.

  • Size

    1' tall and 1/2" in diameter, 18" chain.

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please note:Terms of Sale

During the archive sale, shipping is FREE for purchases over $100 within the continental US. For US-bound purchases under $100, a flat $7 fee will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs. International orders will be subject to our normal shipping fees, and may incur customs charges. Please refer to our FAQ's for more information on our international shipping policy.

For sale orders, we'll be shipping via USPS first class mail. Any orders valued over $1,000 will ship via UPS, insured and with signature required. Since these sales are always extremely popular, expect to wait up to 4 weeks for shipping and handling; for any orders involving sizing or stamping, expect to wait up to 4-6 weeks. We have one employee and expect many hundreds of orders. You'll receive an email when your order ships, which may take several weeks. Please be patient!

To keep things cheap for everyone, we will be using basic, minimal packaging for all archive sale orders. We are unable to provide gift wrapping or notes for any sale orders—sorry!

If you place multiple orders, email us with both your order numbers. We’ll refund you the second shipping fee and will combine all items into one package.

All sale items are FINAL SALE. No refunds or exchanges.