Cape May ‘Diamond’ Necklace
Natural Quartz “Cape May Diamond” stone set in Sterling Silver
Lucky Star Dreams
Cape May Diamond’s are a Beach Girl’s Best Friend
From Cape May Point, Cape May diamonds are various shades of river-tumbled pieces of quartz crystal that have washed down the Delaware from as far north as the Delaware Water Gap.
Carat: .4 – .6
7×5 mm stone
Raw polished stone set in sterling on 18″ Chain
According to NJMonthly.com:
“Cape May diamonds may have more than just monetary or sentimental value. In an earlier time, the local Kechemeche Indians, a part of the Lenni-Lenape tribe, believed the gems had supernatural powers to influence the well-being and good fortune of their possessor. The bonds of friendship and lasting goodwill were often sealed with gifts or exchanges of the sacred gems.”
Cape May Point is a tiny historical shore town at the tip of New Jersey, the southern point of the peninsula tail of the southern Jersey shore. It’s the home to the Cape May Lighthouse, concrete ship Atlantis, WWII tower, and Sunset Beach.
Care for your Cape May Diamond Jewelry
Clean your Sterling Silver Cape May Diamond jewelry with white vinegar and baking soda. This is a gentle cleaning method great for removing tarnish. Soak your piece in ½ cup of white vinegar with 2 tbsp of baking soda for two to three hours. Rinse and pat dry.
Tarnish occurs on the surface of silver as a result of exposure to air and moisture. To slow that process, store your sterling silver jewelry in plastic baggies or in a jewelry box lined with anti-tarnish materials. 3M makes anti-tarnish strips