- Gemstones: Aquamarine / Ruby / Tanzanite
- Measurements: 1 13/16" X 15/16" / 46mm X 24mm
- Materials: Gold Filled Sterling Silver
- Artists: Arnold Horowitz
- Styles: Gemstone Jewelry
- Categories: Pendants
The name Aquamarine, comes from Latin meaning “water of the sea”, and is a type of Beryl usually occurring in a variety of light blue to bluish green colors. It is said to embody a strong connection to the sea. Sailors of ancient Rome would use this stone as a talisman for safety, good luck and to prevent drowning. This stone invokes calmness, soothing energy and relaxation. It reduces stress, quietens the mind; stone of peace, joy and happiness, especially in relationships.
The word ruby comes from the Latin word for “red”. It is one of the four cardinal gemstones, and has been sought after and worn by many ancient peoples. It was one of the main trading goods along the Silk Road in 200 BC, and used by royalty and nobles as ornamentation throughout the world.
People in India believed rubies allowed you to live in peace with your enemies, and made you invincible in battle. In medieval Europe it was believed that rubies brought wisdom, health, wealth, and love. These past traditions combine and the ruby is known today as a stone of protection, prosperity and passion. A “leadership” stone, it is thought to bring confidence, vibrancy, a heightened awareness, increased concentration and courage.
Tanzanite is the purple and blue variety of Zoisite, and is only found in a small mining area at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, hence its name. It has an effect of trichroism, where it can appear blue, violet and burgundy depending on its crystal orientation and different lighting. Tanzanite is a stone of transformation; it lets you better know your deeper self, so you can move beyond your boundaries and limitations, harnessing your inner strength to achieve your goals. This stone is also thought to encourage confidence, self-control, clarity of thought and strategic thinking.
Born in Houston, Texas, influenced by his Dutch mother, Arnold Horowitz showed an intense interest in stones as a youngster. His passion for stones established himself as a name in the custom-handmade jewelry business. Arnold’s wife Meenakshi Soni Horowitz, an art student from N.Delhi, now leads the designing team. Their unique designs of SOLOS seeks to combine natural stones, fossils and crystalline minerals, with faceted and cabochon stones, so that each piece is not just a piece of jewelry but is an interesting story of collectable gemstones.